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Over 1300 rediATMs where there is no Direct Charge
BMCU Bulletin Blue Mountains Credit Union April 2009 BSB 802 084 BSB 802 084 Over 1,300 rediATMs where there is no Direct Charge As previously advised to you, the new Direct Charging at ATMs became effective from 3 March 2009. This means that you will be directly charged a fee whenever you In fact, over the next few years the network will almost double in use any ATM except a rediATM. That’s because rediATM is the size. You’ll find the rediATM network as convenient as any of the Credit Union network. big banks. With over 1,300 ATMs located all over the country, rediATMs are Finding a rediATM is so easy! conveniently located and will save you money. Here’s why: You can find details of your nearest ATM from our website ATM owners are now permitted to charge a fee to users who under Your Direct Charge Free ATM network→ Daily Accounts → transact at their ATM but don’t bank with them. This direct Access → rediATM. Or you can point your browser to charge is disclosed upfront on the ATM screen and users will be www.rediatm.com.au given the option of cancelling the transaction if they do not wish Whichever way you find your closest rediATM, there will not be to proceed. If you choose to proceed, the owner of the ATM will any Direct Charge for your transaction. directly charge you the fee. The fee will be added to your withdrawal amount. Here’s how you can save even more: No Direct Charge if you use a rediATM When making purchases with EFTPOS, withdraw extra cash when you can. Direct Charging does not apply, and EFTPOS only The 1,300 rediATMs (note that some of them may still be called costs $0.60 per transaction, which forms part of your monthly Reditellers) around Australia are all Direct Charge free! excess transaction charge rebate. As a BMCU member you can use any rediATM or Rediteller ATM and know that there will be no direct charge for the transaction. If you still need more information or help with Direct rediATMs are easier to find! They’re bright, bold and soon they’ll be in more places than ever before. Charging, just contact us for assistance. Protect your Assets when you most need to Don’t let falling house prices fool you into being underinsured drop in home prices by up to another 10%1 over the next 12 whilst building costs remain as high as ever. months. Whilst recent survey data2 anticipates that over the next six months the continuing nationwide skills shortage will result in With the price of houses and units continuing to fall, but building a significant rise in labour costs, in addition to increases in costs increasing across the country – did you know that you could materials. cont. over page be underinsured? Industry predictions point to a further national Information in this newsletter was correct at time of printing and subject to change. For all loans, terms and conditions, fees and charges and approval conditions apply. Details such as current interest rates, comparison rates, fees and charges, etc are available on our website www.moregenerousbanking.com.au or by contacting any branch. These articles do not take into account your personal needs and financial circumstances and therefore you should consider whether the product is appropriate for you. Sydney Credit Union Limited (ABN 93 087 650 726, AFS Licence Number 236476) recommends that you read the Member Information Guide, available to you, prior to acquiring the products. www.moregenerousbanking.com.au Sydney Credit Union Ltd. 19 Second Ave Blacktown NSW 2148 ABN 93 087 650 726 AFSL 236476 Please address all mail to PO Box 444 Blacktown NSW 2148 firstname.lastname@example.org BMCU Bulletin April 2009 Protect your Assets when you most need to... cont. Branch Locations Well, what does this all mean for you? Don’t be fooled into reducing your level of First off, don’t be fooled into reducing your insurance to save money. In reality it could • Baulkham Hills overall level of insurance. Now more than leave you thousands of dollars out of pocket. Shop 36, Stockland Mall Olive Street ever, it is important to ensure that you have (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) an appropriate level of home insurance As the people you rely on to manage and safeguard your money, BMCU is happy to • Bondi Junction cover. 35 Spring Street assist you to select the right level of cover (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) Your home is your most valuable asset, so if for your home and its contents. something were to happen to it you would • Campbelltown want to know that you were sufficiently Unless you’re an expert, it’s hard to estimate Shop U012, Macarthur Square Gilchrist Drive, covered. While home value is an important the cost of replacing your home and contents Ambervale if they were destroyed. So, to help you, why (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) indicator for the level of home insurance required, actual re-building costs are not try out our online calculator at • Fairfield www.moregenerousbanking.com.au you 111 Ware Street paramount. (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) may be surprised to learn just how much Did you know that as many as one in five replacing your home and contents could cost. • Greenacre homes in Australia may be under-insured 138 Waterloo Road by as much as 30% for home building We use Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Mon– Fri 9am – 4.30pm) insurance3? In addition, one in three (Allianz)5 as our trusted insurance provider. • Katoomba households are under-insured by more Allianz provides both Home Building and 63 Pioneer Place than 30% for contents insurance4. 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(Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm) • Parramatta Take a careful look at your Investments Horwood Place (between George & Phillip Streets) (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm) Are you worried about the invest, the more time you • Penrith recent market volatility and have to ride out the market 23 Riley Street (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) effect on your investments? movements. • Punchbowl The recent fall in the Another important point 234 The Boulevarde value of shares has been to remember is that (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm) reflected in disappointing although the loss in value • Rockdale returns, not only for any is disappointing, you’ve Shop 5 Rockdale Plaza investments you hold, generally only lost money if you’ve (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 11.30am) but also from your super fund. had to sell your shares and realised a • Springwood However, it’s important not to panic and loss. If you have the capacity to hang onto 268 Macquarie Road (Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm, Sat 9am - 11.30am) sell any shares you have in favour of more them, when the market does eventually conservative investments, such as cash, as rebound, generally so will the value of your • St. George Hospital Cafeteria, Belgrave Street Kogarah you may miss out on growth opportunities shares. History has shown us that after (Mon–Fri 10am – 2pm) when the market rebounds. most major downturns, the market does • Sydney City recover and generally goes on to achieve 210 Clarence Street At times like these it’s important to new highs. remember some of the basic rules of (Mon–Fri 9am – 4.30pm) investing. What you choose to invest in will Diversification is the key. 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