JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO) will host a free online financial education event with national and local nonprofit partners for Jacksonville-area consumers on September 15. Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) will provide remarks on the importance of financial education.
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 percent of the top U.S. lenders.
"Financial health is at the heart of every thriving community. I want to thank FICO for bringing this invaluable financial education event to the Jacksonville residents. The attendees will walk away from Score A Better Future with empowering information and tools that can ultimately help them take better charge of their financial wellbeing," said Congressman Lawson.
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.
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 200 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.