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FICO to Host Free Online Financial Education Event for Hampton Roads Consumers

November 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT
Congressman Bobby Scott Will Deliver Welcome Remarks at the "Score a Better Future" Event

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO) will host a free online financial education event with national and local nonprofit partners for Hampton Roads consumers, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton, on November 10. Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will provide remarks.

The event is part of FICO's "Score A Better Future" program, which focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers will learn from credit experts what the key ingredients are that make up the FICO® Score, and the myths and facts about FICO Scores, which are used by 90 percent of the top U.S. lenders.

"The first step in reaching your financial goals is getting the right tools to better understand your financial health," said Joanne Gaskin, Vice President of Scores and Analytics at FICO. "The Score A Better Future event will bring invaluable financial literacy education to the residents of the seven cities and beyond. Attendees will walk away quipped with information that can help them to better understand their credit scores and empower them to take charge of their financial future."

FICO has partnered with Operation HOPE to provide attendees with the opportunity to make appointments for free one-on-one credit coaching from non-profit financial well-being coaches to help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.

Other FICO partners for the event include:

  • Consumer Action
  • National Urban League
  • National Consumers League
  • Diversified Resource Network
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Roundtable
  • Norfolk Public Library
  • Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurs
  • Hampton Roads Community Action Program
  • Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • YWCA South Hampton Roads
  • Virginia Union University

To register for the event or get more information about the Score A Better Future program, visit http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/

Who: FICO and Operation HOPE credit counselors

What: Score A Better Future is a free community education and financial empowerment program by FICO in partnership with local and national nonprofits.

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern

Where: http://www.scoreabetterfuture.com/ (Virtual link to webinar provided upon registration)

About FICO 
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 200 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at http://www.fico.com

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Greg Jawski, Porter Novelli for FICO, 1-212-601-8248, Greg.jawski@porternovelli.com