Credit Union MythBusters Get Busy

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Firstmark Credit Union mythbusters reveal ATM myths.

At Firstmark, our members have access to over 43,000 free ATMs

Credit Unions have been in the news a great deal recently – the result of huge membership growth as big banks began imposing fees on checking accounts across the country. And yet, many credit union myths and misconceptions remain in the minds of consumers.

Firstmark Credit Union in San Antonio, TX has decided that a team of mythbusters is the best way to identify consumer misperceptions and set the record straight. In the first of an on-going YouTube video series, the Firstmark mythbusters set out to debunk ATM myths.

“Consumers think that only the big banks have extensive, national ATM networks. That’s just not the case,” said Leon Ewing, President and CEO for Firstmark Credit Union, in San Antonio, TX. “At Firstmark, our members have access to over 43,000 free ATMs as a result of our association with the Allpoint surcharge-free ATM network.”

Allpoint ATMs are found across the country in convenient national and regional retailers like CVS pharmacies, Target, Walgreens, Costco Wholesale, 7-Eleven and Kroger. Firstmark members can easily locate these surcharge-free ATMs with Firstmark’s mobile banking app, available for both iPhone and Android users. “Our mobile banking apps enable our members to conveniently identify nearby free ATMs while they are on the go,” says Ewing.

The Firstmark mythbusters aren’t finished yet. In the next YouTube video, they intend to debunk the common myths around who can join a credit union. “Unfortunately, there’s still a number of credit union myths out there. We intend to debunk as many of them as we can because we think credit unions are a great solution for consumers financial needs,” says Ewing.

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County, as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 12 surrounding counties, and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union serves over 90,000 members and manages more than $700 million in assets. For more information, visit firstmarkcu.org.

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