HOPE Inside location to focus on helping more people take charge of their finances and become stakeholders in the community

Bonita Williams (pictured) brings more than 10 years of experience to her new role as a HOPE Inside counselor at Regions locations in North St. Louis County. (Photo: Business Wire)

April 29, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of a stronger North St. Louis County, Regions Bank and Operation HOPE announced plans for a HOPE Inside location that will provide no-cost financial education and credit and money management counseling to underserved residents in the St. Louis area.

“Regions is committed to providing banking services and community support in North St. Louis County, and we are excited to work with Operation HOPE to provide free, focused, one-on-one financial counseling and empowerment.”

“Helping people and families understand and manage their finances makes our communities stronger,” said Mike Hart, Midwest Area President for Regions Bank. “Regions is committed to providing banking services and community support in North St. Louis County, and we are excited to work with Operation HOPE to provide free, focused, one-on-one financial counseling and empowerment.”

The HOPE Inside location will initially be housed in Regions’ New Halls Ferry branch located at 11920 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. Counseling will be available beginning May 18. The HOPE Inside counseling will later move to a new Regions location that will be built along Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Jennings.

Regions is providing workspace facilities within the branches and other support for HOPE Inside, enabling a certified financial counselor from Operation HOPE to meet with clients during Regions’ regular business hours. Counseling is provided free of charge and is available to the general public.

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John Hope Bryant is the Founder, Chairman and CEO ofOperation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures, an Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass)His newest bestselling book is How The Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett Koehler Publishing).

Bryant is a Member of the
U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index with the Gallup Organization, and co-chair for Project 5117, which is a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.

Bryant is the only bestselling author on economics in the world who is also of African-American descent.

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