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TCF Improves Financial Education Program; Helps Adults Strengthen Financial Fitness

Company Release - 8/16/2016 1:30 PM ET

New name, new courses, new action plans and a chance to win a $1,000 TCF Certificate of Deposit

WAYZATA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE:TCB) today announced improvements to its free, online financial education program for adults including a new name, new courses, new action plans, and a chance to win a $1,000 TCF Certificate of Deposit (CD).

The TCF Financial Fitness Program, formerly the TCF Financial Learning Center, features eight new courses, as well as the ability for consumers to create action plans to help them set and achieve their financial goals. New courses include Building Emergency Savings, Considering Home Ownership, Estate Planning, and Retirement 101, among others.

Adults who complete all courses in the TCF Financial Fitness Program by Sept. 30, 2016 have a chance to win a $1,000 TCF CD.

“Our financial education program is having a meaningful impact on the lives of people in the communities we serve,” said Craig R. Dahl, vice chairman and chief executive officer of TCF. “Earlier this year, 94 percent of adults who completed our financial education program told us they now are better prepared to make financial decisions. With new courses and action plans, our goal is to further strengthen the financial knowledge of every adult who participates in the program. We want them to feel more confident about their finances and be able to exercise the knowledge they gain, which is why ‘Financial Fitness’ is the perfect name for our improved program.”

The TCF Financial Fitness Program includes 21 courses:

  • 529 Savings Plan (New)
  • Auto Loans (New)
  • Building Emergency Savings (New)
  • Checking Accounts
  • Considering Home Ownership (New)
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Scores and Reports
  • Estate Planning (New)
  • Financing Higher Education
  • Getting Started With Options (New)
  • Identity Protection
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mortgages
  • Overdraft
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Retirement 101 (New)
  • Savings
  • Taxes
  • When to Collect Social Security (New)

Action Plans
In an effort to support positive changes in consumers’ financial behaviors, the TCF Financial Fitness Program features action plans at the end of 11 courses. Action plans empower adults to set financial goals now or later and send emails to track their progress.

$1,000 TCF CD Giveaway
To celebrate the improved TCF Financial Fitness Program, consumers have a chance to win a $1,000 TCF CD. To enter, register or log in to the program at and complete all courses by Friday, Sept. 30. Entries also are accepted by mail. The winner must qualify for and open a TCF Certificate of Deposit. Limited to residents of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin who are 18-years old or older. No purchase necessary. See official rules.

About TCF Financial Scholars Program
The TCF Financial Scholars Program taught by teachers in high school classrooms remains the same. TCF reached more than 100,000 teens at nearly 1,000 high schools in the bank’s markets, including the Chicago Public Schools and the Minneapolis Public Schools systems. To learn more about all of TCF’s financial education programs, visit

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of June 30, 2016, TCF had $21.1 billion in total assets and 342 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, 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

TCF Financial Corporation
Mark Goldman, 952-475-7050
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Source: TCF Financial Corporation

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