I have just received a notice from Pacific Transportation Federal Credit Union that 7-Eleven stores have dropped the Allpoint system, which was part of the free ATM system available to members of most credit unions. The notice said that was effective as of July 1. 7-Eleven has switched to its own ATM system, and that is not one of the free ones available to credit union members. The notice:
Effective July 1, 2017, 7-Eleven stores will no longer be part of the Allpoint Surcharge-Free ATM network. 7-Eleven's parent company is replacing the Allpoint ATMs with their own bank's ATMs. This means ATM withdraw.
I would think this is a big hit to the free ATM system available to members of credit unions as 7-Eleven is all over the place and often was the most convenient, especially when traveling and you don't know the local ATMs but know any 7-Eleven is free for you.
In fact, I just looked at the list of free ATMs near me, and almost every last one of them is listed as 7-Eleven! That meant there will be nothing right near me any more, it will be a good drive away -- and I know those locations, there is literally no where to park. And I'm in the middle of a huge city. Imagine smaller places. A convenience has now become a real burden.
I also note, I checked the ATM-finding system at another credit union to see if it listed 7-Eleven, and that still listed it But I expect you will get a surcharge anyway -- by surprise. It appears not all the credit unions have yet realized this or updated their systems, and so people are going to get misdirected to a free ATM that actually will charge them.