TD Bank opens online financial education portal
01 November 2016 | 2684 views | 0
Source: TD Bank
Investing ten minutes can make a significant impact in building the financial skills adults need to build life-long success, according to TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and leading technology education company Everfi, Inc.
That's why TD has partnered with Everfi to launch the TD Bank Learning Center, an online portal which will offer a variety of digital learning modules that address the financial needs and concerns of adults of all ages.
"We know our customers' tackle different financial challenges throughout their lives, from purchasing a new home or funding the escalating costs of higher education loans to planning for retirement," said Andrea Johnson, head of financial education, TD Bank. "So we created an educational experience to help them achieve their changing financial goals."
The platform offers seven 10-minute modules, in English and Spanish, covering key topics: credit scores and reports, home ownership, identity protection, financial higher education, insurance, mortgages and taxes. The response to the initiative has been overwhelmingly positive.
Teaching financial education in the communities TD serves
"At Centro Campesino, we view technology as a means to improve financial literacy within our community," said John Martinez, Executive Director, Centro Campesino Farmworker Center in South Florida, which recently introduced the platform to its community. "By providing information English and Spanish, TD's Learning Center will help us to bridge the financial literacy gap."
Nonprofit YouthBuild Philly, which helps students across Philadelphia build academic and professional success, also introduced the TD Learning Center at a community event.
"At YouthBuild Philly, we strive to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve stability and success," said Ameen Akbar, Director of Student Life for YouthBuild Philly. "The TD Bank Learning Center is a great resource to help young people understand their financial options and make smart choices that will help them achieve upward mobility." The event was captured in a video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=aQnQVMdkHUg.
Members of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration - the nation's first community development organization -also introduced the TD Learning Center at a community event to help local residents broaden their financial skills.
"Dealing with household finances is not an easy topic for most people," said Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President for programs and organizational developmental, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration. "The platform offers accessible and basic financial topics that are easy to understand for everyone, helping people build financial success."