PULSE EFT Urges Members DropSurcharges

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HOUSTON - (09/07/05) -- PULSE EFT said it has asked all ofits 4,100 financial institution members to eliminate ATMsurcharging for card users in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabamafor a period of time those areas are recovering from HurricaneKatrina. The electronic funds transfer network, which has one ofthe biggest EFT operations in the Gulf States, is sending outBIN-listing, card identifications of individuals in those hard-hitstates so that financial institutions around the country--whereGulf-area residents are being relocated--can be identified. PULSEis also working with the American Bankers Association to gathermobile ATMs for use in the affected areas.

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