OneUnited Bank Announces Free Smart Money Summer School Workshops For Improved Financial Literacy

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Boston, MA – May 19, 2014 OneUnited Bank announces a series of free and open-to-the-public consumer finance summer workshops at various bank branches June 14 – August 26, 2014. The workshops will focus on consumer banking issues such as how to build or rebuild credit, credit reports and information about how lenders make credit decisions. The two-hour workshops will be presented by OneUnited Bank managers and are part of OneUnited Bank’s continuing effort to improve financial literacy in urban communities.

“Education and empowerment are core principles at OneUnited Bank and the Smart Money Summer School is part of our ongoing efforts to improve money management. When consumers are informed and knowledgeable – everyone benefits: the bank, the customer and local businesses,” said Teri Williams, President & Chief Operating Officer, OneUnited Bank. “It’s important to note, these workshops are open to anyone. You do not have to be a OneUnited Bank customer to attend,” Williams added.

The workshops will be offered at OneUnited Bank branch locations in Boston, Los Angeles and Miami. For locations, dates and times, please visit

As part of the bank’s financial literacy effort, OneUnited Bank also launched the UNITY Visa Card in January. UNITY Visa, The Comeback Card, is OneUnited’s solution for consumers seeking to build or rebuild credit. Cardholders are automatically enrolled in the How to Rebuild Credit Program. Visit for more information.

About OneUnited Bank

OneUnited Bank (, a Minority Depository Institution (MDI) and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has received the prestigious Bank Enterprise Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury for ten years due to its community development lending. Its mission is to be the premier bank serving urban communities by promoting financial literacy and offering affordable financial services. OneUnited has grown through a combination of organic development and by acquiring community banks that share its mission, including Boston Bank of Commerce in Boston, Massachusetts, Founders National Bank and Family Savings Bank in Los Angeles, California, and Peoples National Bank of Commerce in Miami, Florida. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender

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