Brief History of Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank came into existence in 1908 through the merger of Fifth National Bank and Third National Bank, though its roots trace back to 1858 with the foundation of the Bank of the Ohio Valley.

Throughout its history, the bank has expanded significantly, acquiring numerous other institutions and pioneering banking innovations such as the early adoption of ATMs in the 1970s and modernizing its digital platforms in recent years.

Despite facing economic challenges, including the Great Recession, Fifth Third Bank has exhibited resilience, maintaining a strong focus on community development and philanthropy through the Fifth Third Foundation.