On September 18, 2017, the first of three Financial Capabilities Workshops run by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley was held at St. James Baptist Church. The people who gathered listen to John Nimmo, a Foreclosure Counselor at NeighborWorks, and Myles Messier, a relationship banker at Citizens Bank, discuss the importance of credit in everyday life. Credit isn’t just used for buying a home anymore, now landlords, car insurance companies, and even employers look at credit scores for perspective clients and future employees. So the information given in this workshop was vital for anyone who has an uneasy credit history, in the dark about credit itself, or someone who is looking to buy a home now or in the future.
The Lecture On Credit
During the class, Nimmo spoke about general credit information like where credit comes from, how there are three credit bureaus, and the difference between good and bad credit. Messier let everyone know about the types of loans and programs Citizens Bank offer and their process for checking client credit. After the lecture, the two took questions from the audience. The second installment of this workshop series will be on Student Loans at St. James Baptist Church on October 16.
Next Steps For Your Credit
The people who attend this workshop on Credit and Financial Capabilities signed up through the NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley HomeOwnership Compass.
If you would like to attend one of Neighbor Works courses, either in person or online, or if you want to speak to one of our HUD certified counselors for a one-on-one sessions about buying a home, how to better your credit, or foreclosure- Sign-Up Here.
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