Workshop set for learning about banking Tuesday

Published 12:01 am Saturday, October 14, 2017

NATCHEZ — The City Council Chambers Tuesday will host a free financial capability workshop, at which attendants can learn “all you’ve ever wanted to know about banking but were too afraid to ask.”

Regions Bank and The D&E Borrower Help Center have partnered with the City of Natchez to put on the workshop, called “Bank on It” and part of the FDIC’s Money Smart program.

D&E Center Manager Denise Robinson said the McComb nonprofit’s initials stand for “develop” and “empower,” which is also what the group aims to do with this workshop.

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“Your credit is your credibility,” Robinson said. “Plain and simple.”

Robinson and Regions Bank Community Affairs Manager Charlita Cloman said the workshop aims to bring basic banking knowledge to areas that may lack access to such information.

“Our goal is to educate and empower those underserved communities that are challenged with financial management,” Cloman said.

Part of the curriculum includes learning basic tasks such as opening a checking account and what exactly the requirements are for opening an account, Cloman said.

Robinson and Cloman encouraged anyone with questions about banking, no matter how basic, to attend the workshop and ask away.

“They will have access to people in financial service industries to answer those questions,” Robinson said. “We plan on having a very interactive workshop. Bring a friend!”

The workshop is scheduled from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council Chambers, located at 115 S. Pearl St.

For more information, Robinson can be reached at 601-600-7001, or to register, e-mail