U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) is welcoming the mobile unit of the
Mexican Consulate from Chicago for its last visit to the Twin Cities
before the permanent consulate office serving Minnesota opens its
doors on West 7th Street in St. Paul in June.
The mobile consulate will be in Chaska, Minn., June 1-4 at Valley
Free Church, 150 Engler Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday (June 1-3) and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June
4. Representatives from the Mexican government will assist local
Hispanics in gaining identification such as a passport or Matricula
U.S. Bank will also be on hand with six Spanish-speaking bankers
to offer banking information specifically designed for the Hispanic
community, along with special offers including the opportunity to
receive free phone minutes for anyone who signs-up for a Secured Visa
card or Secure Money Transfer at U.S. Bank after the event.
Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to win four
courtside tickets to an upcoming Minnesota Lynx basketball game or a
$100 U.S. Bank Visa gift card. U.S. Bank will also be giving away
children's coloring books, crayons and U.S. Bank maracas.
"Establishing a solid banking relationship and building a positive
credit history are important steps for anyone in building a healthy
financial foundation, especially those who are new to the American
financial system," said Maricruz Hill, emerging markets project leader
for U.S. Bank in the Twin Cities. "We're very honored to partner with
the Mexican consulate for these events and to be a trusted financial
partner to Hispanic families and businesses in the Twin Cities."
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.
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 two money transfer services including MoneyGram and
U.S. Bank 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 is offered in
conjunction with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the Twin Cities.
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With $198
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,377 banking
offices and 4,654 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. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732