Lexington, KY - The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) has partnered with Zogo, the gamified financial literacy app, since 2020 to provide engaging, accessible financial education resources within their community. UKFCU membership is not required to use Zogo, and the Zogo app is free to download with no in-app purchases.
Developed by students and scientists at Duke University, the Zogo app offers more than 350 action-based modules in personal finance topics, from opening a bank account to protecting your investments. All modules meet national standards for financial literacy curriculum, and are short enough to be completed on-the-go and fit into virtually any schedule.
UKFCU’s partnership with Zogo allows users to redeem “paw points” earned within the app for rewards including gift cards for popular retailers as well as access to the all-new UKFCU Esports Lounge located at the University of Kentucky. The partnership embodies UKFCU’s commitment to cultivating new technologies and leading their community with innovative resources promoting financial wellness, and users can expect updated content and new features in the latter half of 2021.
“Without financial literacy, it is nearly impossible to achieve true financial freedom, and educating our community in a convenient and secure way is a core value of our credit union,” said David Kennedy, President/CEO. “These are goals that UKFCU, Zogo, members, and students are now coming together and working toward. We are excited to see the next generation becoming more interested in financial literacy, and Zogo has removed any barriers for them to start learning right away at their own pace.”
To learn more about UKFCU’s partnership with Zogo Finance, visit www.ukfcu.org/zogo.
Larky Strengthens its Advisory Board with Appointment of Veteran Community Banking and Payments Expert Doug Leighton
Ann Arbor, Mich., June 25, 2021 — Doug Leighton, a financial industry sales leader with 23+ years of experience at Visa and beyond, has joined the advisory board of Larky. Larky is an innovative fintech company that helps financial institutions connect with account holders at the right time and place.
"Doug's in-depth knowledge of the industry paired with his insight into the future of fintech is a powerful combination that gives him a unique perspective." said Gregg Hammerman, CEO of Larky. "We're excited for him to be a part of our Advisory Board and look forward to continuing to improve on our partnerships with community financial institutions thanks to his expertise."
Doug Leighton has been in the financial industry since 1986. He served a 23+ year tenure at Visa as a sales professional and head of community accounts. During his time with Visa, Doug accumulated deep knowledge and experience in helping community financial institutions succeed.
Doug is excited about advising fintechs that support the segment of community-based financial institutions. This closely aligns with Larky's mission to create better connections between financial institutions and account holders and to support the powerful outcomes of these enhanced relationships.
Doug will help steer Larky on their journey of providing market-leading solutions that connect financial institutions with accountholders in the right moments. Doug can provide actionable advice on making the best value proposition for all involved stakeholders.
I am excited to join Larky’s Advisory Board.” said Leighton. “Larky’s cutting edge technology will support community financial institution increase engagement and transaction. I am look forward to furthering Larky’s goals.”
This partnership is expected to further solidify Larky's position as a leader in engagement technology. Allowing financial institutions to create additional valuable relationships that move the industry forward.
Larky helps community financial institutions connect with their account holders with meaningful and actionable notifications. The Larky nudge code library creates and powers relevant right-place/right-time communications for financial institutions across the United States and Canada.
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