Berkshire Bank Partners with GreenPath Financial Wellness to Provide Financial Counseling and Resources
- September 10, 2018
Pittsfield, MA – September 6, 2018 – Berkshire Bank is excited to announce a partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness to offer its employees, customers and communities with practical resources and tools to improve their financial well-being. The goal of the new partnership is to enhance Berkshire’s ongoing commitment to helping individuals realize their financial goals. Funding for the new collaboration was made possible, in part, by a contribution from Berkshire Bank Foundation.
Berkshire’s new partnership with GreenPath features no-cost access to personal and family budgeting; credit report education, including how to improve your credit score; and counseling on debt repayment, and avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure or repossession. In addition, Berkshire launched a dedicated website and phone line 866-692-2659 to support individuals on their financial journey. GreenPath resources will also be integrated throughout all areas of the bank. The bank also plans to deliver financial education seminars across its markets on topics including: Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults, Identity Theft, and The Psychology of Spending.
“By providing financial wellness services throughout our community, we have the opportunity to empower people to increase their knowledge and change their behaviors which will ultimately improve their overall financial health.” Sharon Ellis, VP – CRA Officer, Berkshire Bank
“Everyone deserves the chance to pursue their dreams. Together with Berkshire Bank, we will guide people to make healthy financial choices that support their goals.” Rick Bialobrzeski, EVP, GreenPath Financial Wellness
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit organization that provides financial counseling, education and products to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. In working directly with individuals, and through partnerships with other organizations, GreenPath aims to remix the American dream so it works for everyone. Headquartered in Michigan, GreenPath has nearly 500 employees and operates about 55 offices in 22 states. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit greenpath.com.
About Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience and distinctive culture. With $11.9 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 115 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more, visit www.berkshirebank.com, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage, the Pan-Mass Challenge and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza.
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