MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO) will host a free consumer financial education event in Brooklyn Park on December 7, 2019. Congressman Dean Phillips (MN 3rd District) will be a special guest at the event to talk about the importance of financial education for the community. In Congress, he serves on the Financial Services Committee and is committed to advancing financial literacy in Minnesota and across the country.
The event is part of FICO's "Score A Better Future" program, which focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers will learn from credit experts the key ingredients that make up the FICO® Score, and the myths and facts about FICO Scores. The FICO Score is used in more than 90 percent of lending decisions (Mercator Advisory Group Analyst Report 2018).
Additionally, non-profit credit counselors from the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties, Luthern Social Services, and Urban League Twin Cities will be at the event to provide one-on-one credit counseling and help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.
Other partners for the event include National Consumers League, National Urban League, Consumer Action, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County, Neighborhood Development Center, and Exodus Lending.
To register for the event or get more information about the Score A Better Future program, visit http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/
Who: FICO and credit counselors from Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties, Luthern Social Services, and and Urban League Twin Cities
What: Score A Better Future is a free community education and financial empowerment program by FICO in partnership with local and national nonprofits.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: North Hennepin Community College, Center for Business and Technology, The Grand Hall (CBT 195)
7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Free parking available
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 195 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at http://www.fico.com.