Amid the first day of the fall semester swirl of students, faculty and others on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), BankAtlantic today opened the doors of its innovative, full-service banking branch located on the second level of the University Center. The new branch provides students, faculty, administrators and other FAU employees the convenience of a complete line of banking services housed in a central, easy to walk to location. The branch is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The FAU branch offers access to financial products usually associated with traditional off-campus banking facilities, and serves approximately 3,300 employees and 12,800 students on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. BankAtlantic, which since 1994 has operated one ATM on campus, will this week activate ATMs on the first floor level of the University Center and in the Administration Building. Also, BankAtlantic presently operates ATMs on FAU campuses in Davie and Palm Beach Gardens.
“We are excited about BankAtlantic’s partnership with FAU, and the highly competitive banking services program we have developed exclusively for FAU students, faculty, administrators and employees,” commented BankAtlantic Senior Vice President for Corporate Product Development Eris Sandler.
BankAtlantic’s special banking services program offers FAU students, faculty, administrators and employees the choice of free basic checking with a free first order of standard checks, or participation in the popular BankAtlantic Generations Gold checking product. This program is provided to FAU participants at a cost of $3.50 per month, or 50% off the standard monthly membership price. Generations Gold provides: Free standard checks; no monthly minimum balance required; no per check charges; free ATM access at hundreds of BankAtlantic ATMs statewide; $10,000 “All-Risk” accident insurance coverage; no fee Visa and Mastercard to qualified applicants; and special travel, health care, local merchant and long distance telephone discounts.
Along with either free Basic Checking or Generations Gold, full-time FAU students, faculty, administrators and employees receive free online account access and bill payment service via Microsoft Money ’97, Quicken, or BankNOW on America Online.
Manager of the FAU branch is Joseph Jenkins, who can be contacted at 561-361-2889.
BankAtlantic is the second largest financial institution based in Florida, and operates 60 full-service branches in Broward, Palm Beach, Dade, Sarasota, Lee, Charlotte, Osceola, Flagler and Manatee counties. BankAtlantic Bancorp, (NYSE: BBX) the parent company of BankAtlantic, is a public company whose Class A Common Stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BBX, and whose Class B Common Stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol BANC.Details