From local reports
Peoples Bank, National Association (Peoples Bank) customers may now show their support for the Thundering Herd every time they use their specially designed Big Green Banking debit card. Peoples Bank has introduced a new partnership with Marshall University through a program called Big Green Banking.
"As a sponsor and partner with Marshall University athletics, we're excited to now offer branded Thundering Herd debit cards and checks to Peoples customers," said Bob VanNostrand, Peoples Bank Sr. Vice President of Commercial Banking. "We share the same passion for Thundering Herd athletics as our customers do and this will give them just another opportunity to express their school pride in every purchase they make."
Each debit card and check will sport the university's mascot and signature green and white colors.
VanNostrand noted an important facet of the Big Green Banking program is "every time an account holder swipes their debit card, Peoples Bank will donate money to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, with a minimum of $5,000 being donated annually."
The Big Green Scholarship Foundation provides financial support to more than 480 Marshall University student athletes. Money raised by the Foundation is used to fund the university's athletic scholarship costs.
Customers who participate in Peoples Bank Big Green Banking program receive benefits including:
- Free Marshall University shirt (with opening deposit of $2,500 and more)
- Free nationwide ATM use
- Comprehensive identity theft protection
- Health, travel, shopping and dining discounts
- Access to hundreds of discounts through Members Headquarters
- Cellphone replacement
Any new or existing customers may open a new Marshall Big Green Banking Account at any Peoples Bank branch office or online at marshallbiggreenbanking.com.