Huntington Bank Announces Free Atms; Goes One Step Further And Offers Additional Free Options

Huntington Customers Can Select From Menu Including Free ATMs, Free Overdraft Protection, Free Safe Deposit Boxes and More

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank is introducing a checking account that will allow customers to choose from one to five free options depending on their account. The new package of accounts, known as Huntington Select Checking(SM), will allow customers to choose from the following options: use of a non-Huntington ATM, a safe deposit box, overdraft protection, check orders, and check image statements. Customers will also enjoy more benefits and discounts on mortgages, loans, deposits and investments.

"At Huntington we understand that while one customer may prefer a free safe deposit box and use of non-Huntington ATMs with their checking account, another customer might want free checks," said Jim Baron, Executive Vice President. "Huntington has listened to its customers and understands that they want a choice in designing the checking account that best suits their lifestyles and banking needs. Our research indicates that we are leading the industry in offering our customers these options."

The options customers choose will most likely be related to their lifestyles. For example, customers who travel frequently may want the use of non-Huntington ATMs at no cost and overdraft protection. Others who have documents and valuables they want to keep in a secure place might prefer the free safe deposit option.

Current Huntington customers in some existing packages were notified in May that they were being automatically switched to the new accounts-at no cost to them-and that they had the opportunity to redesign their account to meet their financial lifestyle. The accounts will be available to new customers on June 25.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $35 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has more than 141 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Huntington provides innovative retail and commercial financial products and services through over 380 regional banking offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at huntington.com; through its technologically advanced, 24-hour telephone bank; and through its network of nearly 1,000 ATMs. Selected financial service activities are also conducted in other states including: Dealer Sales offices in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Private Financial and Capital Markets Group offices in Florida; and Mortgage Banking offices in Maryland and New Jersey. International banking services are made available through the headquarters office in Columbus and a limited purpose office located in the Cayman Islands and another located in Hong Kong.

SOURCE Huntington Bank