On April 19, an agreement for participation in the «Multifunctional Centre — Public Reception Offices of Authorities and Organisations» project was signed at the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Region by Center-invest Bank, Southern Federal University and Multifunctional Centre. The bank was the first commercial organisation to join the project.
As part of the agreement, residents of the Rostov region will be able to receive online consultations from state authorities at the Financial Literacy Centre, a joint project of Center-invest Bank and the Southern Federal University. The new project will help to improve the accessibility of advisory services to individuals, including those living in remote areas of the region, and to promote financial literacy among people.
Mrs. Irina Rukavishnikova, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Senator representing the Rostov Region, spoke at the signing ceremony. She stressed the importance of the project in helping people with financial literacy and digital hygiene, reducing the distance between public authorities and residents, and replicating the experience of the Don region as the best practice of legal initiatives in the country.
«With this project, we are expanding our cooperation with our strategic partners, the Multifunctional Centre and the Southern Federal University. We are confident that the advanced experience of Center-invest Bank and Southern Federal University in the development of financial literacy combined with digital technologies will contribute to making people’s lives better and more comfortable and will promote trust and openness between the authorities, business and society,» stressed Mrs. Lidia Simonova, Chairman of the Bank’s Management Board.
The Financial Literacy Centre, a social and educational project of Center-Invest Bank, was established in 2014 to provide free advice to the public. To date, five Financial Literacy Centres are permanently operational in Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Krasnodar, Volgograd and Volgodonsk. In the nine years of operation, more than 1.5 million people have attended financial literacy centres and more than 5,000 volunteers have gained financial literacy skills.