HOUSTON (1/23/15)--Allpoint Network and STAR Network have renewed a relationship through which STARsf financial institutions and their cardholders have unlimited access to the surcharge-free ATM Allpoint network in the United States.
Allpoint is an affiliate of ATM owner/operator Cardtronics Inc. First Data's STAR Network has more than 2 million retail and ATM locations.
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," said Pete Korpady, general manager, STAR Network. "Surcharge-free ATM access continues to be a key decision point for consumers when choosing a bank or credit union. 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."
Added Bill Knoll, Allpoint managing director: "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. With the STAR-Allpoint relationship set to move forward, we're expanding and enhancing our joint marketing efforts."