WAYZATA, Minn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TCF National Bank (TCF)
(NYSE: TCB), one of the nation's leading debit card issuers, and American
Express today announced that they have agreed to offer the American Express
Travelers Cheque Card throughout TCF's 430-branch retail banking network
beginning May 31.
Consumers are increasingly interested in a safe and convenient way to
carry their money while traveling. To answer their needs, American Express
has developed the Travelers Cheque Card, a prepaid travel money card with all
the safety and security of Travelers Cheques in a convenient plastic Card.
"We're excited to be working with American Express, who is known for
providing exceptional service to travelers," said Dan Engel, Senior Vice
President, ATM/Card Products. "The new Travelers Cheque Card is a truly
travel-friendly product that offers our customers a convenient alternative to
paper travelers checks."
The Travelers Cheque Card can be used at merchants and ATMs worldwide that
accept American Express Cards. Importantly, the card is backed by American
Express customer service and provides travelers worldwide with the ability to
obtain a refund of the balance within 24 hours if the card is lost or stolen.
The Traveler Cheque Card will be sold at TCF branches in pre-loaded
denominations of $500, $700, $1,000 and $2000. A cardholder may conveniently
reload the card up to $2,750 from virtually anywhere.
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national financial holding company with
$12.7 billion in assets. TCF has 430 banking offices in Minnesota, Illinois,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado and Indiana. Other TCF affiliates provide
leasing and equipment finance, securities brokerage, and investments and
insurance sales. For more information visit http://www.TCFExpress.com .
About American Express
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and
network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in prepaid products.
In addition to the 114-year old American Express Travelers Cheque, the
preeminent brand welcomed worldwide the Company issues other prepaid products
including the Travelers Cheque Card, Cheques for Two, Gift Cards, Gift
Cheques, the Be My Guest dining card, and a range of corporate incentive
prepaid products through American Express Incentive Services. For more
information visit http://www.americanexpress.com .
SOURCE TCF National Bank