Technology is making it so simple to have information on demand and with MasterCard's new application for the iPhone and iPod, finding an ATM is just a brief touch away. The application, now available on the Apple App Store, allows users to find out the exact location of ATM's regardless of their location around the world. The MasterCard’s “ATM Hunter” application helps customers not only find the location of the nearest ATM but the users can even get more advanced help.
It is estimated that every year more that 2 million MasterCard customers contact the company by phone or email to request information about ATM locations. MasterCard began to focus on this particular need of the customers and went a step further to provide details and more specific information. Customers can now get touch access to such information as to where handicapped accessible ATM’s are located, how much the nearest banks will charge for ATM fees, and where to go to make a deposit. Other details include the hours of the banking facility, such as which are open 24/7 and which locations have drive-thru service. Consumers will no longer have to call in to the company information line or access the MasterCard website to get information about banking institutions in the area, allowing people to remain on the go.
The MasterCard “ATM Hunter” application will come in handy for people who travel frequently whether for work or for pleasure. Having access to the cash machines as well as information pertaining to fees allows consumers to shop and compare the rates of fees and not just by proximity or location. As consumers continue to practice frugal money habits, the application is something many consumers will come to rely on for saving money.