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Fifth Third Bank’s eBus Rolls into Chicago

The Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, the eBus, will be in Chicago now through September 14. Fifth Third’s eBus is open to the community (schedule on next page).

The 40-foot bus, retro-fitted as a mobile classroom, is equipped with 14 personal computers and satellite technology. It is staffed by Fifth Third bankers and representatives from non-profit community organizations. This year’s tour will provide financial education focused on potential homebuyers, small business owners, job seekers and senior citizens. Once onboard, visitors will be able to:

  • Request a credit report and review it with a professional
  • Receive personalized evaluation of finances
  • Receive Internet Banking and Bill Payment demonstrations
  • Speak with non-profit organizations regarding housing, money management and business advice
  • Receive consultation on foreclosure prevention
  • Conduct online job searches

“We are committed to improving lives in our community through financial education,” said Eric S. Smith, Fifth Third Bank regional president in Chicago. “The eBus allows us to serve people where they live and work, and provide the knowledge and tools to help take control of their financial futures.”

The Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile upcoming schedule:

Saturday, September 8, 12 – 7 p.m., 79th Street Renaissance Festival, 1159 West 79th Street in Chicago (right on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis);

Sunday, September 9, 12 – 5 p.m., 79th Street Renaissance Festival, 1159 West 79th Street in Chicago (right on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis);

Wednesday, September 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Community Action Partnership of Lake County, 2424 Washington St, Waukegan, IL;

Thursday, September 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Far South CDC, 9923 S Halsted St. in Chicago; and

Friday, September 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Paul G. Stewart Center, 400 E. 41st Street in Chicago.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $141 billion in assets and operated 1,158 full-service Banking Centers and 2,458 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2018, had $368 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

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