Improving financial capability: learning from the What Works Fund (Opening speech by CEO Charles Counsell)

Opening speech given at the British Library, Knowledge Centre, 23 October 2018 by The Money Advice Service CEO Charles Counsell. Good morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you to an event which represents the culmination of nearly two years’ work by the Money Advice Service and our partners across the sector – many of […]

What the new findings on What Works in financial capability mean for you

In this guest blog, UK Financial Capability Director Sarah Porretta writes about the findings from over 50 What Works funded projects and what they mean for your organisation. This week we’re celebrating the launch of findings from the What Works Fund. This is an exciting juncture, as for the first time, there is a body […]

Financial capability and young workers

Guest blog by Veda Harrison, Public and Consumer Affairs Manager, NatWest. This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and the Government continues to promote apprenticeships as core to its skills strategy in improving the work prospects of young adults. As a member of the MAS Young Adults Steering Group, NatWest’s contribution to this debate has been […]

Where I Live: National Student Money Week 2018

A blog by Ani Bailey, Financial Capability Chair on the NASMA Board and Coordinator for Financial Support at Ravensbourne in North Greenwich. Monday (12 February) saw the start of the eighth annual National Student Money Week (NSMW), run by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA). This year the week is focusing on a […]

Rules of thumb – money guidance that sticks

Sonia Fernandes is a Policy Manager at the Money Advice Service.  Young adults know that good money management is important, particularly as they make the transition from education into the workforce – and financial independence. New research from the Money Advice Service shows that while money is an important part of how young adults feel […]

The power of partnership

Guest blog by Russell Winnard, Head of Programmes and Services at Young Money. Financial education for all children and young people is a crucial part in developing the financial capability of the UK.  The tools, resources, support, training and investment required to realise this cannot be done by any one organisation on their own, and […]

Young Money – a new financial education textbook

Young people aren’t talking about money as much as we’d like, and despite becoming compulsory in secondary schools since 2014 it is estimated only 40% of schools are actually delivering financial education as part of their curriculum. Many teachers are just not confident in teaching financial education as well as the challenges of embedding a […]