State Farm and US Bank announce strategic alliance

State Farm, America’s largest property and casualty insurance provider, and U.S. Bank, the country’s fifth-largest commercial bank, have announced a strategic alliance whereby U.S. Bank will assume State Farm Bank’s existing deposit and credit card accounts and State Farm agents will have the unique opportunity and tools to introduce U.S. Bank deposit products and co-branded credit cards to State Farm customers. This alliance will benefit State Farm customers, offering them new, easy ways to manage their banking needs.

The alliance is part of a broader strategy by State Farm to exit banking operations. In addition to assuming State Farm Bank’s existing deposit and credit card accounts, the two companies are exploring working together to provide State Farm customers with access to vehicle loans and business banking products.

“State Farm has been committed to helping people for nearly 98 years. U.S. Bank is an outstanding institution that shares our commitment to strong customer relationships,” said State Farm President and CEO Michael Tipsord. “When we combine State Farm’s deep customer relationships with the scale and capabilities of companies like U.S. Bank, we can help significantly more people.”

The transition of deposit and credit card accounts is scheduled to begin after closing, subject to regulatory approval, later this year and into 2021. Current State Farm Bank customers do not need to take any action.

“We are excited about this new alliance with State Farm because it will help us reach more customers in the moments that matter most,” said Andy Cecere, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bank. “It is a terrific opportunity to combine U.S. Bank products, services and digital capabilities with State Farm’s coast-to-coast network of agents. This relationship will provide State Farm customers with enhanced product options while expanding U.S. Bank’s reach into new and existing markets.”

State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the US with nearly 19,000 agents serving approximately 84 million policies and accounts.