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CUs, Banks Take Over Gas Pumps To Urge Local Banking
AUSTIN, Texas (8/28/13)--Credit unions are always on the alert for ways to help their communities. Today and Thursday they will team up with community banks nationwide to pump $150,000 in free gas to raise awareness about how they fuel local economies, and also to encourage consumers to transfer their accounts from megabanks. 
 
Nearly 40 credit unions and community banks across the country will take over gas stations as part of the Take Back Your Banking initiative.

In partnership with Kasasa.com, a resource for free checking accounts with rewards at credit unions and community banks, the community financial institutions will showcase the benefits they offer consumers, including free reward-checking, superior member/customer service and nationwide ATM fee refunds with no minimum balance requirements to earn rewards or maintain accounts.

The Take Back Your Banking event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. local time each day.
 
 Today's event will be in:
  • Dallas;
  • Atlanta;
  • Baltimore;
  • St. Louis;
  • La Crosse, Wis.;
  • Wellesley, Mass.;
  • Marietta, Ga.;
  • Glendale, Ariz.;
  • Worthington, Ohio;
  • Yarmouth, Maine;
  • Shreveport, La.;
  • Altoona, Pa.;
  • Mason, Mich.;
  • Greenville, S.C.;
  • Hackettstown, N.J.;
  • Kennett, Mo.;
  • Mankato, Minn.;
  • Evanston, Wyo.;
  • Mineola, Texas; and
  • Auburn, Hills, Mich.
Thursday's events will be in:
  • St. Paul, Minn.;
  • Portland, Ore.;
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.;
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa;
  • Baton Rouge, La.;
  • Worcester, Mass.;
  • Middletown, Conn.;
  • Suffolk, Va.;
  • Teays Valley, W.Va.;
  • Biddeford, Maine;
  • Warner Robins, Ga.;
  • Lubbock, Texas;
  • Benton, Ky.;
  • Colchester, Vt.;
  • Hiram, Ga.;
  • Green River, Wyo.;
  • Rock Springs, Wyo.; and
  • Quitman, Texas.


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