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FinEdLink


Financial abuse against older Americans can take many forms, from illegal debits, to third-party scams and even unauthorized withdrawals by an approved caregiver. With the share of the U.S. population 65 years and over projected to reach 20 percent by 2025, addressing the vulnerability of these-at-risk bank customers is of growing importance.

Safe Banking for Seniors is a bank community outreach program from the ABA Foundation that provides tools and resources to help bankers educate their customers about how to bank more securely. Together, with America's Banks, we pledge to help eliminate the almost $2.9 billion lost by older Americans annually to fraud.

Join us in this endeavor to help protect older Americans by requesting a free banker-led presentation for your seniors through FinEdLink, a component of the ABA Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors program.



Frequently Asked Questions

 

 What is the Safe Banking for Seniors program?

 

The ABA Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors is a bank community outreach program that provides bankers with presentation lessons, activities and other materials to educate their customers about how to bank more securely. Program topics include: Avoiding Scams, Preventing Identity Theft, Choosing a Caregiver, Acting As a Responsible Caregiver.

 

 What is FinEdLink?

 

FinEdLink, a component the of ABA Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors program, seeks to bring banks and senior-focused community organizations or agencies together to help educate older Americans on how to protect themselves from financial abuse and exploitation. Through FinEdLink community organizations or agencies can request a free banker-led Safe Banking for Seniors presentation.

 

 Why should I invite a banker to make a presentation?

 

Bankers are trusted financial experts with an interest in protecting older Americans from exploitation. Bankers have unique knowledge in helping consumers develop the tools and capability they need in order to make better-informed decisions about securing their finances.

 

 Do all banks participate in the Safe Banking for Seniors program?

 

Each year banks across the country register to participate in Safe Banking for Seniors. View the most up-to date Participating Banks List.

 

 How do I request a FinEdLink presentation? Is there a cost?

 

To request a presentation, simply fill out the FinEdLink Presentation Request Form. Your request will be sent to the Safe Banking for Seniors bank participant you selected. The bank employee responsible for the administering the program will contact you in 5-7 business days.

 

 I am unable to find an available bank in my area. What should I do?

 

Don't see a bank in your community? Select “Bank Not Found” on the FinEdLink Presentation Request Form. Your request will be sent to the ABA Foundation and we will contact you within 5-7 business days to discuss other possible presentation options.

 

 What topics will be presented? Can I request more than one topic?

 

​Presentation topics are taken directly from the Safe Banking for Seniors program and include: Identifying and Avoiding Scams, Preventing Identity Theft, Choosing a Financial Caregiver and Acting As a Responsible Caregiver. Yes, you can request that more one topic be presented.

 

 Where will the presentation be held?

 

​Logistics for presentations, including location, will coordinated between you and the banker. Presentations can be held at the facility of the requesting organization, bank branch, public library or other community centers.

 

 What if I still have questions?

 

If you still have questions, please contact ABA Community Engagement Foundation or call 1-800-BANKERS and ask to speak with an ABA Foundation staff member.

​Questions? Contact ABA Community Engagement