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TCF Receives Innovation in Financial Education Award Presented by Nasdaq and EverFi

Company Release - 4/7/2016 1:48 PM ET

During National Financial Literacy Month in April, TCF receives second, consecutive financial education award for providing innovative financial education to teens and adults

WAYZATA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) yesterday was honored with its second, consecutive Innovation in Financial Education Award presented by Nasdaq and EverFi. The award, presented during National Financial Literacy Month, recognizes TCF’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans through its TCF Financial Scholars Program for teens and TCF Financial Learning Center for adults. TCF was one of thirty-five institutions honored with this distinction at a ceremony hosted on Wednesday, April 6 at Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City.

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TCF's executive vice president of consumer banking, Mike Jones, and Geoff Thomas, managing director  ...

TCF's executive vice president of consumer banking, Mike Jones, and Geoff Thomas, managing director of customer segments and alternative channels, accept the 2016 Innovation in Financial Education Award from Nasdaq and EverFi. (Photo: Business Wire)

Honorees were selected based on criteria that included the scale and reach of their financial education initiatives, the duration of their commitment, and unique team member volunteering activities that supplement their programs.

“Helping students and adults develop a foundation of financial understanding and capability is absolutely critical,” said EverFi founder and CEO Tom Davidson. “TCF is tackling this issue head on and taking positive steps to prepare millions of individuals with the critical financial management skills needed to move our country forward.”

“We’re honored to be recognized two consecutive years for our efforts to improve financial education in our communities,” said Michael Jones, executive vice president of consumer banking at TCF Financial Corporation. “Through financial education, we’re empowering consumers to make more informed decisions about their money. We know financially literate teens and adults make smarter financial decisions for themselves, their families and their communities today and in the future.”

TCF is committed to providing teens and adults with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in. TCF partnered with EverFi to bring the TCF Financial Scholars Program to high school students at no cost to schools or taxpayers, and the TCF Financial Learning Center is free online for adults. TCF has reached more than 100,000 consumers and 90,000 students at 700 high schools in three years.

While more states are implementing standards in personal finance, only 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education (CEE). TCF partners with EverFi to implement the TCF Financial Scholars Program in a co-curricular basis, providing students with the opportunity to develop healthy financial attitudes and behaviors in a classroom setting. Data collected from nearly 30,000 students who completed the TCF Financial Scholars Program thus far during the 2015-2016 academic year revealed that students’ financial understanding increased by an average of 77 percent after interacting with the curriculum.

Administered by teachers in a classroom setting, the web-based course offers more than six hours of programming on a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k plans, and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student.

The TCF Financial Learning Center is a free, online financial education program that helps adults manage their money more effectively, make decisions that strengthen their financial future, and gain confidence in their financial knowledge. The program includes nine courses: credit scores and reports, financing higher education, identity protection, insurance and taxes, mobile payments, mortgages, overdraft, payment types and credit cards, and savings and investments.

Learn more about TCF’s financial education programs at

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of December 31, 2015, TCF had $20 billion in total assets and 375 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or

About EverFi
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Learn more at

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