Fifth Third Bancorp

Think bank M&A has heated up? Think again


M&A activity has picked up in recent weeks as several regional banks have struck big deals. Is it a blip or a sign of what's to come?


How Fifth Third charmed its way into the biggest bank deal in years


Holding multiple face-to-face meetings with executives from MB Financial helped Fifth Third land the Chicago company for a lower price than another suitor offered.


Digital Banker of the Year: Fifth Third’s Tim Spence


What does holistic digital transformation look like? Tim Spence is busy figuring that out.


Training students with disabilities to work at banks


Financial institutions have spent time and money to try to make their branches and digital services more accessible, but Fifth Third and TD Bank are among employers working with the nonprofit Project SEARCH to meet an overlooked need: finding jobs for young people with autism and other cognitive challenges.


Banks are sitting ducks for ADA lawsuits


Several dozen banks have been accused of operating websites that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here’s why trial lawyers are targeting them and are expected to sue more.


Welcome to the world, baby. Here’s $1,000 from the bank


Fifth Third is helping babies born in Chicago today (Get it? 5-3) save for college. It's the kind of nontraditional marketing that branding experts say more banks should experiment with.


Fifth Third names successor for FDIC nominee McWilliams


Susan Zaunbrecher would replace Jelena McWilliams as chief legal officer upon the Senate's confirmation of McWilliams, the Cincinnati company said.


After tech ramp-up, Fifth Third seeks advice on cost cuts


Its decision to hire a consultant to trim expenses highlights the difficulty regionals face in making long-term technology investments in a low-growth era.


De-risking at Fifth Third stifles loan growth


The Cincinnati bank reported strong profits, but its efforts to lower credit risk curbed lending as expenses rose in the first quarter.


Two banks take equity stakes in online student lender CommonBond


Fifth Third and First Republic are among the investors in the company’s $50 million equity round.