Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Get Smart About Credit Day

Get Smart About Credit Day 2019: October 17

The Get Smart About Credit program helps bankers provide much-needed credit education to teens and young adults in their communities. The highlight of the program is the annual Get Smart About Credit Day, held the third Thursday of October since 2003. Through this annual event, more than 315,000 young adults have learned real-life credit smarts from 7,660 volunteer bankers. Banks are encouraged to celebrate the entire month of October.

On GSAC Day, bankers visit classrooms around the country and bring credit education to life with interactive lessons on account management, credit reports, identity theft and more. Lessons are fueled by the knowledge and experience of bankers. Bankers understand how a positive payment history can help customers achieve their financial dreams. On the other hand, a poor credit report can close doors – to a mortgage, financing a personal business, even a new job.

Ways to participate: 

  • Visit area schools and make presentations to classrooms
  • Present to local youth groups about credit education
  • Invite community members to hear from speakers

Potential topics:

  • Credit worthiness
  • Cost of credit cards
  • How to read a credit report
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Paying for college
  • Budgeting


Banks who have participated in the past:

Bank of the West, Oklahoma City
First Bank & Trust Company, Billings
First Bank & Trust Company, Covington
First Bank & Trust Company, Perry
Sooner State Bank, Newcastle
Sooner State Bank, Tuttle

Arvest Bank, Bartlesville
Eastman National Bank, Ponca City
First National Bank and Trust Company, Chickasha
IBC Bank, Tulsa
ONB Bank and Trust Company, Tulsa