NEWARK, N.J., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO), will host a free online financial education event with national and local nonprofit partners for Newark-area consumers on May 20. The event will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to help them better understand their financial health. Senator Bob Menendez will join live to provide opening remarks.
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 what the key ingredients are that make up the FICO® Score, and the myths and facts about FICO Scores, which are used by 90% of the top U.S. lenders.
"I'm pleased to be able to join this special virtual event that that will help the people of New Jersey better understand the impact of credit and FICO Scores to their overall financial health. We all want to build a strong future for ourselves and our families, and credit education is important to understanding how to achieve our financial goals," said Senator Menendez.
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 Association of Women Business Owners
- US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Consumer Action
- National Urban League
- National Consumers League
- Diversified Resource Network
- Greater Newark Habitat for Humanity
- The Newark Public Library
- Newark Downtown District
- DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation
- New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education
- Urban League of Essex County
- The Hudson County Latino Foundation
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, May 20, 2021 from 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern
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.