Fifth Third Bank

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Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bank
TypePublic company
PredecessorBank of the Ohio Valley, Third National Bank, Fifth National Bank
FoundedJune 17, 1858; 164 years ago (1858-06-17) (as Bank of the Ohio Valley) in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
HeadquartersFifth Third Center, ,
Number of locations
1,100 branches and 50,000 automated teller machines
Area served
Key people
Timothy N. Spence,
(President and CEO)
ProductsConsumer banking, Corporate banking, Private banking, Financial analysis, Insurance, Investment banking, Mortgage loans, Private equity, Wealth management, Credit cards
RevenueIncrease US$7.90 billion (2021)
Increase US$2.66 billion (2021)
Total assetsIncrease US$211.12 billion (2021)
Total equityIncrease US$22.21 billion (2021)
Number of employees
19,112 (December 2021)
Footnotes / references
Typical Fifth Third Bank branch in Fairborn, Ohio

Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank), the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, is an American bank holding company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third is one of the largest consumer banks in the Midwestern United States,[2] Fifth Third Bank is incorporated in Ohio.[3] It was state-chartered until late 2019 when it obtained a national charter.[2]

Fifth Third's client base spans retail, small business, corporate, and investment clients. Fifth Third operates 1,100 branches and 50,000 automated teller machines which are in 11 states: Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia

The name "Fifth Third" is derived from the names of the bank's two predecessor companies, Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank, which merged in 1909.

The company is ranked 415th on the Fortune 500.[4] Fifth Third Bank is one of the largest banks in the United States.[5]


Bank of the Ohio Valley[edit]

On June 17, 1858, the Bank of the Ohio Valley opened in Cincinnati, Ohio. On June 23, 1863, the Third National Bank was organized. On April 29, 1871, Third National Bank came into possession of Bank of the Ohio Valley, and by 1882 the bank's capital was around $16 million, considered the state's largest bank capital at the time. In 1888, Queen City National Bank changed its name to Fifth National Bank.[6]

Merger of Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank[edit]

On June 1, 1908, Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank merged to become the Fifth-Third National Bank of Cincinnati; the hyphen was later dropped. The merger took place when prohibitionist ideas were gaining popularity, and it is a legend that "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth", which could have been construed as a reference to three fifths of alcohol.[7] The name went through several changes until March 24, 1969, when it was changed to Fifth Third Bank.

Current day operations[edit]

In November 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury invested $3.4 billion in the company as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and in February 2011, the company repurchased the investment from the Treasury.[8][9]

For 2020, Fifth Third originated nearly 56,000 mortgages with a value of $10.6 billion.[10]

In January 2022, Fifth Third announced it had acquired the San Francisco-based residential solar power lender, Dividend Finance.[11]

Notable corporate buildings[edit]

Naming rights and sponsorships[edit]

Fifth Third owns corporate naming rights to the following:

Fifth Third Bank is a sponsor of the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fifth Third Bancorp 2021 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. February 25, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Cowley, Stacy (March 9, 2020). "Fifth Third Bank Opened Fraudulent Accounts, Consumer Bureau Says". The New York Times. Until late last year, it operated as a state-chartered bank and was primarily overseen by state regulators and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In November, Fifth Third became nationally chartered and fell under the supervision of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
  3. ^ "10-K". 10-K. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Fifth Third Bancorp". Fortune.
  5. ^ "Biggest US Banks by Asset Size (2021)". MX Technologies. April 20, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Our History: A history of providing superior customer service and following sound banking principles". Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Brickey, Homer (April 2, 2002). "That funny name for a bank has grown on us". The Blade.
  8. ^ Protess, Ben (February 2, 2011). "Fifth Third Repays Bailout Funds". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Fifth Third Bancorp repays TARP debt". American City Business Journals. February 2, 2011.
  10. ^ "Fifth Third Bank Mortgages". Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "US solar lender Dividend Finance acquired by bank Fifth Third". PV Tech. January 20, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.

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