Altura Rolls Out Upgraded, Envelope-Free ATMs

Posted on July 17, 2013

(Riverside, Calif.) July 17, 2013 – Altura Credit Union is rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art ATMs throughout Riverside County. The credit union’s branches in West Hemet, Indio, Rancho Mirage and Murrieta are the first to install the new envelope-free teller machines. The changeover will continue through the end of the year to convert all 35 Altura ATMs.

“Member convenience was the driving factor behind our decision to upgrade our ATMs,” said Altura CEO Mark Hawkins. “We focus on listening to what our Members want, and it was clear they were seeking more convenient and environmentally friendly ATMs.”

With the innovative ATMs, Members can deposit cash and checks directly without the need for an envelope. “This makes it faster and easier to make deposits,” Hawkins pointed out. “Plus, the new ‘proof-positive’ receipts confirm check deposits with an image of the check printed right on the receipt.”

Up to 10 checks can be inserted into the new ATMs and deposited at one time. Cash (no coins) can also be inserted all at once. All the deposits are totaled instantly on the screen to assist with verifying accuracy: cash deposits display the count of each denomination and check images appear on screen.

“In addition to the convenience factor, the elimination of envelopes is a boost for the environment,” Hawkins said. “Since these new envelope-free ATMs were first launched, they are estimated to have eliminated hundreds of millions of paper envelopes, saving trees.” Additionally, gasoline usage and emissions are decreased because remote ATMs do not need to be serviced as frequently.

For more information, visit an Altura Credit Union branch, or its website at

Altura is very proud of its 56 years of service to Members in the Inland Empire. Today Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Altura Credit Union,, has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Today, Altura Credit Union 86,500 members and has $718.14 million in total assets. For more information on Altura, visit our website,, or call 1-888-883-7228.