BLOOMINGTON, Ill. and MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm, America's largest property and casualty insurance provider, and U.S. Bank, the country's fifth largest commercial bank, today announced a strategic alliance whereby U.S. Bank will assume State Farm Bank's existing deposit and credit card accounts and State Farm agents will have the unique opportunity and tools to introduce U.S. Bank deposit products and co-branded credit cards to State Farm customers. This alliance will benefit State Farm customers, offering them new, easy ways to manage their banking needs.
The alliance is part of a broader strategy by State Farm to exit banking operations. In addition to assuming State Farm Bank's existing deposit and credit card accounts, the two companies are exploring working together to provide State Farm customers with access to vehicle loans and business banking products.
"State Farm has been committed to helping people for nearly 98 years. U.S. Bank is an outstanding institution that shares our commitment to strong customer relationships," said State Farm President and CEO Michael Tipsord. "When we combine State Farm's deep customer relationships with the scale and capabilities of companies like U.S. Bank, we can help significantly more people."
The transition of deposit and credit card accounts is scheduled to begin after closing, subject to regulatory approval, later this year and into 2021. Current State Farm Bank customers do not need to take any action.
"We are excited about this new alliance with State Farm because it will help us reach more customers in the moments that matter most," said Andy Cecere, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bank. "It is a terrific opportunity to combine U.S. Bank products, services and digital capabilities with State Farm's coast-to-coast network of agents. This relationship will provide State Farm customers with enhanced product options while expanding U.S. Bank's reach into new and existing markets."
Barclays Capital Inc. advised State Farm in connection with this transaction.
About State Farm®:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million bank and investment planning services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
About U.S. Bank:
U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $495 billion in assets as of December 31, 2019, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2020 World's Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank at usbank.com or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.
Roszell Gadson, State Farm
Molly Snyder, U.S. Bank
SOURCE State Farm & U.S. Bank