CHICAGO, Apr 15, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
Northwestern University has chosen U.S. Bank to provide banking services on its
campuses. This new relationship includes a variety of U.S. Bank financial
products and services for students, faculty and staff. U.S. Bank will open a
full-service branch at Northwestern's Evanston, Ill., campus on July 1, 2004,
inside the Norris University Center. U.S. Bank will also operate seven ATMs on
that campus, as well as three ATMs on the Chicago campus. In addition, U.S. Bank
will provide the banking functionality for Northwestern's multi-use
identification card, the "WildCard," including student checking and workplace
banking products and services. The U.S. Bank ATMs, WildCard services and campus
branch will be available beginning July 1.
"We are excited for this opportunity to partner with one of the nation's most
important educational institutions," said Deb Hill, senior vice president and
regional manager, U.S. Bank. "Northwestern University students, faculty and
staff members will be well served by the breadth of U.S. Bank's premier products
and services that are backed by our Five Star Service Guarantee, which assures
customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid
for their inconvenience."
"We are pleased that U.S. Bank will be the banking partner of Northwestern
University," said Brian Peters, director of University Services, Northwestern
University. "U.S. Bank has a strong history of serving students and campuses
across the country. We're glad to extend those services to our campus through
The WildCard provides official identification and a variety of conveniences for
more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff. The WildCard, in addition to
serving as official campus identification, provides access to campus photocopy
machines, student laundry facilities, health services, the pharmacy and computer
labs, and is an alternative to cash at beverage and snack machines.
For cardholders who are also U.S. Bank customers, the WildCard will double as
their ATM card on and off campus. The campus ATMs will also dispense phone
minutes, postage stamps and other banking services in addition to traditional
cash deposit and withdrawal functions. U.S. Bank has 84 ATMs in the Chicagoland
area, among 4,472 ATMs nationwide. The full-service campus branch will offer the
Northwestern students, faculty and staff the ability to conduct banking
transactions on their terms.
"As part of our commitment to serving the Northwestern community, we plan to
work with the Norris University Center Advisory Board to identify agreeable
operating hours that will cater to students needs," said Hill.
Northwestern is one of 23 colleges and universities that have joined with U.S.
Bank for a campus banking program. Others include the University of Minnesota;
Marquette University in Milwaukee; San Diego State University; Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington; Iowa State University; Northwest Missouri
State University; Xavier University in Cincinnati and the University of
U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation providing
a comprehensive line of student banking products, including campus ID card
programs, student loans, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and
savings, and Visa Buxx(R) prepaid spending cards. For more information on these
services, visit usbank.com/studentbanking.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $189 billion, is the 7th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,282 banking offices and 4,472 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Brian Peters, 847-491-8420
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