24 percent of Summit County residents are unbanked or underbanked, relying on costly alternative financial services—like check cashers, payday lenders and pawn shops—for routine financial transactions.
Bank On Rubber City, a coalition led by United Way of Summit & Medina and the City of Akron, is committed to helping residents of Summit County access safe and affordable banking products and services.
Why is Banking Important?
People with mainstream bank accounts are more likely to:
Keep more of their earnings
Develop consistent savings habits
Have access to better priced lending products
Achieve financial goals
Features of a Bank On Certified Account*:
- No minimum balance requirement
- $5 or less/month
- No possibility of overdraft
- Free bill payment & debit card
- 2nd chance checking opportunities
Find a Bank On Certified Account Near You
- Chase Secure Banking
- KeyBank Hassle-Free
- PNC SmartAccess
- Portage Community Bank
- S&T Bank
- US Bank Safe Debit
Want more information about Bank On Rubber City or Bank On certified accounts? Contact [email protected] or call the Financial Empowerment Center at 330.685.9430. The Financial Empowerment Center also offers free one-on-one financial coaching that can help you with banking or other financial questions.