Tech CU members can now access a GPS download of surcharge-free ATMs for their Garmin, TomTom or other GPS * on the credit union’s websiteSan Jose, CA (February 20, 2009)—Technology Credit Union announced today in partnership with LocatorSearch, a leading provider of locator applications for financial institutions, a new GPS download that will allow Tech CU members to easily find surcharge–free ATMs anytime, anywhere using their GPS device. Tech CU members can use the new download to conveniently find the nearest surcharge–free ATM to their location by simply following turn-by-turn directions with their Garmin, TomTom or other GPS device.
"We understand our members have busy lives and are often on the road, without access to a computer,” said Kathleen Litman, Vice President of Marketing for Tech CU. “For that reason, Tech CU is committed to pushing our services to mobile platforms wherever possible. This new GPS download is a great example of that. It gives our members a fast, easy way to find the nearest surcharge–free ATM, which saves them being charged a fee because they used an ATM outside of our network.” As a member of the Allpoint and CO-OP ATM networks, Tech CU provides surcharge-free ATM access to their membership at more than 60,000 locations nationwide, including Target, Costco and 7-Eleven stores, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid Pharmacies and Exxon and Chevron gas stations.
To access the ATM locator service, Tech CU members can download a Tech CU GPS Points of Interest (POI) file directly from the Tech CU ATM location finder at http://techcu.locatorsearch.com/index.aspx. A "GPS Download" button is available at the top of every processed search request and the appropriate GPS POI can be downloaded for several supported GPS device types.
*For more information on operating your particular GPS unit with a computer and adding Point of Interests (POI) files to your particular device, please see your GPS manufacturer’s website for detailed information.
Technology Credit Union is a full-service, financial institution serving individuals who work, live, go to school or regularly worship in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Tech CU was started in 1960 and is now among the top 1 percent of the nation’s largest credit unions. It is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by Tech CU’s 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. With more than 78,000 members, over $1 billion in assets and 10 full-service branches around the Bay Area, Tech CU is a leader in the credit union industry.
LocatorSearch, based in the New York City area, provides the financial services industry with a true online, aggregated branch, ATM, and shared service center locator service. Adopted by some of today’s largest credit unions, LocatorSearch allows the integration of ATM networks, Shared Branch, and Branch locations, featuring proximity-based search and results, nearest location display (between 5 and 20 miles), plotted maps, and driving directions. In addition, LocatorSearch provides, multi-lingual locators (Spanish, English, and others available onrequest), WAP enabled wireless locators for use on cell phones and iPhones, and voice phone locators. For more information, please call (914) 729-0086 or visit www.locatorsearch.com.
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