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Bank on Jacksonville is a program developed by the Duval County Extension Service that provides a Fresh Start workshop that assists consumers that have had financial challenges and situations with getting a handle on managing their money. This is an outstanding opportunity for those Florida residents who want to learn how to start the credit repair process and start building a solid financial foundation.


With the Bank on Jacksonville Fresh Start program, you will learn

  • How to choose the right bank or credit union for your needs
  • How to develop a successful spending and savings plan
  • How to manage your bank account
  • How to manage your financial records

Once you have successfully completed the workshop, you will receive a certificate that you can then take to one of the participating Florida banks and credit unions to open your account. Participating Bank on Jacksonville banks and credit unions include:

Coastline Federal Credit Union
Fifth Third Bank
Jax Federal Credit Union
Regions Bank
Synovus Bank
VyStar Credit Union
Wells Fargo
Wachovia Bank

If you have any outstanding balances at another bank or credit union, you may need to address old account issues and pay any balances due before you will be able to open your new second chance checking account in Florida.

For more information about Fresh Start: Anita McKinney at 904?255?7450 or send her an email at You can also download a pdf file about Bank on Jacksonville here (link will open in a new window)