Citizens Bank of Canada makes travel easier with free international ATM usage



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - With heightened airport security, weight
restrictions on luggage and changing passport regulations, today's travel is
full of challenges. So here's something to make getting away that much easier.
    Citizens Bank of Canada, a national online bank, recently introduced a
new, no-fee Global Chequing Account that doesn't charge for US and
international ATM withdrawals. It's a first in Canada.
    No more pre-buying foreign currency or travelers cheques, no more
carrying large amounts of cash when travelling, and best of all, no charges
from Citizens Bank every time you use an ATM.
    With the new Global Chequing Account, there's no monthly account fee or
minimum balance required either so one can save at home or abroad.
    The account also offers no fees for debit card purchases in Canada or the
US and free bill payments, transfers and cheques. Holders of the Global
Chequing Account have access to over 2,500 ATMs across Canada, over one
million ATMs worldwide and 24-hour web and phone access to their account.

    About Citizens Bank

    Citizens Bank was formed by Vancity in 1997 as a branchless, national
bank that would take the largest credit union in Canada beyond the borders of
B.C. We were the first and we're still the only bank with a clear ethical
policy. In April 2008, we became the first North American-based bank to be
carbon neutral, which means that the CO(2) emissions we create are now equal
to the emissions we have reduced or offset elsewhere. We achieved this goal
through a rigorous emissions reduction program focusing on energy use, staff
travel, paper consumption and waste. Corporate social responsibility is more
than a catch-phrase, it's part of our DNA. We're available 24/7 on the
Internet, or on the phone through our National Contact Centre, where we offer
a broad range of financial products and services.





For further information:

For further information: Rosetta Cannata, Communications Consultant,
Citizens Bank of Canada, (604) 877-7561, Rosetta_cannata@citizensbank.ca

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