Fremont Bank Upgrading ATM Network, Security and Experience

FREMONT, Calif., July 6, 2015—Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in California, plans to upgrade all Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to help protect clients’ financial information starting Friday, July 10, 2015. This ATM upgrade is the first step in making consumer payments more secure.

The ATMs will be updated with the latest technology to accept chip-enabled debit and credit cards. The next step in this process will be to update all of the bank’s consumer debit cards with chip-enabled cards, scheduled for early 2016.

“Across the organization we’re looking for opportunities to improve our client’s experience,” said Patti Greenup, vice president of retail operations. “The updated ATMs are not only more secure, they are also more technologically advanced. Funds will be immediately available for cash deposits and up to $200 for check deposits. Fremont Bank clients will also be able to change their Personal Identification Number (PIN) at the terminal.”

The Fremont Bank debit card network will be changing from Star to Accel. Fremont Bank debit cardholders will continue to have access to the surcharge-free Allpoint Network ATMs.

In order to complete the upgrade, the ATM will be out of service from 8:00am to 5:00pm on the scheduled date below.

Upgrade Date Location
Monday, July 13, 2015 Brentwood Branch and Club Sport Renaissance
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Warm Springs Branch and San Jose Branch
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Carmel Branch
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Walnut Creek Branch and Danville Branch
Friday, July 17, 2015 Livermore Branch and Livermore Lifestyle
Monday, July 20, 2015 Main Branch
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Brookvale Branch
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Pleasanton Branch and Valley Medical Center
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Mission Valley Branch and Niles
Friday, July 24, 2015 San Leandro Branch and San Francisco Branch
Monday, July 27, 2015 Hayward Branch and St. Rose Hospital
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Castro Valley Branch and Eden Medical
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 San Ramon Branch
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Alvarado Branch and Newark Branch

Fremont Bank cardholders will soon be able to take advantage of the added security of a chip card. Chip cards contain an embedded microchip in addition to the traditional magnetic stripe. The key security element of the microchip involves dynamic digital data in every transaction making it virtually impossible to replicate. This dynamic authentication greatly reduces the risk of fraud, making payments not only smarter but also safer.

About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank ( is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with a loan production office in Los Angeles county. Find Fremont Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at @FremontBank.
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