Huntington Offers Free 'fall Financial Check-up' To Public At All Greater Cincinnati-, Dayton-area Branches Throughout October

CINCINNATI and DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) will promote financial education throughout Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky during the month of October by providing free "Fall Financial Check-Up" counseling to customers and members of the general public at all Huntington branches in the greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield areas.

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.
    --  Seek out possible refinancing opportunities to lower household interest
        rates.
    --  Review investment opportunities toward a sound financial future.


"We know that families can use every extra dollar they can find right now," said Mark Reitzes, Huntington Bank's regional president. "Our Fall Financial Check-Up is designed to better improve the financial health and well-being of area consumers and maximize money power in household budgets. We are also partnering with local community organizations throughout October to create the biggest possible focus and push for this targeted effort."

Huntington's Fall Financial Check-Up community partners are:

    --  Cincinnati – SmartMoney Community Services & Working in Neighborhoods
        (WIN)
    --  Dayton – CityWide Development Corporation
    --  Springfield – Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield
    --  Northern Kentucky – Brighton Center Inc.


"Our community partners will provide a valuable resource for consumers who need additional assistance getting their personal finances in order, while also promoting the availability of Huntington's free financial support throughout October," Reitzes said.

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