Wescom Credit Union Brings Financial Education to Southern Californians via New Stops on its Did You Know? Mobile Banking Bus Tour

Credit Union
today announced 12 new Southern California Big
Mobile Branch Tour stops as part of its Did You Know?
financial education campaign, designed to empower consumers with
practical tips and smart money management advice. Each stop—including
marquee stops at the Northridge Mall, all UCLA home football games and
the Phroogal Road to Financial Wellness event—offers complimentary
financial consulting.

The 18-foot-tall Big Blue Mobile Banking unit has already traveled to 15
communities throughout Southern California since its January 2016
launch. The mobile branch is equipped with a cash-dispensing ATM machine
and an 88” flat screen display and interactive monitors. Visitors can
open accounts, manage cashless banking transactions, and better
understand the impact of key financial decisions such as paying for
college or purchasing a car.

“Wescom’s Big Blue mobile banking unit is rooted in providing the
ultimate convenience for our nearly 200,000 members across Southern
California,” said Debbie Shepherd, Director of Member Experiences,
Wescom. “But we did not want to stop there. Our Did You Know?
initiative converts Big Blue into a traveling financial guidance center
to educate and empower people to make the very best financial choices

The tour features a number of marquee stops, including all UCLA football
home games at the Rose Bowl Stadium as part of Wescom’s sponsorship of
UCLA Athletics. An additional event on September 15th at the
Wescom Headquarters in Pasadena will be co-hosted by financial education
startup Phroogal
as part of Phroogal’s 50-city Road
to Financial Wellness

“Knowledge is power but financial knowledge is life changing,” says Jason
, social impact entrepreneur and Phroogal CEO and founder.
“Phroogal and Wescom share a mission to educate and inspire people to
create their dream lives through smart money management. We’re excited
to partner with Wescom and we look forward to helping further break
through taboos and misconceptions about money.”

The Big Blue Mobile Banking tour schedule includes the following events:


Thursday, September 15: Wescom Credit Union HQ

123 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Event will include a presentation from millennial financial
authority and Phroogal CEO and founder Jason Vitug and a giveaway
of his book amazon.ca%2FYou-Only-Live-Once-Purposeful%2Fdp%2F1119267366&esheet=51417363&newsitemid=20160912005136&lan=en-US&anchor=You+Only+Live+Once%3A+The+Roadmap+to+Financial+Wellness+and+a+Purposeful+Life&index=6&md5=c1e8f34d732a18b56e53ecf0bb6fc374″ rel=”nofollow”>You
Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, October 11: Northridge Fashion Center

9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324
Every Tuesday beginning October 11 through January from 10:00 AM –
4:00 PM

Saturday, November 19: Rose Bowl Stadium (UCLA vs. USC

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
Time to be announced

A complete schedule of all tour stops is available online at http://www.wescom.org/events/index.asp.

The Did You Know? campaign is an extension of Wescom’s
support of college athletics. As the Official
Financial Institution of UCLA Athletics
, Wescom has been helping
student-athletes sort out their financial future by providing access to
financial experts and resources to equip them to make smart financial
decisions. Wescom Credit Union also proudly supports UCLA Football home
games with the Wescom
Fan Zone
at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

For more information on Did Your Know?, visit Wescom’s Financial
Education portal at www.wescom.org/DidYouKnow.

About Wescom Credit Union

Since 1934, Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping members
throughout Southern California build better lives. Headquartered in
Pasadena, California, Wescom now has 22 branches providing essential
banking solutions to nearly 200,000 members. Like all credit unions,
Wescom is a nonprofit financial cooperative, and their members are their
owners. This means their excess earnings benefit each one of their
member-owners with such benefits as lower loan rates, higher savings
yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. For
more information, please visit: www.wescom.org.


for Wescom Credit Union
Maggie Habib, 310-916-6934 (direct)