Press Release: Mauch Chunk Trust Company expands financial education programs available to entire community for free

Contact: Marty McGuire, Marketing Director, 570-325-0508

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (February 23, 2023)-

For several years, Mauch Chunk Trust Company has been offering free financial education programs and materials to teachers and students in Carbon County and the Tamaqua area but is now expanding it to include a new online section for adults in the new MCT Financial Education Center at and clicking “Programs for Adults.”

In MCT’s partnership with Banzai, anyone can now access online financial education lessons right from home, helping them dive into the financial topics they care most about. The interactive courses are fun & free, most are only 2-3 minutes long, and users can save their progress by creating an optional, free login. Dozens of topics are available across many categories like Saving, Insurance, Retirement, Taxes, Life changes, Housing, Borrowing & Credit, Investing, Budgeting, Running a Business, and more.

Patrick Reilly, MCT’s President/CEO said, “Strengthening our communities is a top priority for us all, and MCT is helping by providing trustworthy, easy to understand, financial education programs for everyone in our community to use, all for free. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these short, informative online videos to boost financial IQ, make better money decisions, and improve their situations.”

  • Banzai Courses use real-life scenarios to demonstrate the power of good financial planning for kids, teens and young adults, that teach basic and advanced financial concepts.
  • Banzai Collections group multiple topics into collections like Buying a Home, Taxes, Using Credit Cards, Going to College, Planning for an Emergency, and more.
  • Banzai Coaches are designed to act as a virtual financial expert, guiding you through your unique financial situation.
  • Banzai Articles include straightforward, easy-to-digest articles that cover the most important topics to your financial health.

MCT is a locally owned and managed independent community bank with its main office in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, PA. The bank operates seven full-service community offices in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties as well as a Wealth Management office in Jim Thorpe. MCT was incorporated on August 25, 1902 as the successor institution to the Second National Bank of Mauch Chunk established in 1864 and celebrated its 120th anniversary during August 2022.


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