ROSEVILLE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2005--U.S. Bank added
another name to its list of Internet Banking customers who pay their
bills online for free. David Hallen of Roseville, Minn., signed up to
try the service when he opened a checking account recently at U.S.
Bank. By paying one bill online, Hallen's name was automatically
entered, and recently drawn, to win a $1,000 certificate for a new
"I can pay my bills online not only easier, but much more quickly
now that I'll have a faster computer to do it," joked Hallen, who said
that with the holidays approaching the unexpected U.S. Bank gift
couldn't have come at a better time.
"The computer certificate and other customer gifts, including
$10,000 to a new U.S. Bank Internet Bill Pay customer in North
Royalton, Ohio, was part of a sweepstakes to get people to try the
service," said Lorraine Hus, the banker who opened Hallen's account.
"More and more people are banking online because they are more
comfortable using the Internet and like the time they save by banking
on their own terms, whenever and wherever they want. It's also free,
which isn't the case when paying bills the old-fashioned way," said
Hus. Since removing the $4.95 monthly fee last December, U.S. Bank has
experienced a 160 percent increase in active Bill Pay users.
Customers can access U.S. Bank Internet Banking through its web
site, usbank.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Besides quickly
paying bills, customers can also see account balances and transaction
history, view and print check images and online statements, transfer
funds, and sign up to receive account alerts via email or text
messages - all for FREE.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $195 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial services holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,370 banking offices and 4,620 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