MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
U.S. Bank has introduced an interactive website that helps consumers
manage their credit score so that it can be an asset at important
moments throughout their lives. Visitors to the U.S. Bank Credit
Wellness Center will find answers to common questions about credit,
tools to help them make good decisions about their own credit, and tips
on how to protect it for a lifetime.
"U.S. Bank is committed to helping consumers understand how to use
credit wisely, and why establishing a positive credit history is so
important for their financial health," said Cliff Cook, chief marketing
officer for U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions. "The U.S. Bank Credit
Wellness Center reinforces our commitment by offering consumers an
easy-to-use, one-stop credit education resource."
The interactive site allows consumers to participate in a number of
credit education activities. They can slide a bar to better understand a
good vs. bad credit score, take an online quiz to test their credit
knowledge, watch videos about people in different credit situations, and
even use a Credit Score Simulator to see how their financial decisions
impact their own credit score. Visit www.usbank.com/creditwellness
The company has a strong history of credit education efforts supporting
communities nationwide. In partnership with both the American Bankers
Association Education Foundation and Visa, U.S. Bank branches conduct
financial education seminars helping customers understand credit and how
to use it responsibly.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $283 billion in assets as of June 30,
2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,002 banking offices in
24 states and 5,309 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, Media Relations, 612-303-0732