Nationwide Bank expands ATM access for customers
32,000 surcharge-free ATMs added to network
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2006
Jeff Botti 614-249-6339
Erica Lewis 614-249-0184
Columbus, Ohio—Nationwide Bank customers will have the convenience of surcharge-free ATM access where they work, live and vacation thanks to an agreement the bank has reached with Allpoint™ Network. Allpoint, America’s largest surcharge-free ATM network, will provide the bank’s customers access to more than 32,000 ATM locations across all 50 states without a terminal fee.
In April 2006, Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. received approval from U.S. regulators to expand the powers of its limited-purpose federal thrift, and to operate as Nationwide Bank. Later this year, the bank will begin offering deposit products to existing Nationwide customers.
This new agreement joins Allpoint’s surcharge-free ATM network to Nationwide Bank’s existing relationship with Visa/PLUS ATM®®, a network with more than 1 million ATMs in 162 countries. Customers who use an Allpoint ATM will not pay the terminal fee – typically charged by the owner of the ATM – for their transaction.
Through its worldwide access to ATMs, Nationwide Bank will be accessible to customers when and where they need it. “We are committed to providing convenient access to products and services that are of value to our customers,” said John Skubik, president of Nationwide Bank. “As part of that commitment, we will continue to seek out additional opportunities to offer surcharge-free access to Nationwide Bank.”
Allpoint ATMs are found across the country in popular retail locations like Target, Costco, Shell, ExxonMobil, Rite Aid and Walgreens. The ATM locator available at www.allpointnetwork.com will be available on the Nationwide Bank Web site once it opens to customers. This easy-to-use tool enables customers to search for the nearest ATM locations by entering the zip code or city in which they are looking for access.
About Nationwide Bank
In April 2006, Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. received approval from U.S. regulators to expand the powers of its limited purpose federal thrift, and to operate as Nationwide Bank. Nationwide Bank will provide a full range of banking products and services to its associates and agents, as well as to Nationwide insurance, mortgage, investment and retirement plan customers. The trust operation continues as a separate division of the Bank as Nationwide Trust Company, FSB.
About Nationwide Financial Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: NFS), a publicly traded company based in Columbus, Ohio, provides a variety of financial services that help consumers invest1 and protect their long-term assets, and offers retirement plans and services through both public- and private-sector employers.
It’s part of the Nationwide group of companies, which offers diversified insurance and financial services. The group is led by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, which is ranked No. 98 on the Fortune 100 based on 2005 revenue2. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Nationwide, Nationwide Financial and the Nationwide Framemark are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. On Your Side is a service mark of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member NASD. In MI only: Nationwide Investment Svcs. Corporation.
2 Fortune Magazine, April 2006
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