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United Community Bank Launches Youth Savings Account in celebration of National Teach Children to Save Day

April 26, 2022
GREENVILLE, S.C. – April 26, 2022 – United Community Bank has launched a new youth savings account program, Treasure Chest Savings, for all children ages 12 and under and is proud to celebrate National Teach Children to Save Day on April 28 to encourage youth in their communities to develop good saving habits. 
 
“Learning about finances can make a big difference in your child’s life and future financial success,” said Keri Wise, Head of Retail Sales at United. “We wanted to provide a fun and educational experience for your child to learn about personal finances and the benefits that come with have a strong banking relationship.” 
 
To celebrate National Teach Children to Save Day, which also occurs during Financial Literacy Month, United encourages parents to bring their children to a local branch to open a Treasure Chest Savings account. During your visit, your child will get the opportunity to connect with a banker to learn everything necessary about banking, physically deposit money, receive their banking booklet and get to see their growing balance. 
 
“Financial wellness and economic empowerment are priorities of our organization, and we believe that good financial habits begin early. Teaching our children to save at a young age is an important aspect of building a secure financial foundation,” said Moryah Jackson, VP of Community Development and Engagement. “We want to help prepare them to responsibly handle their finances in the future.”  
 
Treasure Chest Saving accounts can be opened at local United branches with a deposit of $5.00 and once opened, the account can be managed online.  Once your child turns 13, their account will automatically become a Student Savings Account. 
 
During Financial Literacy Month, United has shared tips for saving and investing for customers of all ages and can be found at https://www.ucbi.com/support/learning-center/. For more information regarding the Treasure Chest Savings account, visit https://www.ucbi.com/personal-banking/personal-savings/united-treasure-chest-youth-savings
 
 
 
About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. At March 31, 2022, United had $24.4 billion in assets and 198 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten (10) Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.