NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO), will host a free financial education online event for New Orleans-area residents on October 8 to provide consumers with knowledge and tools to gain better insight into their financial health. Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will be a special guest to discuss the importance of financial education for the community.
"The Urban League is committed to the economic empowerment of underserved communities, which is why we're happy to be a national partner for FICO's Score A Better Future program," said Morial. "I'm personally excited that FICO is bringing the event to New Orleans residents. This will be an important educational opportunity to help consumers take control of their financial future."
FICO's "Score A Better Future" program focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers will learn from credit experts what the key ingredients are that make up the FICO® Score, and the myths and facts about FICO Scores, which are used in more than 90 percent of lending decisions (Mercator Advisory Group Analyst Report 2018).
FICO has partnered with Operation HOPE to provide attendees with the opportunity to make appointments for free one-on-one credit coaching from non-profit financial well-being coaches to help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.
Other FICO partners for the event include:
- National Urban League
- Consumer Action
- National Consumers League
- 100 Black Men of America
- New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
- Southern University at New Orleans
- New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
- Junior League of New Orleans
- Loyola University New Orleans
- St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
- New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
- St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce
- New Orleans Real Estate Brokers Association
- Urban League of Louisiana
To register for the event or get more information about the Score A Better Future program, visit http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/
Who: FICO and Operation HOPE credit counselors
What: Score A Better Future is a free community education and financial empowerment program by FICO in partnership with local and national nonprofits.
When: Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 12:00-1:15 pm CDT
Where: http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/ (Virtual link to webinar provided upon registration)
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.