BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE: FICO), will host a free consumer financial education event in Birmingham on May 11, 2019. Senator Doug Jones will be a special guest at the event to talk about the importance of financial education and health for the community.
"Financial literacy is crucial to navigating today's complex economy and to the success of our communities here in Alabama. I hope folks take advantage of this opportunity for free financial education, and I look forward to seeing everyone there," said Senator Jones.
The Birmingham 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, credit counselors from Operation HOPE, a non-profit organization providing financial literacy, empowerment and economic education; Gateway, Birmingham's oldest nonprofit in mental health, financial counseling, and foster care services; and Birmingham Urban League, a community based organization dedicated to empowering communities in education, jobs, housing, and health; 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, and the and the Regions Institute for Financial Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Who: FICO and credit counselors from Operation HOPE, Gateway and Birmingham Urban League
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, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central
Where: Collat School of Business - University of Alabama at Birmingham
710 13th Street South
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 190 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.