MESA, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Better ATM® Services (www.betteratmservices.com), a technology innovator in the ATM industry, today announced it has become the world's first provider of an ATM-issued multibrand prepaid card, the myGIFT card. The unique ATM-dispensed myGIFT One Card Many Choices Discover® Prepaid Card allows consumers to shop at premier, nationally recognized restaurant and retail stores including Macy's, Lowe's, Outback Steakhouse, and Bonefish Grill. Cards are redeemable to buy goods and services at specific merchants that accept Discover cards. A complete listing of participating national retailers and restaurants is available at http://www.checkmygift.com. During the pilot program, myGIFT cards will be available at walk-up Banner Federal Credit Union ATMs at eleven select Banner Health ATM locations throughout Arizona.
Technology-enabled ATMs, supplied and run by Express Teller Services for Banner Federal Credit Union, will now include a menu screen option offering consumers the opportunity to purchase the myGIFT One Card Many Choices Discover Prepaid Card in addition to selecting cash and other banking service options. The new ATM-dispensed card is made of a thin, durable material allowing cards to easily pass through an ATMs' cash mechanisms and works like any other prepaid card. To make it easy to find ATM-dispensed myGIFT cards, Banner Federal Credit Union now features a complete list of locations on their website at http://www.bannerfcu.org.
“At the heart of all we do is our commitment to provide our members with financial products and services that offer security, value, and convenience," said Roger Swanson, President and CEO of Banner Federal Credit Union. “Because prepaid cards have become the gift of choice for any occasion, we can now offer our members the flexibility to make one stop for all their banking and gift giving needs.” He continued, “At the same time, we take seriously our mission to positively contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve. As good neighbors and good citizens, we have a long history of supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of children and their families. We are very excited to partner with Banner Health Foundation to do just that."
The pioneering, patented technology is the brainchild of Mesa-Arizona based technology innovator Better ATM Services. The creation of the mutli-merchant card was made possible by working with Intelispend™ Prepaid Solutions, creator of the patented merchant filter process. Better ATM Services CEO Todd L. Nuttall said the ATM-dispensed myGIFT card makes sense. “It's natural for ATMs to be leveraged for prepaid products as well as cash. This is a game changer in the industry and marks the beginning of a new era of value-driven, consumer focused prepaid card products with all the benefits of ATM security and convenience.”
Early card sales will have an important impact on Arizona communities. For every ATM-dispensed myGIFT Discover Prepaid card sold through March 2013, fifty cents will be donated to Banner Health Foundation. Banner Health Foundation President and CEO Andy Kramer Petersen noted that these funds will have an important affect on the many men, women, and children whose health and well-being are impacted by the critical health services provided by Banner Health. “Contributions from individual, corporations and foundations help Banner Health deliver on its promise to provide excellent patient care,” explained Kramer Petersen. “This unique partnership with Banner Federal Credit Union and Better ATM Services provides a convenience for people visiting our facilities, while also supporting programs and services that wouldn’t exist without philanthropy.”
Banner Health Foundation secures and stewards charitable contributions to advance Banner Health’s mission of making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care. Charitable contributions are invested locally to support programs and services in Banner’s nonprofit hospitals and health care facilities throughout Arizona. Philanthropy allows Banner Health to constantly build on its commitment to innovation, supports vital patient care and community services, provides the means for the latest technology and global research, and helps deliver excellent patient care to more people in more places. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.org/BannerFoundation.
About Better ATM Services
Better ATM Services (www.betteratmservices.com), a Mesa, Arizona-based company, supplies patented technology that enables an ATM to dispense gift cards and other prepaid media like currency. To find out more about this technology innovator, visit www.betteratmservices.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions
InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, LLC, an independent entity within Maritz Holdings, Inc., is an issuer and reseller of American Express- and Discover-branded prepaid products, and a program manager for MasterCard and Visa. InteliSpend provides businesses with prepaid solutions, including stored-value cards, online reward management technology, and program management. Its products address a broad array of applications, such as employee reward and recognition, sales incentives, expense management, and consumer promotions. InteliSpend is headquartered in Fenton, Mo., and is a licensee of U.S. Patents 5,689,100 and 5,956,695 and Canadian Patent 2,215,969.
* DirectSpend is protected by U.S. Patents 5,689,100 and 5,956,695 and Canada Patent 2,215,969.