Citizens Bank Kicks off National Financial Literacy Month with $1.4 Million in Charitable Contributions

Effort includes 400 Citizens bankers volunteering expertise to local nonprofits with focus on money management skills

PROVIDENCE, R.I--()--Citizens Bank today marked the start of National Financial Literacy Month with $1.4 million in contributions to 80 nonprofits throughout the bank’s footprint and volunteer outreach by more than 400 Citizens colleagues to teach financial literacy in communities.

Through its multi-faceted annual financial education program, Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money, Citizens hopes to improve the financial acumen of more than 260,000 Americans seeking a better understanding of financial topics ranging from the basics of checking accounts to the intricacies of household budgeting and long-term financial planning.

In conjunction with this year’s program, Citizens has also launched a new Financial Fundamentals hub on its website (www.content.citizensbank.com/financialfundamentals) to provide consumers with information on budgeting and saving, home ownership, protecting identity, and more. The bank is also inviting those interested in learning more about money management to join a “Make It Count” challenge on its Facebook page throughout the month of April to learn and share tips about topics such as goal-setting, saving, and managing credit.

“We are helping our customers bank better by improving their financial literacy. Learning how to manage money is the first step individuals can take in achieving their financial goals,” said Barbara Cottam, Head of Corporate Affairs for Citizens Bank. “With Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money, we are providing resources to give our fellow citizens the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be fiscally healthy.”

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program, which addresses four key areas: hunger, economic development, financial education and volunteerism.

For additional information on Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money, visit Citizens’ website.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $149.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance.

Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

Contacts

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Frank Quaratiello, 617-725-5851
frank.quaratiello@citizensbank.com

Contacts

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Frank Quaratiello, 617-725-5851
frank.quaratiello@citizensbank.com