SECU Waiving ATM Fees For Nat'l Guard Troops
State Employees Credit Union is waiving all ATM network fees for members who are deployed as members of the National Guard. All 11,700 North Carolina National Guardsmen are eligible for SECU membership and the credit union has maintained a long-standing relationship with the military branch. National Guard units have been notified of the benefit via an e-mail from the National Guard Director of Public Affairs. To take advantage of the fee waiver, each actively deployed Guardsman must send an e-mail to a specially designated SECU account with a statement requesting the exemption, along with his or her specific ATM cardholder information. Upon receipt of the e-mail, the credit union will process the waiver request to take effect immediately. A member of the PLUS network, SECU said fees are typically $.35 or $.75 per transaction, and are assessed when SECU members use an ATM other than Cash Points, the ATM network owned by State Employees' Credit Union. The credit union reported it had one member based in the Goldsboro, N.C. who was was paying approximately $20 a month in ATM fees while training in Louisiana for deployment to Iraq.