In-Brief

Banco Popular to teach youth about credit, saving

The “Get smart about credit,” “Teach children to save” and “Finances in your hands” events are part of the bank’s financial education initiatives conducted every year to benefit thousands of people in communities, businesses and schools islandwide. The “Get smart about credit,” “Teach children to save” and “Finances in your hands” events are part of the bank’s financial education initiatives conducted every year to benefit thousands of people in communities, businesses and schools islandwide.

In an effort to educate young people about how to establish and make proper use of credit, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, in partnership with the American Bankers’ Association, will sponsor the “Get smart about credit” event this month.

This initiative, which is free for interested schools, will focus on high school juniors and seniors, as well as college students in different schools and universities throughout the island.

The initiative, which has been held for more than 10 years, is part of a national campaign through which employees of American Bankers’ member banks volunteer to offer workshops on topics such as facing financial challenges, how to pay for college, how to learn to protect your identity, and how to achieve the proper credit habits in their personal and professional development.

During this year’s event, the bank will host 120 educational workshops in a single day, on Oct. 9, when it will also mark its 120th anniversary of doing business in Puerto Rico. More than 100 bank employees volunteers will be part of the event.

The “Get smart about credit,” “Teach children to save” and “Finances in your hands” events are part of the bank’s financial education initiatives conducted every year to benefit thousands of people in communities, businesses and schools islandwide. To request a workshop, send an email to fcorrea@bppr.com or call 787-765-9800, ext. 7046.

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