The $701 million Dupont Community Credit Union, headquartered in Waynesboro, Va., has taken banking to its community’s streets and outdoor events through a mobile ATM.
The machine, which can run from a propane generator if no electrical line is available, uses wireless, encrypted communications to offer cash services far from a branch or stationary ATM, the credit union explained.
DCCU said the mobile ATM has been seen at a local hunting show, a community relay race, 4th of July celebrations, a parks and recreation community day, and will be at local county fairs in August. It was even used for several weeks at one of DCCU’s offices when the existing drive-up ATMs needed to be replaced.
“Right now our focus is getting it out in the community (DCCU serves six counties, five cities) as much as possible this summer to increase awareness of DCCU. Long term our goal is to possibly find a viable location to serve our members when it’s not at a community event,” explained Susan Cook, DCCU’s vice president of marketing. DCCU also has included use of the Mobile ATM in its business continuity plans, the credit union added.