PNC, the region's biggest bank, has struck a deal to install surcharge-free ATMs in Sheetz convenience stores across six states, including Pennsylvania.
The agreement, which ousts current ATM provider M&T Bank, ensures PNC customers fee-free access to their money at Sheetz stores.
The Pittsburgh bank also won't charge any Sheetz customers to use the machines. However, customers who don't bank at PNC could still be hit with a fee by their home bank.
The new PNC machines will be installed in January and February in locations operated by the Altoona-based convenience store chain across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
About 40 of the nearly 500 ATMs will allow PNC customers to cash checks and deposit stacks of cash or checks without an envelope or having to feed the items in separately.
"The surcharge-free ATMs are a great benefit for all Sheetz customers and the convenience offered by the Sheetz locations further helps PNC customers to bank when and where they want," said Todd Barnhart, executive vice president of branch banking for PNC.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based M&T had provided surcharge-free service at Sheetz stores since 2006.
About a year ago, O'Hara grocer Giant Eagle announced a deal with Citizens Bank, the region's No. 2 retail bank, to provide surcharge-free automated teller machines at many of its GetGo convenience stores.
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Patricia Sabatini: email@example.com or 412-263-3066. First Published November 13, 2013 10:13 AM