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CU Walgreens sign pact for surcharge-free ATMs
DOWNEY, Calif. (1/24/12)--Financial Partners CU (FPCU) in Downey, Calif., said it has introduced several new technological features and services to better serve its members, including a recently signed agreement to provide surcharge-free ATM access at all Walgreens in California.

The $732 million asset credit union also launched a new website, upgraded ATMs, and presented a mobile capture option that allows deposits via cell phones.

The credit union signed a two-year agreement with Walgreens that allows surcharge-free ATM access for its members at all Walgreens stores statewide.

This will "provide more than 500 additional free ATMs statewide for our members through this agreement," FPCU President/CEO Nader Moghaddam said. "This, along with our other recent technological additions, is part of our delivering on our promise to provide more convenience for our members, and to help them save money and time."

The credit union on Dec. 5 launched its new website, www.FPCU.org.

"Now finding the products and services our members are looking for is easy and quick," Moghaddam said. "All it takes is one click to get to any product information in any category. The new site also provides additional information and comparison tools to help members make better financial decisions."

The credit union upgraded ATMs to provide easier navigation and improved visibility for faster transactions. The ATMs come equipped with 17-inch non-glare touchscreens and more secure card readers. Members no longer need envelopes to deposit checks or money, and they can receive printed images of checks and mini-statements listing their last 10 transactions.

Members also can deposit checks through their cellphones using a special FPCU mobile app. Users can snap a photo of their check, and the app verifies that the check is endorsed and the deposit is made. Members can deposit up to 20 checks per day.


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