Operation HOPE and Cadence Bank Announces Financial Coaching Offered at No Charge

Operation HOPE and Cadence Bank Announces Financial Coaching Offered at No Charge

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 7, 2023 – Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) and Operation HOPE have joined together to provide a free financial education and counseling program through a new HOPE Inside office in Pensacola, Florida. The HOPE Inside office is part of the bank’s nearly $1.5 million investment to Operation HOPE for financial literacy programs over the next year.

“We’re proud to assist Operation HOPE with its efforts to increase economic inclusion,” said Cadence Bank Chairman and CEO Dan Rollins. “Our company is committed to enhancing financial literacy across our footprint and providing resources that help our communities thrive and our customers build financial success.”

The HOPE inside office, which is located within Cadence Bank’s branch at 4890 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32503, offers financial counseling and information about credit and money management and small business development to residents in Pensacola and surrounding communities. Mark Robinson, a certified financial coach from Operation HOPE, is available to meet with individuals from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Mondays through Fridays. All services are offered to the public at no charge.

“We applaud Cadence Bank for its ongoing partnership with Operation HOPE to expand our best-in-class 'HOPE Inside' work in markets across the country. This commitment will strengthen more communities through financial empowerment,” said John Hope Bryant, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. “By supporting this transformational work, Cadence Bank is helping support underserved communities and providing access to the tools aspirational individuals need to improve their financial wellness.”

HOPE Inside serves adults, youth, disaster survivors and its partners’ employees with financial dignity programming and coaching to equip them with the financial knowledge and tools to create a secure future. Operation HOPE will use the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Money Smart curriculum at the HOPE Inside office as part of its financial education program. Cadence Bank is a longtime supporter of Money Smart and Operation HOPE.

Cadence Bank and Operation HOPE have been partners since 2017 with the launch of its HOPE Inside location in Memphis, Tennessee. The HOPE Inside in-person opening in Pensacola, Florida, is one of three new or revamped locations opening across Cadence Bank’s footprint this year.

For more information on HOPE Inside counseling or workshops, contact Mark Robinson at [email protected].

About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and about 400 branch locations across the South and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low and moderate-income youth and adults across the nation. Through its community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 4 million individuals and directed more than $3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check-cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Operation HOPE recently received its eighth consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability from the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: OperationHOPE.org. Join the conversation on social media at @operationhope.


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