Sun Company, Inc. (Sunoco) and NYCE Corporation announced today that consumers can now use ATM cards bearing the NYCE logo to make purchases at all Sunoco retail outlets. Sunoco, which has nearly 3,800 locations in 17 Northeastern states, will accept NYCE cards for PIN-based debit purchases for both in-store and “pay at the pump” sales.
“We are pleased to add NYCE debit cards to our payment options at Sunoco service stations, Aplus convenience stores, and Ultra Service Centers,” said Jim Kline, credit card marketing manager for Sunoco. “NYCE has a strong presence in our market, and we believe NYCE cards provide a real convenience to our customers.”
“As consumers continue to increase their reliance on ATM cards, we have seen dramatic growth in the types of merchants accepting the cards, the number of locations where the cards can be used, and the total volume of POS transactions,” said Susan A. Zawodniak, vice president at NYCE Corporation and executive director of the NYCE Network. “We are committed to maintaining this momentum and expanding POS availability for NYCE cardholders. And we are especially proud to welcome Sunoco to the NYCE Network.”
Sunoco is sponsored into the NYCE Network by Charlotte-based First Union National Bank.
Sun Company, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, is one of the largest independent petroleum refiner-marketers in the United States. Sun operates five domestic refineries with approximately 700,000 barrels per day of crude oil processing capacity and markets gasoline under the Sunoco brand through approximately 3,800 Sunoco outlets in 17 states from Maine to Virginia and west to Indiana. Sun sells lubricants and petrochemicals worldwide, operates domestic pipelines and terminals, and manufactures metallungical-grade coke for use in the steel industry.
Based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, NYCE Corporation provides merchants and financial institutions with flexible, state-of-the-art processing services that support automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS) and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) transactions. In addition, NYCE offers telephone and PC-based banking and bill payment solutions, ATM terminal driving, card authorization and management, and gateway access. The corporation also operates the NYCE Network, the largest shared regional electronic funds transfer (EFT) network in the Northeast.
As of June 30, 1998, more than 1,300 financial institutions participate in the NYCE Network, providing ATM and related payment services to more than 31.1 million cardholders through more than 19,500 ATMs and more than 133,000 POS merchant locations.