What Works Fund Learning and Sharing Event – 10 November 2017

A blog by Graham Bukowski, Associate Director at Ipsos Mori – part of the What Works Fund Evaluation Learning Partner (ELP). The ELP includes Ipsos MORI, Ecorys and the Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) at Bristol University. The event epitomised much of what the What Works Fund is about: learning from others, sharing perspectives 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 […]

Talk Learn Do – Improving financial capability for parents and families

This guest blog is from Catherine Owens, a Family Support Practitioner for Action for Children in Wales. Catherine delivers Talk, Learn, Do: Parents, Kids and Money, a Money Advice Service pilot project set up in Wales to explore & evaluate whether integrating financial education into existing parenting programmes improves financial capability for families (parents, carers […]

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 […]

University of Bolton – Are you money savvy?

This edition of the Fincap Week guest blog comes from Hoot Credit Union. When it comes to managing your household budget, saving energy, applying for credit or knowing what your credit score means do you know what you are doing? Around four out of ten adults do not know their current account balance to within […]

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 joe.cockerline@moneyadviceservice.org.uk. 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 joe.cockerline@moneyadviceservice.org.uk. Recent research points to an increasing need to improve the financial capability of the population, but especially that […]

Unbiased – How’s your driving?

This edition our guest blog comes from Unbiased, the UK’s biggest selection of truly independent advisers. The guest blogs during the UK’s first Financial Capability week are to help showcase the great work that numerous organisations are doing to improve the low levels of financial capability across the UK.   To submit a blog on financial capability, […]