MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), ("easyhome" or the "Company"), the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer, announced a partnership with EnRICHed Academy to offer financial education to every Canadian regardless of their background or financial situation.
In the spring of 2014, easyhome began its search for a partner that could create a custom program to help close the gap in financial education. EnRICHed Academy was a natural fit to work with easyhome in developing a program that would help their customers rebuild their credit and fulfill the Company's mission of helping them return to bank rate credit.
This week, the partnership was brought to life as easyhome officially launched the program to its internal staff with the program being made available for free to all Canadians in September. EnRICHed Academy has spent over a decade developing engaging and inspiring financial education programs that help educate people through information to take control of their financial success.
"Our goal is to help our customers by giving them an alternative when banks may not be option and to empower them through a foundation of knowledge to forge the path towards a better financial future," said David Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer of easyhome. "Through our financial education program and our partnership with EnRICHed Academy, we continue to help our customers take control of their financial success with the ultimate goal of helping them return to bank rate products."
In 2013, EnRICHed Academy secured an investment from CBC's Dragons' Den's Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon. Treliving and Croxon joined executives from easyhome to launch the first phase of this unique, nationwide financial education initiative.
"We are pleased that easyhome has partnered with EnRICHed Academy to offer this important program to Canadians across the country. There remains a gap in financial education for many Canadians and this platform, along with easyhome's partnership, will help ensure we are closing that gap and building a strong foundation of financial knowledge amongst all Canadians," said Treliving.
The program, which will include videos on a variety of topics including money myths, credit cards and building wealth, will be available online through easyhome's websites.
easyhome Ltd. is the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer. easyhome Ltd. serves its customers through two key operating divisions, easyhome Leasing and easyfinancial. easyhome Leasing is Canada's largest merchandise leasing Company, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. easyfinancial is a leading provider of consumer loans as an alternative to traditional banks and payday lenders.
easyhome Ltd. is listed on the TSX under the symbol 'EH'. For more information, visit www.easyhome.ca.
EnRICHed Academy recognizes that Everyone Deserves Financial Awareness and we have redefined the effectiveness of financial education by combining solid information, with entertaining, engaging and inspiring interactive learning programs.
Trusted by some of the most notable and innovative organizations in the country, EnRICHed Academy has helped thousands of people learn the fundamental skills required to take control of their financial health. By combining proven money concepts, with innovative technology, and an engaging and entertaining delivery, EnRICHed Academy's online and in-person learning environment provides everyone, from kids to grandparents with the opportunity to take full control of their financial wellbeing.