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    Default Reviews of Fifth Third Bank secured credit card?

    Anybody know anything about the secured credit card from Fifth Third Bank? I have a savings account there & I might apply for 1....
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    I don't know anything about it, although I've seen a few of those 5/3 banks in my travels. I do not know why the bank is named 5/3, but I would not bank with them just for that reason and that reason alone.

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    The name came from the result of merging Fifth National Bank of Cincinnati and the Third National Bank of Cincinnati.

    They held my mortgage for almost a year, and then sent it back to the little local bank that I originated it with. Never had any problems with them, but no experience with the cc side of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agp View Post
    I don't know anything about it, although I've seen a few of those 5/3 banks in my travels. I do not know why the bank is named 5/3, but I would not bank with them just for that reason and that reason alone.
    Well, that certainly is a reason. Not a good reason, but a reason! Out of interest, what is a "good" name for a bank, i.e. one that you would bank with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver6054 View Post
    what is a "good" name for a bank
    One ending in "credit union"
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    There aren't many things that I refuse to utilize/purchase just for its name. But a few of them I can't stand, one if 5/3 Bank. Merger or not, what happened to First, Second, and Fourth bank of Cinnci?

    I hate the words "hitherto".

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    "The late Clem Buenger, former chairman of Fifth Third Bank, used to say the name had been chosen because management feared ticking off the anti-alcohol crowd if the bank were named Third Fifth." :oP
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    Well does anybody recommend getting the Fifth Third secured credit card or not?
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    If you don't have any credit history, then sure, apply at a smaller bank as your chance of approval may be higher. But if you have an established credit history, even if it's just a few months, then apply for a better card at a big bank.

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    If you decide the Fifth Third Bank secured MasterCard isn't for you, here's a sponsored offer you may want to check out:
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