Cool!

When I went from high school to university I started a new bank account. I hated the bank that I used in high school (and well...I was a baby when the account was started so my whole life really...). Plus I heard they were bastards when it came to student loans (in the end I had to go to them for student loans for a few years, sigh). So I choose a new (to me) bank that I had heard good things about. And there was a bit of a bonus to this bank. Their ATMs dispensed $5 bills. Trust me when you are a student this is a good thing. There is nothing more annoying than having $16.32 in your account and NEEDING cash and not being able to take it out and it's the weekend. Or only having $6 to your name and needing to buy "groceries" (ramen noodles) from the dollar-store where they only accept cash.

To the poor starving student ATMs that dispense $5 bills are machines that need to be worshiped.

Eventually the bank phased it out. There was one ATM on campus that was a long time hold out but it too eventually switched to $20 bills only. A different bank placed a machine on campus that dispensed $10 bills. WHen you only have $14 in your bank account and needed cash - this was a good thing even with the extra $1.50 fee for it not being your bank.

Today I went to my local bank branch to deposit a cheque into the ATM and take out some cash cash I had just used the last of mine at the grocery store. Deposited the cheque and I withdrew $40. I got back 1x$20 and 4x$5. I haven't gotten a $5 from an ATM in at least 7 years!

Cool!