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Including Columbus, Dublin, Westerville, Lancaster, Newark, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, Marion, Chillicothe, and 95 other towns.

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Columbus is the Capital of Ohio and also the home to The Ohio State University. With a metropolitan area of more than two million people, including the cities of Dublin, Westerville, Newark, and Granville, the Columbus area is a major financial center and the home to dozens of banks and credit unions.

The major bank associated with Columbus is Chase Bank, which is now called JPMorgan Chase and is one of the largest banks in the country. The bank got its start in Columbus nearly 200 years ago, in 1824, and it still has a large presence there today, making it the oldest bank still operating in the area. Other major banks in the area include Huntington National Bank, The Park National Bank, Nationwide Bank, and First Merchants Bank, N.A. (formerly Cooper State Bank).

Overall, more than 45 banks and 40 credit unions have their headquarters in the area. In total, the Columbus area has more than 1,000 bank and credit union branches, with over 100 banks and 55 credit unions having operations in Columbus or the surrounding area.

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$100 Checking Bonus In Central Ohio
Open a checking account and Telhio will give you $100. Stay with Telhio for 90 days and they'll match that to a local charity. $100 cash bonus when you open a
PNC $400 Checking Bonus With Bears Debit Card
A friend who lives in Chicago told me he just took advantage of PNC's $400 checking bonus.  He opened a new PNC checking account with a Chicago Bears (aka "Da
Nationwide Slashes 5-Year CD Rates
Nationwide has dropped its 5-year CD rate from 1.95% APY (2% for jumbo) to 1.70% APY (1.75% for jumbo).  Reflecting something of an "inversion," I guess, the 4-year CD rate is
Huntington National Bank Extends $200 Checking Bonus
The $200 checking account bonus has been extended through June 30, 2016. For more details on the checking bonus, please refer to this blog post. The bonus is available to
Checking Account Deal
For those that do not have an account at this bank and live in several mid-west states (OH for example). The deal is park $5K in a new checking account