Global ATM Alliance

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The Global ATM Alliance is a joint venture of several major international banks that allows customers of their banks to use their automated teller machine (ATM) card or debit card at another bank within the alliance with no international ATM access fees. Other fees, such as an international transaction or foreign currency fee, may still apply for some account holders. Participating banks include Australasia, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.

The participating banks are as follows. Some of the listed banks, however, may honor ATM reciprocity only in one country for certain allied banks, e.g., fees may not be charged for Barclays branches in the United Kingdom, but fees may be charged for branches of Barclay's in other countries.

Bank-specific rules and information[edit]

Bank of America account holders[edit]

There are three separate fees that may apply to Bank of America account holders when using their ATM or debit cards outside the United States:[6]

  • The 3 percent "international transaction fee" for converting currencies. This fee is not waived under the Global ATM Alliance.
  • The "non-Bank of America usage fee" for each withdrawal, transfer, or balance inquiry at non-Bank of America ATMs outside the United States. This fee is waived under the Global ATM Alliance within the following coverage areas.
  • The "ATM operator access fee". This fee is waived under the Global ATM Alliance within the following coverage areas.
Coverage Area Global ATM Alliance Bank
United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Channel Islands. Barclays
South Africa None specified (as of 1st June 2018)
France BNP Paribas
Italy BNL d'Italia[1]
Germany, Spain Deutsche Bank
Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and the Caribbean, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Maarten, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. Scotiabank
Australia and New Zealand Westpac Bank
Ukraine UkrSibbank
Turkey TEB

Additionally, Bank of America also has a special partnership with China Construction Bank to provide the same ATM fee waivers to Bank of America account holders using China Construction Bank ATMs in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong). I.e., account holders using their Bank of America ATM card or debit card at a China Construction Bank ATM in mainland China can avoid the "non-Bank of America usage fee" and "ATM operator access fee" for each withdrawal, transfer, or balance inquiry. The 3 percent "international transaction fee" for converting currencies will still apply.

Westpac Bank Australian account holders[edit]

Westpac cash withdrawal fee[edit]

A holder of a Westpac Australia "everyday bank account" or "savings account" may incur a A$5 fee when making a successful cash withdrawal at an ATM outside Australia. This fee does not apply to two types of savings accounts: "eSaver" and "Bump Savings". The fee is waived when using a Mastercard/Cirrus ATM of a participant in the Global ATM Alliance[7] in the following countries:

Country/Territory MasterCard/Cirrus ATM network
New Zealand Westpac NZ
Fiji, Papua New Guinea Westpac Pacific Banking
France, Italy (under the BNL Brand) BNP Paribas
Ukraine Ukrsibbank - Private Bank
Germany, Spain, Poland Deutsche Bank
United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Barclays Bank
South Africa None specified (as of June 1st 2018)
USA Bank of America
China Bank of Nanjing
Singapore POSB
Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan DBS
Indonesia, Malaysia CIMB
Canada, Chile, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, and the Caribbean. The Caribbean countries are: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles (Saint Maarten), Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, the US Virgin Islands. Scotiabank

Westpac Australia foreign transaction fee[edit]

A holder of a Westpac Australia "everyday bank account" or "savings account" may incur a foreign transaction fee equal to 3 percent of the Australian dollars transaction amount when making a debit or credit card withdrawal at an ATM outside Australia. This fee is composed of the 2 percent Westpac processing fee and the 1 percent Westpac on-charged scheme fee.[7] This fee is not waived when using an ATM of the Global ATM Alliance.[5]

Westpac New Zealand account holders[edit]

For Westpac's New Zealand account holders, using a Global ATM Alliance ATM machine means Westpac will waive its NZ$3 international transaction fee that would be charged at other overseas ATMs. All other fees apply, including a 2.5% foreign currency conversion fee.

The list of countries covered by the Global ATM Alliance fee waiver differs for Westpac NZ clients from that for Westpac Australia clients. Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China are not listed as included in the scheme on the Westpac NZ website. [8]

Barclays account holders[edit]

A customer can withdraw cash from a Barclays account from a cash machine in the Global Alliance without transaction charges. If the customer uses a cash machine that isn't in the Global Alliance or use a Barclaycard, additional charges apply.
For Barclays account holders:

Coverage Area Bank Name
Australia Westpac Bank
Canada Scotiabank
France BNP Paribas
Germany Deutsche Bank
Guatemala Scotiabank
Mexico Scotiabank
New Zealand Westpac Bank
Pacific Islands Westpac Bank
South Africa -None specified-
Ukraine UkrSibbank
United States Bank of America
Great Britain, Worldwide Barclays

BNP Paribas account holders[edit]

Consorsbank (Germany) customers are eligible for free cash withdrawals from ATMs operated by:

- Bank of America (USA) - BNP Paribas (France) - BNL Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro (Italy) - Barclays United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands) - Deutsche Bank (including in Portugal) - Scotiabank (Canada and the Caribbean) - Westpac Bank (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, Papua New-Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands) - UKRSIBBank (Ukraine)

Deutsche Bank account holders[edit]

For Deutsche Bank account holders:

Coverage Area Bank Name
Germany and worldwide Deutsche Bank
United States Bank of America
Great Britain, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe Barclays
France BNP Paribas
Canada, Chile Scotiabank
Australia, New Zealand Westpac Bank

Scotiabank account holders[edit]

Scotiabank customers can find a partner ATM, avoid surcharges and save on access fees. The Scotiabank website includes a list of countries and partner institutions where the fee will be waived. Also, the Scotiabank Mobile Banking app has an ATM locator to help customers find the nearest partner ATM. [9]

Tangerine account holders[edit]

Tangerine will waive the international ABM access fee and Global ATM Alliance members will waive any terminal convenience or usage fees for any withdrawal transactions performed at Global ATM Alliance machines with a Tangerine client card. "Free access" does not apply to Scotiabank ABMs in Costa Rica, Panama or Uruguay.[10][11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Learn about using ATM cards and debit cards outside the United States (Bank of America login required)". Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "Global ATM Alliance - International & Migrant - Westpac NZ". www.westpac.co.nz.
  3. ^ "BNP Paribas: an international bank serving local clients - BNP Paribas". www.bnpparibas.com.
  4. ^ "Global ATM Alliance | Scotiabank". www.scotiaback.com.
  5. ^ a b "Using ATMs overseas". Westpac Banking Corporation. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "FAQs: ATMs and ATM Fees - What is the Global ATM Alliance?". Bank of America. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Deposit accounts for personal and self-managed superannuation fund customers" (PDF). Westpac Banking Corporation. April 8, 2017. pp. 36, 38. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Global ATM Alliance | International & Migrant - Westpac NZ". www.westpac.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  9. ^ http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,8093,00.html
  10. ^ "Tangerine Bank: ABM Locator". tangerine.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  11. ^ "Tangerine Bank Fair Fees Schedule" (PDF). tangerine.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-09.