Harris Helps Customers Save More, Worry Less -- Today

Harris Helpful Steps Offers Five Easy, Immediate Money-Management Solutions

Jun 03, 2010, 10:30 ET from Harris

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris today announced the launch of Helpful Steps -- five actions that make it simple for customers to immediately improve their financial outlook.

With Harris Helpful Steps, one visit to a Harris branch can help customers gain peace of mind -- and the tools they need to take control of their money.

"Just one conversation with a Harris banker can help our customers save more and worry less," said Ellen Costello, president and CEO, Harris. "Twenty minutes is all it takes to empower a customer with the know-how to achieve his or her financial goals one step at a time."

Harris Helpful Steps offers customers five essential tips and tools they can use on the spot:

  • Save money automatically
  • Get out of debt sooner
  • Prepare for the unexpected
  • Keep tabs on your money
  • Plan, track, and manage your money

"Back in 1924, our ads talked about the 'power of ready money' -- simple ideas to help customers save better. Today, with Harris Helpful Steps, we are going back to those basic principles of money management -- because our customers have told us they want to get back to the basics of money," said Chris McComish, executive vice president and head of Retail banking, Harris.

"As bankers, it's our mission to help our customers do more with their money," McComish added. "The straightforward approach of Harris Helpful Steps is our commitment to make it simple for our customers to make smart choices as they manage their money day-to-day."

Customers can act on Harris Helpful Steps during a visit to a Harris branch. To learn more, head to a Harris branch, call 1-888-675-8405 or visit HarrisBank.com.

About Harris

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.2 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

Harris® is a trade name used by various financial service subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Banking products and services are provided by Harris N.A., The Harris Bank, N.A. and their bank affiliates, Members FDIC. Brokerage products are offered through Harris Investor Services, Inc. (HIS), a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC-registered investment adviser. Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Investment banking services are provided by BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCM), a registered broker dealer and member NYSE, FINRA and SIPC. HIS, HBIS and BMOCM are affiliated companies and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Products offered by HIS, HBIS and BMOCM are Not Insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency, Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by Any Bank or Bank Affiliate, May Lose Value. The purchase of insurance or an annuity is not a condition to any bank loan or service. Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser. Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc. Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC, a SEC-registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc. Investment advisory services to institutional clients are provided by Harris Investment Management (HIM), a SEC-registered investment adviser. Not all products and services are offered in every state and/or location.