BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reliant Bank took part in the inaugural Tennessee Financial Literacy Week during April 8-12, 2019. Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA), promotes financial literacy among all age groups and the need to educate Tennesseans about the importance of personal financial wellness for the state’s future prosperity. Banks from across the state took part to help build and support financially literate citizens.
Reliant Bank partnered with the TBA for this initiative and hosted numerous bank-wide activities to further support financial education.
“Reliant is proud to provide tools that help build essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions,” said Kim York, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer of Reliant Bank. “We consider financial education a key part of our investment and commitment to the communities we serve.”
To support the Teach Kids to Save program, Reliant placed informational materials online and in each branch to give adults ideas on how to teach their children to save. Reliant also hosted a ‘Build your Bill’ coloring contest, inviting children to use their creativity to produce unique versions of U.S. currency. As part of the Teach Kids to Save program initiatives, Reliant also refurbished the “Tiny Town Bank” located within a local YMCA. Reliant added educational elements including posters, placemats and books about saving money, as well as fun and interactive elements for play, including a miniature ATM, a toy teller drawer and even a $100 bill rug to enliven the space and attract awareness.
To strengthen investment knowledge and planning, Reliant Bank Investment Services hosted a Lunch and Learn at Reliant’s Springfield, Tennessee branch. The seminar topic was “Investing for the Life You Deserve” and was presented by Ameriprise representatives, Jeff Fink and Clint Allen. To further support the financial literacy campaign, financial tips were posted on the bank’s digital channels, including email blasts, social media, blogs and the website.
On March 22, Gov. Bill Lee signed a declaration to designate the first full week of April each year as Tennessee Financial Literacy Week.
“Bankers view financial literacy initiatives as a top civic priority, and we’re proud of their efforts to educate their local communities,” said Colin Barrett, president of the Tennessee Bankers Association. “Early introduction and continued exposure to financial education can yield lifelong benefits for every Tennessean.”
For more information about Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, visit TNBankers.org/finlitweek.
About Reliant Bancorp and Reliant Bank
Reliant Bancorp, Inc. is a Brentwood, Tennessee-based bank holding company which, through its wholly owned subsidiary Reliant Bank, operates banking centers in Davidson, Hamilton, Hickman, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Reliant Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a variety of deposit, lending, and mortgage products and services to business and consumer customers. As of March 31, 2019, Reliant Bancorp, Inc. had approximately $1.8 billion in total consolidated assets, approximately $1.3 billion in loans, and approximately $1.5 billion in deposits. For additional information, please visit our website at www.reliantbank.com.