BMO, the official bank of the Canadian defence community, installs a new Instabank machine on Gagetown base



    
    -   24 hr accessibility to BMO Instabank machine in the CANEX building
    -   Celebration on May 8, 2009
    -   All members of the Canadian defence community eligible for new
        program
    

    OROMOCTO, NB, April 20 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal today introduced a
new Instabank machine (ABM) to meet the everyday financial needs of the
defence community and customers at large.
    Located in the CANEX complex, Building A-42 at the main entrance to base,
this ABM offers different features, including:

    
    -   Access to money, accounts and banking transactions 24 hours a day,
        seven days a week;
    -   A flexible key pad security shield preventing customer PIN numbers
        from being observed by others;
    -   An audio function enhances the experience for customers with vision
        loss, as they can listen to instructions in both English and French
        with a headset;
    -   A 'fast cash' option - that dispenses a preset $40 from your chequing
        account with only a single prompt, and
    -   The ability to deposit up to five cheques in a single transaction.
    

    BMO Bank of Montreal and Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support
Services have worked together to develop an enhanced banking program to meet
the needs of the Canadian defence community. CANEX patrons, families and the
members of the Canadian defence community can take advantage of this program,
which also includes the BMO Support Our Troops MasterCard. With this affinity
card, cardholders can earn rewards on all purchases and at the same time
support a variety of morale and welfare programs on bases, wings and units,
such as the Military Families Fund.
    "We are happy to service the Gagetown/Oromocto community with this new
ABM on the base and look forward to welcoming customers to our closest BMO
full-service branches, on Prospect Street, UNB Campus, King Street, or Main
Street in Fredericton," said Pete Gauvin, Area Manager, Western New Brunswick,
BMO Bank of Montreal. "We are committed to making money make sense for every
one of our customers, by bringing clarity to the complexities of money. This
commitment has never been more relevant than it is now given today's economic
realities."
    "Plus if you're one of the millions of AIR MILES collectors in Canada, we
have another reason for you to bank with BMO," said Mr. Gauvin. "No other bank
can help you collect faster and redeem more quickly because we are the only
major financial institution that rewards debit and credit card purchases,
including online purchases, with access to a comprehensive choice of more than
800 reward and travel options," he added.
    Customers and members of the community are also invited to join in a
celebration in the CANEX building between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and meet with BMO
Bank of Montreal local branch managers on May 8, 2009.

    About BMO Bank of Montreal

    Established in 1817 as Canada's first bank, BMO Bank of Montreal has
supported national defence efforts for nearly two centuries. For instance,
during the First World War, BMO established temporary branches to pay troops
at various encampments throughout Canada; overseas all Canadians officers were
paid through the bank's Waterloo Place office in London. During the Second
World War, the Bank's president George Spinney headed the National War Finance
Committee, which oversaw the sale of Victory Loan bonds, and in the mid-1950s
Bank of Montreal opened branches at Canadian Air Force and Army bases in
France and Germany.

    
    Bank of Montreal historical information at:
    http://www2.bmo.com/content/0,1089,divId-4_langId-1_navCode-5001,00.html
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Lucie Gosselin, Communications,
BMO, lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-8224; Pete Gauvin, Area Manager, BMO,
pete.gauvin@bmo.com, (506) 453-0200; Kim Ann Charest, Corporate Policy and
Programs Manager, CFPFSS, Charest.KimAnn@cfpsa.com, (613) 943-7535; Internet:
www.bmo.com


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