TCF Improves Financial Education Program; Helps Adults Strengthen Financial Fitness

New name, new courses, new action plans and a chance to win a $1,000
TCF Certificate of Deposit

WAYZATA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE:TCB) today announced improvements to its
free, online financial education program for adults including a new
name, new courses, new action plans, and a chance to win a $1,000 TCF
Certificate of Deposit (CD).

The TCF Financial Fitness Program, formerly the TCF Financial Learning
Center, features eight new courses, as well as the ability for consumers
to create action plans to help them set and achieve their financial
goals. New courses include Building Emergency Savings, Considering Home
Ownership, Estate Planning, and Retirement 101, among others.

Adults who complete all courses in the TCF Financial Fitness Program by
Sept. 30, 2016 have a chance to win a $1,000 TCF CD.

“Our financial education program is having a meaningful impact on the
lives of people in the communities we serve,” said Craig R. Dahl, vice
chairman and chief executive officer of TCF. “Earlier this year, 94
percent of adults who completed our financial education program told us
they now are better prepared to make financial decisions. With new
courses and action plans, our goal is to further strengthen the
financial knowledge of every adult who participates in the program. We
want them to feel more confident about their finances and be able to
exercise the knowledge they gain, which is why ‘Financial Fitness’ is
the perfect name for our improved program.”

The TCF Financial Fitness Program includes 21

  • 529 Savings Plan (New)
  • Auto Loans (New)
  • Building Emergency Savings (New)
  • Checking Accounts
  • Considering Home Ownership (New)
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Scores and Reports
  • Estate Planning (New)
  • Financing Higher Education
  • Getting Started With Options (New)
  • Identity Protection
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mortgages
  • Overdraft
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Retirement 101 (New)
  • Savings
  • Taxes
  • When to Collect Social Security (New)

Action Plans
In an effort to support positive changes in
consumers’ financial behaviors, the TCF Financial Fitness Program
features action plans at the end of 11 courses. Action plans empower
adults to set financial goals now or later and send emails to track
their progress.

$1,000 TCF CD Giveaway
To celebrate the improved TCF
Financial Fitness Program, consumers have a chance to win a $1,000 TCF
CD. To enter, register or log in to the program at
and complete all courses by Friday, Sept. 30. Entries also are accepted
by mail. The winner must qualify for and open a TCF Certificate of
Deposit. Limited to residents of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan,
Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin who are 18-years old or older. No
purchase necessary. See official

About TCF Financial Scholars Program
The TCF Financial
Scholars Program taught by teachers in high school classrooms remains
the same. TCF reached more than 100,000 teens at nearly 1,000 high
schools in the bank’s markets, including the Chicago Public Schools and
the Minneapolis Public Schools systems. To learn more about all of TCF’s
financial education programs, visit

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank
holding company. As of June 30, 2016, TCF had $21.1 billion in total
assets and 342 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan,
Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial
banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts
commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto finance business in all
50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and
Canada. For more information about TCF, visit


TCF Financial Corporation
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