Up until a couple months ago, BECU had a partnership with Rite Aid that provided access to a ton more ATMs than are now available. BECU just ended that relationship without any consultation with their members or research into how that might affect them. For those of us in the south end of Seattle, there are NO banking options. We have to drive at least 20 min to get to an ATM now, and a look at a calendar of banking options displays the absolutely abysmal avaiability in certain neighborhoods, while others have giant clusters. Has any real thought been given to how to provide better coverage? I would be remiss to not mention that the Rainier Beach area of the city is one of the last heavily minority population neighborhoods in the city. Feels like a real miss for BECU to completely ignore this and the needs of the south end. Besides, Boeing is based near here. Why the complete lack of coverage for nearby neighborhoods? BECU is a predominantly ATM-based user experience, so ensuring good even coverage is crucial for members.
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