Huntington Offers Free 'fall Financial Check-up' To Public At All Indiana Branches Throughout October

Month-long initiative promotes October's Money Smart Week Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) will promote financial education statewide during the month of October by providing free "Fall Financial Check-Up" counseling to customers and members of the general public at all Indiana Huntington branches. Huntington's Fall Financial Check-Up program is designed to enhance the financial literacy improvement outcomes of Money Smart Week Indiana, Oct. 16-23, by providing one-on-one counseling support throughout the month.

Offered by appointment, Huntington's Fall Financial Check-Up will:

    --  Analyze a consumer's credit rating and provide strategies for
        improvement.
    --  Help plan a personal budget to reduce debt and increase savings.
    --  Determine whether household interest rates might be lowered.
    --  Review investment opportunities toward a sound financial future.


By supporting smart financial decisions for Indiana residents all month long in October, Huntington Bank's Indiana region is seeking to build the success of the fifth-annual Money Smart Week Indiana collaborative initiative, said Mike Newbold, Huntington's regional president.

"With times remaining tight for households across the state, Huntington wanted to do more to support the right financial choices that can make a positive difference for Hoosiers," Newbold said. "So we will continue to be an active Money Smart Week supporter while extending counseling and education throughout October to better improve the financial health and well-being of our residents."

During Money Smart Week Indiana, Huntington will also support financial education outreach presentations to the greater Indianapolis Latino community, present the bank's classroom financial education program to Central Indiana school teachers and administrators, provide an insurance resource overview to the Indianapolis Housing and Urban Development Office and participate in a Financial Literacy Fair sponsored by Family Service of Central Indiana.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has been providing a full range of financial services for 144 years. Huntington offers checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services. It has more than 600 branches and also offers retail and commercial financial services online at huntington.com; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs. Huntington's Auto Finance and Dealer Services group offers automobile loans to consumers and commercial loans to automobile dealers within our six-state banking franchise area.  

SOURCE Huntington Bank