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Bankers Help Students Establish a Lifetime of Good Credit Habits


Oct 17 - More than 3,900 bankers in 490 communities around the country will use Get Smart About Credit Day on Oct. 17 to teach more than 148,000 young adults important lessons on building good credit habits that last a lifetime.

Now in its 11th year, the Get Smart About Credit program is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who help teens and young adults learn the how-tos of credit. As part of its commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, ABA added a component this year to help banks engage students on financing their higher education. The program’s other two elements are using credit wisely and protecting your identity.

“Through these three topics of focus, bankers across the country are developing new financial paths for young adults,” said Frank Keating, American Bankers Association president and CEO. “Few teens have access to financial education through their school, which makes banker volunteer efforts and ABA’s Get Smart About Credit Day more important than ever.”

ABA national partners BBVA Compass, Citi, Fifth Third Bank, NBT Bank, U.S. Bank, and Well Fargo along with hundreds of banks nationwide take part in Get Smart About Credit Day to demonstrate bankers’ commitment to financial education. Participating banks are listed on the Get Smart About Credit Participating Bank List.