UnidosUS and Experian Launch Partnership to Support Financial Empowerment | Business
WASHINGTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 4, 2021–
UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and civil rights organization, and Experian today announced a new partnership to advance the financial empowerment mission. UnidosUS also launched its LatinX IncluXion Summit today, of which Experian is the plenary sponsor.
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“Experian has been a welcome and creative partner of UnidosUS through its support of our Financial Empowerment Network (FEN),” said Lot Diaz, Vice President, Housing and Financial Empowerment at UnidosUS. “Our program is expanding its reach to provide financial education and mentoring to Latin American families struggling to rebuild their financial lives after major setbacks during the pandemic. We are honored to have Experian’s support in reaching more families at this critical time through FEN. 2021 is an even bigger year for this service, and Experian’s partnership is helping us be present and available in more ways than ever before.
“Credit education, especially delivered in the language, can make a big difference in breaking down cultural misconceptions or fear of what credit is. When used correctly, credit can add value to the lives of consumers. We are proud to work with UnidosUS to serve their members and the Hispanic-Latino community. Financial inclusion empowers everyone with the knowledge and tools that lead to empowerment towards financial health and our partnership is another step in achieving this goal, ”said Wil Lewis, Chief Diversity Officer, equity and inclusion at Experian.
Through this partnership, Experian supports the UnidosUS Financial Empowerment Network, which brings together more than 25 UnidosUS affiliates in 14 communities to provide free, one-on-one, and culturally relevant support to Latin American families. Since July 2019, FEN affiliates have pushed over 1,200 people into financial coaching and helped them create credit and savings, reduce their debts and improve their daily financial habits, which has resulted in the total effect of earning an additional $ 1.72 million in customers. pockets. Experian’s credit education resources such as a consumer education e-book in Spanish and the new monthly # chatdecrédito launched during Hispanic Heritage Month are available to UnidosUS affiliates and all consumers.
Investing in communities is a key pillar of Experian’s corporate social responsibility program. The partnership is part of Experian’s United for Financial Health initiative, which aims to empower and protect vulnerable consumers to improve their financial health through education and action.
UnidosUS, formerly known as NCLR (La Raza National Council), is the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs and an affiliate network of nearly 300 community organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic and political barriers that affect Latinos nationally and locally. levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and who share the desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Experian is the world leader in information services. During life’s greatest moments – from buying a house or a car to sending a kid off to college to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we make it possible consumers and our customers to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals take financial control and access financial services, businesses make smarter decisions and prosper, lenders lend more responsibly, and organizations prevent fraud and identity crime.
We employ 17,800 people in 44 countries and invest every day in new technology, talent and innovation to help all of our clients maximize every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are part of the FTSE 100 index.
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CONTACT: Gabriela Gomez, UnidosUS, [email protected]
Victoria Lim, Experian North America, [email protected]
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