In this article from the Globe & Mail, Manulife announced an 830-machine addition to The EXCHANGE network of ATMs to be completed by the end of September. Manulife’s expansion will take place in nine provinces with machines coming to Mac’s, Couche-Tard, and Circle K convenience stores. This move brings the number of Exchange ATMs to over 3,300 machines across Canada – second only to BMO at 4,000.
Long-time finance columnist Rob Carrick believes that through by moving towards customer-geared banking, credit unions have become viable competitors on multiple fronts for the hearts and minds of consumers nationwide. And as credit union members, we get to reap the benefits of a network that boasts a larger fleet of ATMs than five of the Big Six banks - it's convenient, it's everywhere we need to be, and best of all, it's free!
The EXCHANGE encourages you to enter their #SurchargeFREEdom contest to help raise awareness of its fleet of convenient surcharge-free ATMs. The EXCHANGE invites credit union members, EXCHANGE ATM users, and disgruntled bank customers alike to cry out for #SurchargeFREEdom by tweeting (via Twitter) or posting (via Facebook) their sentiments, using the #SurchargeFREEdom hashtag and mentioning @TheExchangeATM. The top tweet or Facebook post wins a whopping $2,500.00 in prize money! The contest runs until September 4th; full details are available at www.surchargefreedom.ca.
As Rob Carrick notes in his article, “It’s a great time to start a new relationship.” It’s also a great time to be a credit union member! Help spread the word - enter today!
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Some choices matter, and where you do your banking is one of them. We don't usually think about where we decide to put our finances, but the truth is that where we choose to bank has a massive impact on us and the communities in which we live. Who does your choice benefit?