Manulife Bank today announced the planned installation of approximately 830 automated banking machines (ABMs) in select Mac’s Couche-Tard and Circle K locations across Canada to help customers better meet their day-to-day banking needs.
<p>Manulife Bank will add ABMs in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. The machines will be managed by Stanley Security, a global provider of security products and services with a specialty in financial solutions, which is delivering comprehensive monitoring and management of the ABM networks. The ABM deployment is expected to be complete by the end of September.</p> <p>The transaction is a part of Manulife Bank’s focus on helping customers access banking services however and whenever they like.</p> <p>"Our customers have asked for greater access to ABM services," said Rick Lunny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Bank of Canada. "This is all about offering convenient banking near where our customers live and work."</p> <p>In addition to offering greater access to Manulife Bank customers, the new ABMs will be a part of The EXCHANGE® Network, a network of banks and credit unions that provide surcharge-free deposits and withdrawals to members’ customers at more than 3,300 locations.</p> <p>"We are thrilled with the addition of Manulife Bank’s ABMs to THE EXCHANGE® Network," said Andrew Obee, President & CEO of FICANEX Services, which runs the network. "This increases our surcharge-free ABM fleet to over 3,300 coast to coast, making it one of the largest ABM networks in the country and further promoting anytime, anywhere access to surcharge-free cash to Canadian cardholders."</p> <p>Cardholders at most other major financial institutions will also be able to use the ABMs at standard network rates. </p>