Coast Capital, including its ATMs, plans weekend-long overhaul

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This three-day weekend, customers of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union will not have access to their banks or ATMs as technology staffers upgrade their systems.

The 500,000 clients of the British Columbia bank have been urged to use the ATMs of 'ding-free' banks that do not charge fees starting this Friday evening until Tuesday morning. The bank will upgrade a new banking system during Canada's Family Day weekend, a three-day weekend that roughly coincides with President's Day in the United States.

According to the Victoria Times Colonist, Coast Capital HR officer and manager of this project Jay-Ann Fordy says that the banking system used today came from Pacific Coast Savings, which was merged with Coast Capital and Richmond Savings more than a decade ago.

"It has served us really well, but it's now time for us to move to a platform that is going to have a lot longer shelf life for us to be able to keep providing our customers with the innovative products we do, more services, better options into the future," she says.

Coast Capital is Canada's second largest credit union with $13.5 billion in assets under management.

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