HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an expansion of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union's relationship with Cardtronics, the credit union has joined the Allpoint Network, expanding surcharge-free ATM access by 55,000 convenient retail ATMs worldwide. Allpoint is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM), the world's largest retail ATM owner / operator. Alaska USA has partnered with Cardtronics since 2014 to enhance offsite ATM access for its members.
The new Allpoint agreement marks the second time Alaska USA has looked to Cardtronics to provide its members with expanded off-site ATM access. Last year, the credit union established an ATM branding relationship with Cardtronics, enabling Alaska USA to brand approximately 200 Cardtronics-owned ATMs located in many Walgreens, Safeway and other stores in Washington, plus select retailers in Arizona, California and Oregon - giving its members significantly expanded surcharge-free ATM access in convenient retail locations. In a separate agreement, Alaska USA has also contracted Cardtronics to manage offsite ATMs at 47 QFC stores in Washington and Oregon on the credit union's behalf. Alaska USA FCU Vice President, Electronic Services, Joel Swanson said:"The expansion of our relationship with Cardtronics is a testament to how valuable we have found its services to be in increasing our own brand recognition while ensuring that our cardholders have the most comprehensive ATM network - highlighted by surcharge-free access at their favorite retail locations." Cardtronics President, North American Business Group, David Dove said: "With this latest agreement with Alaska USA, we're demonstrating how our branding, Allpoint and ATM managed services solutions come together to help strengthen a financial institution's relationship with its account holders through providing convenience and cost savings." All Alaska USA branch network and offsite ATMs, including Allpoint Network locations, can be found using the Alaska USA ATM locator - powered by LocatorSearch, also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardtronics - available at the credit union's website. About Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $6.1 billion in assets and more than half a million members worldwide. The credit union operates 72 branches in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington. About Allpoint Allpoint Network is the largest surcharge-free ATM network with more than 55,000 ATMs in leading national and regional merchant locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and Australia. Allpoint provides greater access, convenience and savings to customers of financial institutions while providing institutions the tools to compete more effectively for customers. For more information or to find the nearest Allpoint surcharge-free ATM, please visit www.AllpointNetwork.com. Allpoint Network is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardtronics, Inc. About Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM)Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics provides services to over 190,000 retail ATMs in North America and Europe. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for North America and Europe's top retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders' surcharge-free cash access, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce. Contact Information: Media RelationsNick PappathopoulosDirector - Public Relations832-308-4396 firstname.lastname@example.org Investor RelationsPhillip ChinEVP Corporate Development & Investor Relations 832-308-4975 email@example.com Cardtronics and Allpoint are registered trademarks of Cardtronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.