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Reliant Credit Union Launches Personalized Mobile Financial Education Center

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Contact: Emily Chambers
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 800.724.9282 x3397
Email: [email protected]

SODUS, N.Y., March 1, 2021— Reliant Credit Union introduced a new mobile-first financial education platform to help individuals build financial health and confidence. Reliant’s Financial Education Center is made available, free of charge, through the credit union’s relationship with EVERFI, Inc., the leader in financial wellness technology solutions.

Reliant’s Financial Education Center offers English and Spanish content through a robust library of learning topics around important personal financial education concepts including budgeting, investing, homeownership, retirement planning, and more. The interactive financial education platform is designed to provide consumers with the tools and personalized knowledge necessary to make informed, just-in-time financial decisions.

“We’re excited to welcome members and non-members alike to our new Financial Education Center,” said Reliant Credit Union’s President & CEO, Pamela Heald. “Providing members of our community with financial education is crucial to our goal of helping them achieve financial success and ensures they are equipped to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their families.”

A recent EVERFI study found that 78% of adults wish they had more information readily available when making financial decisions1. From opening a credit card to taking out a student loan, buying a home, or saving for retirement, most adults feel unprepared to make large financial decisions without additional information. Through Reliant’s Financial Education Center, users are guided through interactive exercises that allow them to practice making financial decisions most relevant to them in a fail-safe environment. Each topic area offers modules – each three to ten minutes – designed to enable users to apply what they have learned to their personal financial goals. The mobile-first design is available on all Internet-enabled devices so that learners can access it whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.

“Understanding your finances and making sound financial decisions is key to a strong future, but many people don’t know where to turn to get the information they need in a way that is easily digestible and understandable,” said EVERFI Co-Founder and President of Financial Education, Ray Martinez. “This program is a testimony to EVERFI’s commitment to providing financial education to learners of all ages and we commend Reliant Credit Union for making this commitment to educate their consumers, allowing them to take control of their financial health.”

EVERFI is an international technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 41 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2020, EVERFI powers community engagement in a sustained manner to empower individuals and organizations to make an impact within their communities. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, as well as Advance, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI, visit everfi.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Reliant Credit Union, which began locally in 1970, is a $550 million credit union serving more than 40,000 members. Eligibility is available to all who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties. Reliant currently has branches in Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneva, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Macedon, Newark, Sodus, and Webster. A full-service financial institution, Reliant offers a complete range of financial products and services, including mortgages. For information regarding membership or employment, contact the credit union at 800-724-9282 or visit reliantcu.com.

1Source: EVERFI Consumer Financial Education: Experiences and Preferences survey, March 2019

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