Butterfield offers free financial literacy course – The Royal Gazette

Created: Jul 27, 2022 07:43

Butterfield offers a free course on money management and financial literacy for college and university students between the ages of 18 and 30.

The hour-long Butterfield 101 money management program will be held virtually at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 and will be taught by members of the bank’s retail banking and consumer lending teams.

Butterfield said they will give an introduction to the world of finance, equipping students with the knowledge they need to develop good financial habits.

Participants will learn practical skills, including how to create a budget and how to set financial goals, as well as practical knowledge and advice, including advice on different financial products and the importance of a good credit rating.

To participate, students must be recently enrolled in full-time higher education (undergraduate or postgraduate).

Shawnette Griffin, Head of Retail Banking and Operations for Butterfield in Bermuda, said, “We are delighted to offer the Butterfield 101 financial management program to full-time university and college students.

“Summer vacation provides a great opportunity for them to take stock of their finances and improve their financial literacy before the start of the next academic year, creating good habits to prepare for future financial success.”

At the end of the course, each student will be assigned a Butterfield savings account with online and mobile banking, and will receive a Butterfield Mastercard debit card and a Butterfield Mastercard credit card, with a pre-approved limit of $1,000 .

Free registration online until August 4 at 5 p.m. at www.butterfieldgroup.com/en-bm/banking/personal-banking/butterfield101

Louis R. Hancock