Banner Federal Credit Union hopes the addition of  newcard technology will help draw more members and nonmembers to its11 ATMs.

The credit union has partnered with Better ATM Services to bethe initial financial institution issuing the myGIFT card, aclosed-loop gift card that carries the Discover brand. The new gift card is made of a new type of material that is thinenough and flexible enough to be dispensed through an ATM's cashdispensing mechanism but which is also firm enough to be used in apoint of sale terminal.

The nine national retail and restaurant chains that areparticipating include Macy's; men's clothing retailer Cabelos;women's clothing retailer Express; Lowe's; Outback Steakhouse;Bonefish Grill; Flemings Prime Steakhouse; Carrabbas Italian Grilland Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Grill.

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