NEW YORK, N.Y., (May 12, 2015) – Recognized with the “Innovation in Financial Education Award” presented by Nasdaq and EverFi, BankUnited is better preparing New York-area students for the summer job market and the financial decisions they will soon be making.
According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 25 percent of high school students age 16 and older have jobs.
During the current school year, students at Legacy School For Integrated Studies, the Young Women’s Leadership School, Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts, Urban Assembly School Of Business For Young Women and Central Islip Senior High School have been participating in the BankUnited Financial Scholars Program at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.
“BankUnited’s financial literacy programs reach students at a critical time in their lives, empowering them with essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions as they begin to navigate the complexities of managing credit, paying for college, earning a paycheck, applying for loans and saving for retirement,” said Joe Roberto, president of New York banking operations and senior executive vice president of BankUnited.
Presented in partnership with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., the BankUnited Financial Scholars Program has reached 5,000 students in New York and Florida since 2011. The web-based and teacher-assisted course covers a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, savings and other critical concepts.
BankUnited has six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area.
About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 100 branches in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at March 31, 2014. Ranked third on Forbes Magazine’s list of “Best Banks in America 2015,” and one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.official and on Twitter @BankUnited.
Mary Harris, (305) 817-8117
Savannah Whaley, (954) 776-1999, ext. 225