Corporations partner to help offer financial education

Regions Financial & Protective Life are joining forces to open HOPE Insidelocations in Alabama.

HOPE Inside offices will offer free adult financialeducation, individual financial counseling guidance and financial disasterrecovery workshops. {}The services will be available to people in the Birmingham area. {}The first HOPE Insidelocation will be housed in the Regions Bank Five Points South branch.

HOPE Inside offices will feature counselors who will provide guidance on matters dealing with credit, money management andhome ownership. {}Services are free of charge and areavailable to the general public.

HOPE Inside locations exist inside financialinstitutions, stores, supermarkets, and other facilities- cutting out many overhead costs.

Operation HOPE has had a presence inBirmingham since 2011 through its disaster financial recovery servicesdivision, HOPE Coalition America.