Capital Bank Cuts the Ribbon on HOPE Inside Center Capital Bank in Winston-Salem has become the first branch in the Triad to open an Operation HOPE center on-site. The ribbon cutting was held today at the Hanes Mill branch. The financial services offered by Operation HOPE include workshops and financial literacy courses, as well as access to a certified counselor, to help people improve their credit scores and cope with unexpected expenses. Capital Bank HOPE Inside centers will provide free financial education to anyone in the community, not just bank customers. Individuals, families, and small businesses all are welcome. The locations are a partnership of the Bank with Operation HOPE, which has been helping promote financial literacy and economic empowerment across the U.S. since 1992. Full-time, certified bank counselors will lead monthly on-site introductory workshops, as well as provide one-on-one counseling on how to improve money management skills and create a more secure financial future. Individuals and families can get consumer rights information and coaching on how to improve credit scores, save money and pay off debt, and properly budget money. HOPE counselors can also provide workshops through community groups and employers. Capital Bank believes that the HOPE Inside initiative can be transformational for participants, helping provide the tools for a strong financial foundation that leads to the ultimate goal of becoming a homeowner, starting a business, or living debt free. The first HOPE Inside at a First Tennessee Bank/Capital Bank location opened in November 2014 in Memphis. Since the start of the Bank’s partnership with Operation Hope, more than 10,000 people have benefited from the program.