Friday, 15 August 2014

Free to use cash machines - an update

As residents are aware, I have campaigned over a long period for more free to use cash machines and to have fewer - and hopefully in the future - no ATMs that charge local people for the pleasure of obtaining their own money.

A couple of years ago, I was pleased that the Co-operative Group agreed to my request to covert the ATM at their store at the junction of Polepark Road/Edward Street/Brook Street to a free to use machine.

Constituents have complained to me that the ATM at Dundee's bus station in Seagate charges for cash withdrawals so I asked the bus station operators, Stagecoach Strathtay, if the company will review this when the contract with the machine suppliers is due for renewal.    

Stagecoach Strathtay's Operations Manager has responded as follows :

"I have contacted the Company that currently supply this machine and they have confirmed they are under contract until 2016.

Your concerns will be considered when we renew or change at this time."