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Financial education for the people and the communities we serve

April 19, 2017
Shane Loper
Shane Loper

Financial Education Programs

One of the core values that guides our company and everything we do is Commitment to Service. As part of that commitment, we regularly participate in financial literacy education programs that help citizens in our communities improve their financial skills. Recently, I had the honor of representing our associates when Hancock and Whitney Bank was recognized as one of the top innovators in financial literacy education in the country.


Shane Loper - Hancock Whitney Bank - Financial education

Hancock and Whitney Chief Operating Officer Shane Loper displays the company’s award for financial education commitment and creativity—especially through Financial Cents—presented by EverFi, Inc., at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City.


Hancock and Whitney Bank Named a Top Innovator in Financial Education

With National Financial Literacy Month in full swing, Hancock and Whitney Bank recently received the Financial Capability Innovation Award at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City. Presented by EverFi, Inc., the nation’s leading education technology organization, the accolade salutes the bank’s ongoing commitment to financial education and its significant efforts to improve Americans’ financial capabilities through distinctive digital learning initiatives.

EverFi selected honorees based on criteria such as the scale and reach of financial education initiatives, the duration of commitment, and unique employee volunteerism activities tied to financial education.

‘Financial Cents’ Brings High-Tech Financial Education to Schools

At no cost to schools or taxpayers, Hancock and Whitney Financial Cents delivers web-based financial education using the latest in simulation and game technologies to make complex financial concepts easier to learn, support classroom teaching and state requirements, and complement associates’ in-class presentations.

Since 2014, our associates have reached more than 32,300 students through our Financial Cents partnership with EverFi. Additionally, for 118-plus years, Hancock and Whitney associates have regularly taught good money management skills to young people and adults through individual volunteerism; school programs reinforcing classroom teaching and state requirements; corporate-wide initiatives such as Financial Cents; first-time homebuyer seminars, and special financial independence programs for local business, recovery, and advocacy organizations. Bank associates also actively participate in national, state, and industry initiatives such as Teach Children to Save and A Banker in Every Classroom.


Financial education classes

Hancock and Whitney bankers regularly demonstrate the company's commitment to financial education by teaching classes in elementary and secondary schools throughout our five-state service area.


In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month in April, Hancock and Whitney Financial Education Month focuses on teaching kindergarten through high school students and adults critical financial skills they need to build more secure financial futures.

Our longstanding commitment to financial education comes from our core values and our belief that good financial habits can open doors to many different opportunities throughout life. Financial Cents is one of the ways we help teach this knowledge to students in over 200 schools in Houston, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Slidell, Covington, Houma, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Mobile, Pensacola, Destin, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay.

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