HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allpoint Network and STAR Network have renewed their relationship allowing STARsf® surcharge-free program member financial institutions and their cardholders unlimited access to the Allpoint network in the United States. Allpoint operates the world's largest surcharge-free ATM network and is an affiliate of Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM), the world's largest retail ATM owner / operator. First Data's STAR Network is one of the leading debit networks, with more than 2 million retail and ATM locations. First Data is the global leader in payment technology and services solutions.
When established in 2007, the STAR-Allpoint relationship expanded nationwide surcharge-free ATM access by 32,000 U.S. locations for STARsf cardholders. Since that time, Allpoint has grown its U.S. footprint to more than 43,000 ATMs, bringing the total for the STARsf program to more than 50,000 ATMs.
"Linking STARsf to Allpoint surcharge-free ATMs has always been about putting STAR financial institutions in a better competitive position. Surcharge-free ATM access continues to be a key decision point for consumers when choosing a bank or credit union," said Pete Korpady, general manager, STAR Network. "Through ongoing expansion of its network, which is focused on convenient retail locations where consumers already live, work and shop, Allpoint has demonstrated its commitment to adding value to the STARsf program, its member financial institutions and ultimately their cardholders."
With Allpoint, STARsf cardholders will never be far away from surcharge-free ATM access. Conveniently located in destination retail outlets, including major discount retailers, convenience, grocery and pharmacy stores, Allpoint ATMs save customers of STARsf financial institutions time as well as ATM fees.
"Since the STAR Network first linked the STARsf program to Allpoint, we have worked together to help financial institutions deliver the nationwide surcharge-free ATM access their cardholders demand," said Bill Knoll, managing director, Allpoint Network. "With the STAR-Allpoint relationship set to move forward, we're expanding and enhancing our joint marketing efforts, and looking forward to mutually beneficial growth."
About First Data
First Data is a global technology leader in the financial services industry. With 24,000 employee-owners and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from small businesses to the world's largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process more than 2,000 financial transactions per second, totaling $1.8 trillion a year. First Data's unparalleled infrastructure and partnerships go "beyond the transaction" with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.
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, like us on Facebook and follow @Allpoint on Twitter. Allpoint Network is an affiliate of Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM).
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