Money talks but we don’t: 5 reasons to #TalkMoney

A national conversation about money is around the corner. As we approach Talk Money Week, UK Financial Capability Director Sarah Porretta explains why this event has evolved from an annual celebration of financial capability work by organisations, to include a direct focus on helping the consumer get talking. This month we’re working to turn talking […]

Family Fortunes: how we built a money skills programme

As we launch the findings from 65 projects resulting from the What Works Fund, the national director of the Campaign for Learning shares her experience of designing, running and evaluating a financial capability project. A preventative approach to low financial capability in families “Low-income families are under increasing financial pressure, but often don’t seek help until […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finances with feeling – stopping cyclical debt

This edition of the Financial Capability Week Guest Blog comes from Quaker Social Action (QSA) is a small, independent charity working in east London and beyond to tackle poverty. I am talking to a family worker in an east London children’s centre. “I would organise an individual voluntary arrangement or a debt management plan for an […]

Do the math – Let’s make sure we don’t lose adults from the Financial Capability equation

This edition of the Financial Capability week guest blog comes from Paul Foss, Data Analyst at National Numeracy an independent charity helping adults and children across the UK to improve their numeracy. I used to be a teacher. Long hours, low pay. Then I “did the math”. Just the fact that I was doing the […]

Financial education – building resilience beyond the classroom

This edition of our guest blog comes from Alison Pask Managing Director, Financial Capability and Community Outreach at The London Institute of Banking & Finance. To submit a blog on financial capability, please contact [email protected]. This week marks the beginning of “Financial Capability Week” across the UK. Hosted by the Money Advice Service (MAS), the […]

The University of Surrey – Financial Capability for University Students

The University of Surrey’s Student Services will be taking part and promoting Financial Capability Week for its students. As a university we are responsible for ensuring that our students have an excellent experience. Part of this is making sure that we guide and support them with all aspects of non-academic student life, as well as […]

Lloyds Banking Group – The need to improve the financial capability of young people

This guest blog comes from Lloyds Banking Group and focusses on how they’re using their revamped Money for Life program to improve the financial capability of younger people. To submit a blog on financial capability, please contact [email protected]. Recent research points to an increasing need to improve the financial capability of the population, but especially that […]