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Bank of Fairfield Hosts Credit Seminar

Like it or not, your credit score is one of the keys to achieving financial security. That's why three community banks are hosting a seminar on how to better understand what those FICO scores really mean.

“In today’s economy, consumers need all the information they can get to help them get the credit they need. When you’re applying for credit – whether it’s a credit card, a car loan, a personal loan or a mortgage, lenders want to know your credit risk level,” says Elizabeth Buzzeo, branch manager of The Bank of New Canaan .

The Bank of New Canaan and its sister institutions, The Bank of Fairfield and Stamford First Bank , are hosting a set of seminars to help people understand their credit scores and offer tips on how to improve them. Credit specialist Joseph Strilbyckij, of mortgage credit reporting company Avantus, will lead the presentations. “Understanding and Improving Your Credit Scores” will be presented at each bank location. Sessions are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Bank of Fairfield presentation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2150 Post Road, Fairfield. The Bank of New Canaan’s will be Monday, Oct. 17, at 156 Cherry St., New Canaan. Stamford First Bank will offer the final session on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 612 Bedford St., Stamford. It will be the same presentation at each location, and all start at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour run time.

To reserve your spot for the Stamford First Bank presentation, call (203) 391-5777. For The Bank of Fairfield, call (203) 659-7600. For information on The Bank of New Canaan event, or to make a reservation, contact Buzzeo at (203) 972-3838. All three banks operate under BNC Financial Group .

Buzzeo says, “The better your credit score, the greater the number of financial options you will have.”

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