Monday, March 30, 2009
BETHESDA , MD (March 30, 2009)
– Allpoint Network, America's largest surcharge-free ATM network, announced the signing of Provident Bank, a $1.5 billion asset bank with fourteen locations in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. With over 4,500 Allpoint ATMs throughout California and 40,000 ATMs worldwide, Provident Bank cardholders now have unlimited surcharge-free access to more ATMs than the largest bank-owned ATM networks in the United States.
"We are excited to welcome Provident Bank," said Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint. "The largest financial institution headquartered in Riverside County now has 4,500 surcharge-free ATMs across California to help it compete with the largest financial institutions in the state."
"This allows us to provide more ATM convenience for our customers than the bigger banks and proves Bigger is not always Better!" stated Kathryn Gonzales, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at Provident Bank.
Allpoint, an affiliate of Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM), is America’s Largest Surcharge-Free ATM Network with 40,000 ATMs in leading national and regional merchant locations across the United States and the United Kingdom. Allpoint provides greater access, convenience and savings to customers of financial institutions while providing institutions with the tools to compete more effectively for customers. For more information or to find the nearest Allpoint surcharge-free ATM, please visit the company’s web site at www.AllpointNetwork.com.
About Provident Bank:
Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (“the Bank”), established in 1956, is a financial services company committed to serving consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ GS: PROV). The Bank conducts its business operations as Provident Bank, Provident Bank Mortgage, a division of the Bank, and through its subsidiary, Provident Financial Corp. The business activities of the Bank consist of community banking, mortgage banking, and to a lesser degree, investment services for customers and trustee services on behalf of the Bank.
Ben Psillas, President of Allpoint Network
Kathryn Gonzales, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking