Fifth Third mobile bank and Huntington new free checkingWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Third mobile bank visits Toledo
Fifth Third Bank brought its mobile classroom to Toledo neighborhoods May 18-21 and 26-28 in an effort to provide access to comprehensive financial services information to the public as a community service.
The 40-foot mobile classroom is equipped with computer terminals that access the Internet via satellite to support instructor-led or self-directed home ownership and credit programs. The services are free and the “e-bus” was open to the public.
The bank’s “e-bus” was parked at Ravine Park in East Toledo May 18, at Adelante, Inc. on Broadway May 19 and at Smith Park on Door Street May 19 and 20 in Toledo. It will be available May 26 at Sherman Elementary School, May 27 and 28 at 1630 Door Street in Toledo.
Visitors can receive free personalized evaluation of their finances; browse self-directed programs; gain access to credit reports, and learn about identity theft, fraud awareness and prevention tactics. Free medical screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index, pulse and blood oxygen levels were available at those sites.
“The Fifth Third e-bus is one aspect of our commitment to strengthen the communities we serve by providing access to financial services, products and information to help people increase their financial knowledge,” Linda Ewing, senior vice president of community affairs at Fifth Third Bank in Northwest Ohio, stated in a press release.
Huntington Bank introduces new free checking
Huntington Bank recently introduced Asterisk-Free Checking to consumers in Ohio as the next phase of its “fair play” approach to banking in direct response to customer feedback.
With no catches or strings attached, Asterisk Free Checking is free to open; has no monthly maintenance fee; no minimum balance, no check or debit card usage requirements; and includes a linked savings account, free debit card usage, 24-hour grace period feature, and ID theft resolution services, according to Huntington Bank.
Development of the new checking product began more than a year ago and the process focused on ideas and feedback directly from our customers and employees, said Steve Steinour, Huntington CEO.
“Consumers are looking for simplicity, fairness, value and transparency. Asterisk-Free Checking delivers all four at no cost. Instead of taking away benefits and adding fees, we have introduced this new free checking account that gives our customers more.” Steinour stated in a press release. Asterisk-Free Checking is available to all Huntington consumer checking customers. The bank will proactively help its current customers into the new checking account over the next year, according to the press release.
Last fall, Huntington added 24-Hour Grace to all its consumer checking accounts and now provides free ID Theft Resolution Services to every customer.
The 24-Hour Grace waves any overdraft fee as long as the customer makes a deposit during the next business day to resolve the overdraft status on their checking account.