Hillsboro, OH – (April 29, 2021) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution which provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio and the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations, is celebrating Financial Literacy Month.
Financial Literacy Month takes on new meaning this year as millions of Americans struggle to cope with the financial impacts of the pandemic. In 2020, 40% of American consumers had trouble paying at least one bill or expense, underscoring the importance of having a solid financial education to navigate these challenging times.
At NCB, we are committed to creating a more equitable financial future for all. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, the wealth gap between America’s richest and poorest families more than doubled from 1989 to 2016. Access to robust financial education can be a catalyst for positive change. NCB is proud to offer customers and their family’s access to our free, online financial wellness program.
Highlights of the program include:
- Short, interactive digital lessons on critical financial topics, ranging from building emergency savings to home ownership
- Mobile-first design so you can learn anytime, anywhere
- Available in English and Spanish
As we celebrate Financial Literacy Month, NCB is proud to continue to offer customers this benefit. We hope that these digital resources will help customers establish and achieve their financial goals.