Fifth Third Mortgage Helps Pay Closing Costs for Home Buyers in Many Low-Income Communities

Community Reinvestment Mortgage Special also helps pay closing costs
for low-income buyers, and for consumers refinancing in many low-income
areas

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fifth Third Mortgage introduces the Community Reinvestment Mortgage
Special today, a program that helps cover closing costs for its mortgage
customers who buy or refinance homes in low-income areas in Fifth Third
Bank’s 12-state footprint. The program also helps pay closing costs for
low-income buyers financing through Fifth Third in states where the Bank
has branches.


“We want to help build strong communities,” said Michelle Van Dyke,
president of Fifth Third Mortgage. “We know that making homes affordable
is one of the best ways we can help improve our neighborhoods.”

Fifth Third’s Community Reinvestment Mortgage Special will pay the
lender’s closing costs which could range from $600 to $2,000 depending
on the community. Fifth Third will pay closing costs such as origination
fees, processing, underwriting, commitment and where applicable, an
application fee.*

There is no income limit if the consumer is buying in a low-income area.

“We want to encourage people to revitalize some of our most vulnerable
neighborhoods,” Van Dyke said. “Home ownership is one of the strongest
indicators of neighborhood strength and success.”

Qualifying areas can include urban and suburban areas. The low-income
tract is determined by the federal government through Census data.
Potential buyers should check with a Fifth Third mortgage loan
originator to see if the area they are looking in qualifies for the
credit. In Cincinnati, areas that qualify include some parts of the
popular Over-the-Rhine and Northside neighborhoods, among other
locations.

“Sometimes people are really surprised at areas that qualify,” Van Dyke
said.

Fifth Third also wants to help low-income consumers buy homes. Often
buyers save enough for a down payment, and can make their monthly
mortgage and insurance payments, but the closing costs can keep them
from buying, Van Dyke notes.

“We want to help consumers close the gap and get into homes they want,”
Van Dyke said. “They may be able to buy and spend less money than they
are spending as renters.”

Fifth Third Mortgage recently ranked fourth in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S.
Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction study. The national study
measured customer satisfaction with the mortgage servicing experience in
six factors: new customer orientation; billing and payment process;
escrow account administration; interaction; mortgage fees; and
communications. Satisfaction is calculated on a 1,000-point scale. Fifth
Third rated a 740.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $142 billion in
assets and operates 1,299 full-service Banking Centers, including 101
Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery
stores and 2,630 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois,
Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and
North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial
Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors.
Fifth Third also has a 22.8 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC.
Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as
of June 30, 2015, had $304 billion in assets under care, of which it
managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit
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*Application fee may be collected during the mortgage process but will
be credited back on the day of closing.

Property must be in one of the following eligible states: MI, IN, IL,
MO, KY, TN, OH, PA, WV, NC, GA, FL and either located in a Low Income
Census Tract or borrower must meet the low income limit threshold based
on the qualifying income per FFIEC website.

Loans subject to credit review and approval. Prices and programs subject
to change without notice. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 5001 Kingsley
Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee.
Fifth Third Mortgage Company d/b/a Fifth Third Mortgage Company
Incorporated and licensed by the New Hampshire banking department. Fifth
Third Mortgage is the trade name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company
(NMLS #134100) and Fifth Third Mortgage-MI, LLC (NMLS #447141). Fifth
Third Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Equal Housing Lender, All
Rights Reserved.

Contacts

Fifth Third Mortgage
Laura Trujillo, 513-534-4361
Laura.Trujillo@53.com