Financial Education

Financial education is at the core of PNC’s culture.

We recognize the many ways that people gain insights about financial well-being and customize our educational materials to meet them in the communities where they live and work.

From the online “Achievement Sessions,” where independent experts share their strategies for achieving financial goals, to products such as Virtual Wallet Student, a checking/savings product built around a money-management calendar, PNC is focused on the financial health and well-being of all of its customers and communities.

In addition, PNC offers a wide range of both proprietary and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation co-branded courses, including Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Raising Money Smart Kids. Furthermore, certain in-person programs are conducted in partnership with local nonprofit organizations to teach first-time homebuyers how to save for, purchase and manage a home and to help those who have fallen out of the banking system to regain entry.

As part of its outreach to civic and business organizations, PNC trains employees to present to community organizations, to run the company’s School Bank Program, and to offer Workplace Banking educational programs to business clients’ employees.

School Bank Program

PNC’s school bank program helps students develop good savings habits and money-management skills that are the basis of being an informed consumer. This hands-on experience allows students to learn the basics of banking, enhance their math skills and learn about careers in banking.
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Foundation Checking

Foundation Checking is a transitional checking account for customers who are just entering or re-entering the banking system. This account has no balance requirements and provides ATM access with lower daily point-of-sale and ATM limits. A key element of Foundation Checking is its financial education component, which teaches the basics of money management. Successful customers can graduate to a standard checking account in six to 18 months.


Participants Across the Country

attended our financial education programs in 2016

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2016 Corporate Social Responsibility

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Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition

High-Performance Franchise

  • Most Admired Companies (superregional banks), Fortune (2017)
  • Fortune 200 company (2016)

Diversity & Inclusion

  • "Best-of-the-Best" Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce/National Business Inclusion Consortium (2016)
  • One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2016)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2016)
  • Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal (2015)
  • Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc (2016)
  • Top 25 U.S. ERG & Diversity Councils, Association of Diversity Councils (2015)
  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & disABLED (2015)

Employer of Choice

  • Great Workplace Award for Employee Engagement, Gallup (2016)
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother (2016)
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning "W" Company, 2020 Women on Boards (2015)
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®, National Business Group on Health® (2015)

Military & Veteran Support

  • Top 100 Military-Friendly Companies, G.I. Jobs (2016)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans (2016)
  • Top 25 Military-Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, National Association for Veteran-Owned Businesses (2016)


  • Community Reinvestment Award, Excellence in Cross-Sector Community & Collaboration Development for PNC’s Grow Up Great Early Education Initiative (2014)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards, Best Commitment to Education (2014)
  • Outstanding CRA Rating


  • Net-Zero Energy Certification (PNC's net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), International Living Future Institute (2016)
  • Game Changer Award for Project Finance Innovation, Canadian Solar Industries Association (2016)
  • Leader in Climate Disclosure, Carbon Disclosure Project (2015)

Important Legal Disclosures & Information

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