About the event:

If you are new to the U.S. or Canada, you may be shocked by how important it is to establish credit. Establishing credit typically involves building a record of timely payments on loans, credit card balances, and other debts. Having good credit is essential for not only renting an apartment and buying a home, but also for getting a job and accessing loans in North America.

So, how can newcomers start building credit when they arrive?

Find out in this on-demand webinar! Hear from a panel of financial experts on how to achieve financial security and establish credit as a newcomer in Canada and the U.S.

Also, learn the basics of how to open a bank account, as well as how to choose which account(s) makes the most sense for your financial situation and goals.


Discussion topics:

  • An overview of the banking system in North America
  • Bank account types available to newcomers in the U.S. and Canada
  • How to build credit
  • Credit scores
  • How to obtain a loan in the U.S. and Canada
  • Tips for achieving financial success as a newcomer

Sign up now to watch this on-demand webinar about financial preparedness and credit building for newcomers!


Laura Cummings

Laura Cummings

Director, Financial Health Network

Laura Cummings is a Director at the Financial Health Network, a non-profit working to improve financial health for all.

akinyi ochieng

Akinyi Ochieng

Marketing Lead, Nova Credit

Akinyi Ochieng is a Marketing Lead at Nova Credit, the premier cross-bureau consumer credit bureau, where she leads marketing and community partnerships to help newcomers to the U.S. arrive and thrive.

Sasha Ramani

Sasha Ramani

Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, MPOWER Financing

Sasha Ramani is Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy at MPOWER Financing, a mission-driven financial technology lender to high-promise international students. He is a CFA Charterholder and seasoned management consultant.

The views and opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of World Education Services (WES).