PNC Bank has entered into an agreement with The Pennsylvania State University to participate in the school's Penn State identification card programme.
Beginning in the spring of 2002, Penn State students, faculty and staff who are customers of PNC Bank will have the option of linking their id+ card (University ID) to a PNC Bank current account. In addition to serving as identification on campus, the id+ card can then be used at PNC Bank's 1400-strong network of ATMs in Pennsylvania.
In addition to providing account access, the card can also be used for campus-related purposes such as entering residence halls, checking out library books and accessing meal plans at campus restaurants. The card also will feature e-purse functionality. A gold chip on the front of the card will enable users to store up to $99 of "LionCash" value for use at campus vending machines, copiers, laundry machines and at participating merchants.