TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (6/30/08)--Credit Union 24 (CU 24) extended its relationship with the Allpoint Network to offer the CU HERE Premium ATM and point-of-sale network. The network has 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs to credit union participants. CU 24 signed a multi-year deal with Allpoint. The network, combined with CU 24’s point-of-sale network, will give credit union members about half a million access points nationwide. U.S. consumers spent $8.8 billion on ATM surcharges in 2006 and 2007, according to CU 24. The average surcharge was $1.86 in 2007, and the most common surcharge was $2. Some financial institutions charge as much as $3, the company said in a release. CU 24 is an ATM and point-of-sale network based in Tallahassee, Fla.