America Saves Week is an opportunity for individuals to take financial action and save money for emergencies, retirement, and everything in between. America Saves recognizes the important role that banks play in helping families save money and build wealth. That’s why we are recognizing exceptional banks that succeed in promoting savings or other wealth building accounts and have high levels of accounts opened or added to during America Saves Week with our Designation of Savings Excellence. Last year, America Saves recognized 15 Banks and we are excited to recognize even more in 2017.
This year, the Designation committee is especially interested in recognizing banks that help their customers save automatically and use innovative strategies to promote these accounts. To see all of the criteria, see the PDF of the application below.
RECOGNITION OF DESIGNEES
- Recognition on AmericaSaves.org, MilitarySaves.org, and AmericaSavesWeek.org.
- Recognition as a group in a national press release and individually in local releases.
- Designation of Savings Excellence seal for your website.
APPLICATION AND APPLICATION PERIOD
- Click here to view the criteria and PDF application.
- The online application will open on March 6, 2017 and will close on April 3, 2017.
WHO CAN APPLY
Banks (not individual branches) that have signed up to participate in America and or Military Saves Week and that promoted a savings or wealth building account during the week.
America and or Military Saves Week. Whether you promote a savings product or service during just the week or for the entire month of February, we encourage you to submit applications for any and all activities focused around America and or Military Saves Week.
A selection committee comprised of industry and nonprofit leaders will meet in April 2017 to review applications and select the winners.