2010 Tour Brings Community Service to Neighborhoods
In an effort to continue to provide community service, Fifth Third Bank is bringing back its mobile financial information station, known as the Homeownership Mobile, to Toledo, Sandusky and Monroe, Michigan in May. Serving Fifth Third Bank markets since 2004, the 40-foot eBus is a mobile facility outfitted with the latest electronic technology that provides a convenient venue for knowledgeable professionals to offer credit counseling, home financing and refinancing options, and foreclosure prevention information directly to the community in accessible neighborhood locations. The eBus is scheduled to make seven stops in Toledo between May 18 and 28, 2010.
“Offering our knowledge, experience, products and services outside of our traditional offices is not only more convenient, but less intimidating for some people,” said Linda Ewing. “This is a casual, relaxed atmosphere with no 3-piece suits,” she added. “We think the constituents of our partnership agencies will have an increased level of trust because they are familiar with the organization. We know that sitting across a desk in a bank can be uncomfortable. This is our attempt to remove those barriers,” Ms. Ewing said.
The eBus is Internet-equipped with 14 computer terminals to extend access to financial services and homeownership information in a one-on-one setting. In Toledo, free credit reports will be provided by NODA (Northwestern Ohio Development Association) and health screenings will also be available. The ebus will make stops at various community locations as noted in the eBus Flyer below. Services are free and open to the public: