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By Morgan McGinnis
OneWest 

OneWest Launches Personal Finance Empowered A free digital financial education platform

The platform is completely free for anyone to access and does not require any login

 

September 29, 2019

One West Bank

With student loan and credit card debt rising to record highs and a report from Standard & Poor's finding U.S. ranks an uninspiring 14th in overall financial literacy, the platform comes at a time when Americans need financial literacy more than ever.

The need for financial literacy never being higher, OneWest Bank has just unveiled a free education platform to help Americans build their financial confidence.

The bank's "Personal Finance Empowered" platform offers information and training for financial decisions that consumers of all ages face every day. The online platform's content is organized into modules that focus on more than 30 different topic areas including paying for college, mortgage education, fraud awareness, retirement planning and many more. Users can also access customized "playlists" of content that best address the issues/goals they specifically face. Content is available in English and Spanish.

The platform is completely free for anyone to access and does not require any login or personal information to be entered. In addition to this content, OneWest plans to offer workshops based on this curriculum throughout its network of branches across Southern California.

Link to the new platform: https://onewestbank.everfi-next.net

PASADENA, CA - Sept. 24, 2019 - OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California branch network, today announced the launch of Personal Finance Empowered, a digital financial education platform offering free, customized modules for consumers at all life stages.

"As part of our ongoing effort to help our community thrive, we are pleased to launch Personal Finance Empowered, a digital financial education platform that offers training and information for financial decisions that consumers face every day," said Heather Ellison, head of Retail Banking for OneWest Bank.

Personal Finance Empowered modules focus on more than 30 different topic areas including mortgage education, building emergency savings, paying for college and retirement planning. Each area is composed of a variety of three 10-minute modules designed to encourage participants to build financial confidence through a series of interactive activities.

"With modules available at various knowledge levels, and in both English and Spanish, we are aiming to empower a broad range of individuals with the financial agility they need no matter where they are in their financial life cycle," Ellison continued.

In addition to this week's launch of the self-service Personal Finance Empowered platform, OneWest plans to offer workshops based on the curriculum throughout its network of branches across Southern California.

 

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