MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--U.S. Bank has made it
easier for Spanish speaking individuals to apply for checking or
savings accounts online by making the applications available in
Spanish at usbank.com/espanol. U.S. Bank is one of only a few major
banks to offer the service.
Specifically, individuals may apply for U.S. Bank Free Checking
with Interest, Interest Plus Checking, Elite Checking and Sponsorship
Checking (accounts that are affiliated with professional sports teams
that U.S. Bank sponsors). Applications for U.S. Bank Savings, Goal
Savings and Money Market Savings accounts are also available in
Spanish, as well as applications for a Certificate of Deposit (CD).
Individuals who apply for an account at usbank.com/espanol will
receive an instant decision on whether the application was approved.
The move is part of an on-going effort by U.S. Bank to make
financial services easy and convenient for Hispanic individuals and
businesses to access in person, by phone and on the Internet.
"The Internet is a popular tool by which bilingual or
Spanish-speaking individuals research banks and obtain information on
financial products. That's why it's important for us to make it easy
for consumers to take action and apply right there on the Internet if
they choose," said Steve SaLoutos, senior vice president of consumer
products and services at U.S. Bank.
There is information in Spanish on a variety of products and
services at usbank.com/espanol. The site also includes a branch
locator feature where consumers can obtain the telephone number and
driving directions to a local branch with Spanish speaking employees,
where customers may apply in person or find information about other
banking services in Spanish. Spanish-speaking representatives are also
available by phone at 1-800-USBANKS.
The development of a Spanish-language account application on the
Internet is the latest in a long line of services designed
specifically for multicultural customers. U.S. Bank recently expanded
its money transfer capabilities when it signed a partnership with
MoneyGram to offer international money transfers from U.S. Bank
Additionally, U.S. Bank and the United States Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce partnered to increase the availability of loans for small
businesses through a program called Capital in which local chamber
members can gain access to a variety of a financing solutions and the
local chambers receive a referral fee for business they generate.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $193 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,346 banking offices and 4,621 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
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Steve Dale, 612-303-0784
SOURCE: U.S. Bank