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Motor Bank Gives Customers Variety of Options: ATM Machine One of a Kind

December 15, 2005

By Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas

Dec. 15–in Valley By TONY VINDELL tonyv@valleystar.com 956-430-6203 HARLINGEN — A new motor bank is opening its drive-through windows this week, but this one has an ATM machine that lets customers do more than withdraw money. The machines, developed by NCR, formerly National Cash Register Company, accept checks and cash. Customers can deposit up to 40 bills in cash or checks at a time. It gives the customer a detailed copy of the transaction, including a print out of the checks deposited and the bill denominations deposited. The motor bank is the latest addition of Pharr-based Lone Star National Bank, which has a branch in Harlingen. Rebecca Rios, an assistant vice president for the bank, said the new motor bank at 918 W. Harrison Ave. has eight lanes. Edna De Saro-Perez, bank vice president for marketing and business development, said the ATM machine is one of a kind in the Rio Grande Valley. She also said LSNB is the only financial institution that has such a machine in the Lone Star state. “As far as I know, these are the only machines in Texas,” she said. “This is truly banking made easier, and we have added these machines to provide better and new services to our customers.” Rios said the first machine was installed at the bank branch in McAllen. LSNB also plans to install the new ATM machines at its other locations Valleywide. John Hourigan, corporate media relations for the Dayton, Ohio-based company that makes the machines, said the E-Z ATM is one of the products they manufacture at various locations all over the world. LSNB is a regional-based bank based in Pharr. The financial institution opened its doors in 1983 in Pharr with a staff of 10 employees. Today, it employs more than 300 people and has assets in excess of $1 billion. The bank has branches in Harlingen, McAllen, Pharr, Rio Grande City, Hidalgo, Weslaco and Palmview. New branches are scheduled to open on South Padre Island and in Port Isabel. The bank is having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today to unveil its new motor bank and ATM machine.

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