As the hurricane season rapidly approaches, FAFCU is committed to providing continuing financial services at all times to our members. This article is intended to provide information and resources to assist our membership in their preparation for this year’s season as well as inform our members of the credit union resources in the event our office is closed due to a natural disaster.
For hurricane preparedness information, please visit www.nhc.noaa.gov to access the National Hurricane Center’s website. Resources are available for developing a family plan, creating a disaster kit and much more!
Financial Access Federal Credit Union has three onsite ATMs available - two at the main office located at 604 13th Avenue East, Bradenton, and one at the Tropicana Plant next to the payroll window. We will strive to keep these ATMs available for our membership’s use. In the event these ATMs are not accessible, we have partnered with several ATM networks that will give our membership the ability to access cash anywhere in the United States. The PRESTO! Network, located at Publix stores, is available throughout Florida. CU24, CU Here, MONEYPASS, PLUS and The Exchange networks allow access nationwide. Remember to plan ahead if you need to make a cash withdrawal. If the power goes out, ATMs will not work!
If the branch is not accessible, you may immediately utilize our CO-OP Shared Branch network to locate a participating branch at www.ss4cu.com, or download the CO-OP Shared Branch Locations Android or iPhone app, or call 888-748-3266.
We also offer Allpoint, the largest surcharge-free ATM network, providing our members with unlimited surcharge-free access to over 40,000 ATMs nationwide. Visit allpointnetwork.com to find ATMs near you.
We will also strive to provide an alternate site for member access. As soon as it is available, the location of any alternate site will be posted on a sign outside the credit union main office as well as on our website at www.manateecfcu.org. We will also place a message on our phone system with the information. Just call the office at 941-748-7704 for updates.
It is the intention of the credit union to remain open during a Hurricane Watch as long as possible to provide for the needs of our members.
FAFCU is committed to the safety and well-being of our staff as well as our members. In order to ensure our staff is able to provide for their families, the credit union will close if a Hurricane Warning is issued and landfall conditions are possible in our locality. We will re-open as quickly as possible to serve our membership depending upon the amount of physical damage incurred, availability of power and telephone communications and how quickly local authorities are able to clear the areas around the credit union branch.