GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank will
host the Mexican Consulate of Chicago when it comes to Green Bay
August 4 through August 7 at Washington Commons, 320 North Adams
Street, to assist local Hispanics in gaining identification such as a
passport or Matricula Consular. Thousands are expected over the four
days and the Consulate, which comes armed with the necessary paperwork
and equipment in its mobile van, hopes to issue up to 2,000
U.S. Bank will also be on hand with six Spanish-speaking bankers
to offer banking information specifically designed for the Hispanic
John Hendrickson, U.S. Bank market president, said, "U.S. Bank is
honored to assist the Consulate in reaching so many Hispanic residents
in the Fox Valley. It's important that people have a safe place to
keep their money as well as have an inexpensive outlet to send it back
to loved ones if needed."
Matthew Hollenbeck, a Spanish-speaking personal banker located at
U.S. Bank's Allouez office, said, "Our being here helps the Hispanic
community quickly and conveniently build a financial relationship
where they live and work."
U.S. Bank was one of the first financial institutions in America
to accept the Matricula Consular as a form of identification when
opening an account. In addition, U.S. Bank accepts the Individual
Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which makes it easier for
individuals with non-resident status to open accounts. U.S. Bank has
partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security
to educate consumers about the use of the ITIN. Consumers can get more
information about the ITIN from their local social security office.
Many U.S. Bank locations have bilingual signage, brochures and
no-cost banking seminars to make the banking experience more inviting
to customers who prefer to do business in Spanish. U.S. Bank offers a
Spanish-language Web site at usbank.com/espanol with information on
core banking products and services for individuals and small
businesses, complete with a branch locator that identifies where to
find Spanish-speaking U.S. Bank tellers and bankers.
U.S. Bank also offers Secure Money Transfer, an ATM card-based
international money transfer service specially designed to send money
to Mexico. A mortgage program called American Dream is available, as
well as a special small business loan program called Capital! that was
launched in conjunction with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $190 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,315 banking offices and 4,565 ATMs in 24 states,
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 in which the company pays customers if
certain key banking benefits and services are not met. U.S. Bancorp is
the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Matthew Hollenbeck, 902-436-5525
Lisa H. Clark, 608-877-7517
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