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FNB encourages students to ‘get smart about credit’

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012

ROCHELLE – In its effort to teach the local community how to effectively use credit, First National Bank is teaming up with the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s Get Smart About Credit program.

The program, now in its 10th year, is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who help young people develop responsible credit habits. First National Bank’s volunteer bankers will utilize the program’s awareness day – Get Smart About Credit Day – as an opportunity to leave the bank for the classroom.

“The recent housing crisis and soaring college loan debt highlight the critical need for credit education,” said Valerie Fair, a loan officer with First National. “This program is an opportunity for our bank to plug into a national effort to equip students with ways to use credit responsibly.”

For the complete article see the 11-08-2012 issue.

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