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Fifth Third Bank, Central Ohio
Fifth Third Bank, Central Ohio
21 E. State Street
Columbus,OH 43215
Phone: 614-744-7652
Fax: 614-744-7619
Contact: Pam Foster, Vice President

Services Offered

Saving/Investing/Wealth Building
Abusive Credit Practices/Predatory Lending Education
Financing a Major Purchase

Methods of Offering Services

One-On-One Counselling

Target Audiences

School-age Children/Youth
Neighborhood Residents

Areas Served

Fifth Third Bank, Central Ohio serves cities in the following counties: Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Madison, Pickaway, Union and Fayette

Program Description

Columbus Saves Program-encourages low- and moderate-income individuals and families to save money and learn about ways to create wealth through budgeting, investing, and setting financial goals. Get Checking Program-Fifth Third Bank has partnered with Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) on the Get Checking financial education program that was designed to help consumers who do not have a checking account with a financial institution, or are currently on ChexSystems, to gain access to basic financial services. Credit Counseling Seminars-Fifth Third hosts free seminars on "How to Improve Your Personal Credit" designed to help individuals understand their personal credit history and answer questions on how to improve their credit ratings. Home Buyers Seminars-Through the year, Fifth Third partners with local non-profits and CDC's to provide free first-time Home Buyer Seminars at various sites and churches throughout Ohio. In addition, Fifth Third has developed a free "Guide to Residential Home Buying" and mortgage materials in both Spanish and Russian. Check 21 Introduction-In June 2004, Fifth Third launched an online "Check 21 Introduction" course for our consumers to learn more about Check 21 and how this legislation might affect their business. Customers can access this course from our website at

Programs and Fees

Materials and Publications

Fifth Third has a free "Guide to Residential Home Buying" for first time homebuyers. We also use mortgage and credit materials developed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.

Mission and/or Goals

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of 17 affiliates of Fifth Third Bancorp, Fifth Third Bank, Central Ohio has $5.2 billion in assets and 59 Banking Centers, including 9 seven-day-a-week Bank Mart locations inside select Kroger Stores and more than 100 Jeanie ATMs. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Retail, Commercial, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions.
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