FICO Hosts Free Virtual Financial Education Event for Chicago Consumers

By: via PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO), will host a free financial education online event for Chicago consumers on March 23 to provide attendees with knowledge and tools to gain better insight into their financial health.

FICO Corporate logo.  (PRNewsFoto/FICO)

The event is part of FICO's "Score A Better Future" program, which focuses on helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit and overall financial health. Consumers will learn from credit experts what the key ingredients are that make up the FICO® Score and the myths and facts about FICO Scores, which are used by 90% of top lenders.

"The Score A Better Future virtual event is designed to demystify credit and give consumers the tools to better understand their financial health. Financial education is so important to helping people reach their financial goals and we look forward to bringing this program to Chicago," said Joanne Gaskin, vice president of Scores and Analytics at FICO.

FICO has partnered with Operation HOPE to provide attendees with the opportunity to make appointments for free one-on-one credit coaching from non-profit financial well-being coaches to help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.

Other FICO partners for the event include:

  • Consumer Action
  • National Urban League
  • National Consumers League
  • Diversified Resource Network
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago Foundation for Women
  • YWCA - Metropolitan Chicago
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Chicagoland Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Business Network of Chicago
  • Chatham Business Association
  • Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

To register for the event or get more information about the Score A Better Future program, visit

Who:  FICO and Operation HOPE credit counselors

What: Score A Better Future is a free community education and financial empowerment program by FICO in partnership with local and national nonprofits.

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 12:00-1:15 pm CDT

Where: (Virtual link to webinar provided upon registration)

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 195 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at

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