A South Carolina community bank has signed a deal with American Express Co. that is expected to double the number of free automated teller machines available to the bank's customers.

Amex will put the name and logo of Carolina First Bank, Greenville, on the 40 ATMs it will soon operate in high-traffic areas such as discount stores and gas stations. Carolina First customers, unlike those of other banks, will be able to use the machines without paying fees.

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