ECCB equips nationals with power house financial knowledge

ZIZ News…February 19, 2010 – The top financial institution in the Federation of St.Kitts – Nevis is offering another series of courses that will ensure that citizens are empowered with the information to better manage their finances.

Another cohort will be given the opportunity to attend the savings and investment course which is being offered by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), beginning next Thursday, February 25 2010.

Speaking to ZIZ News, Sybil Welsh, the Deputy Director of the Corporate Relations Department at the ECCB, says their general mandate is to support regional citizens to meet and surmount challenges and forge successfully ahead.

In a brief course outline she said, “We will be teaching them how to understand financial instruments and how to go about investing in a very sound and informed manner. It’s all about ensuring that the citizens have the framework in which to really take advantage of financial opportunities and create a better life for them and their families.”

Mrs. Welsh says the curriculum spans lectures pertaining to budgeting; a skill she termed ‘understanding one’s money’ style. She added that another important aspect of the training is risk management. The Deputy Director says the stakeholders of the course will leave with a better understanding of financial instruments: bonds, stocks and treasury bills.

Registration ends next Wednesday, February 24 2010. Interested persons are asked to consult with the University of the West Indies Open Campus at 465-2190.

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