Inquiry into development of Financial Education in Schools - Education committee 30/01/24

MyBnk submits evidence for the inquiry into importance of financial education in schools.

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MyBnk North West on ITV Granada - 23/01/24

Our North West hub's Lead Programme Trainer, Sarah Kirby, recently featured in an interview on ITV Granada where she talks about the importance of financial education for young people since the beginning of the cost of living crisis.

The interview focuses on our Money House programme aimed at 16-25 year olds.

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10 years of financial education expansion

In the UK, which has expanded financial education over the past 10 years, various private organizations, governments, and schools are filling each other's gaps. I have experienced both success and limitations. We visited the UK and heard about the efforts and trials and errors that have been going on

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Helping young people stop the snowball effect of poor financial wellbeing

An article about MyBnk and the financial challenges young people face amidst the cost-of-living crisis, linking to our 2023 festive campaign #StopTheSnowball.

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Sixth formers to be taught how to manage their money in exam shake-up - 14/12/23

Research by MyBnk, the financial education charity, with support from the Centre of Economics and Business Research, found that only two in five young adults in the UK are financially literate.

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Why we’re looking at how to teach financial literacy - 21/11/23

A former schools minister says MPs will investigate ways to ensure that more children are given financial education in both primary and secondary

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MPs launch inquiry into UK financial education - 16/11/23

The UK’s failures in teaching financial education will be the focus of an investigation by MPs, as they increase pressure on the government to strengthen provision in schools.

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Talk money week: experts break down financial jargon, as 46% admit to money issues from misunderstanding financial terms - 10/11/23

Ahead of Talk Money Week, Lowell has teamed up with financial charity MyBnk to encourage Brits to talk openly with young people in their families about money.

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It’s good to talk. Especially about money - 06/11/23

MyBnk research found only 2 in 5 young adults across the UK are deemed financially literate. Further, almost a third of parents and carers don’t talk to their children openly about money, according to MoneyHelper.

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Parents want financial education in schools - 06/11/23

Four out of five adults believe that financial education should be taught in schools but only around one in eight parents said that their child has received it, according to a new study.

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It’s good to talk. Especially about money - 04/11/23

Monday sees the start of this year’s Talk Money week. Launched as an awareness campaign, Talk Money Week is about encouraging people to open up about money, talk about their finances, and thereby improve both their financial wellbeing and their mental health.

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GoHenry champions mandatory financial education to bridge UK’s capability gap - 23/10/23

In a move aimed at bridging the financial capability gap in the UK, GoHenry has initiated a petition aimed at making financial education compulsory.

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'Labour's 'real-world' maths is step in right direction for financial education'- 17/10/23

Labour announces its policy to introduce 'real world' maths in primary schools.

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MyBnk on BBC Radio Solent - 16/10/23

Our Regional Education Officer, Toby Brazier, in conversation with Lou Hannan from BBC Radio Solent about MyBnk's work in the South of England.

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How to help foster a financially resilient UK - 06/10/23

Inflationary pressures and the cost-of-living crisis have thrown the UK’s poor financial resilience into sharp relief.

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How to make money as a teenager: 9 ideas from a money expert- 30/09/23

Nick Smith-Patel, senior quality and training manager at MyBnk, features in this article.

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Roundtable Concurs: Financial Education is an ‘Essential Life Skill’ and Should be Taught in Schools - 20/09/23

MyBnk CEO Leon Ward in a roundtable focused on the benefits of financial education and the current school provisions in Wales – a topic increasingly important during the cost-of-living crisis.

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T-level Finance Students Complete Personal Money Management Course - 20/09/23

Cirencester College talk about their experience with MyBnk.

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Financial Education in Schools - 06/09/23

MyBnk mentioned in a Westminster hall debate regarding financial education in schools.

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Our CEO Leon Ward on BBC's Morning Live - 26/07/23

Our CEO Leon Ward spoke with Justine Jones in South Wales about the importance of financial education from an early age and easy steps you can take to start money conversations at home.

Also great to hear from interactive investor's personal finance teacher of the year Emma Baker (Caldicot Comprehensive School) and Iona Bain, who are doing equally fantastic work improving the financial literacy of young people.

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It's time to listen to the kids - 22/06/23

This article highlights the importance of talking to children about money transparently.

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Financial education charity backed by Quilter reaches 28,000 in first year - 16/06/23

The youth financial education charity MyBnk, which is backed by Quilter, has reached 27,850 young people in the first year of its Financial Freedom campaign.

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Schools aren't teaching how to budget - 05/23

The Times reports on our research with compare the market.

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Research published this week suggests that people who received some financial education are better able to cope with the rising costs - 16/05/23

New research from MyBnk and compare the market published this week suggests that people who received some financial education in school are better able to cope with the rising cost of living and are more resilient if they suffer a sudden drop in income. They are less likely to take out debt with eye-watering interest rates.

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UK young adults struggle with financial literacy, reveals new research - 15/05/23

A new study launched by Compare the Market and MyBnk, in collaboration with the Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr), has revealed that a staggering 59% of young adults in the UK are not financially literate.

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Two-thirds of young Brits enter adulthood ‘financially illiterate’ - 15/05/23

Almost two-thirds (61%) of young people say they do not recall receiving any financial education at secondary school, a shortfall that should be rectified, experts say.

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Majority of young people are ‘financially illiterate’, study reveals - 15/05/23

The majority of young people entering adulthood are ‘financially illiterate’, which could harm their ability to make good financial decisions in later life, new research from Compare the Market and MyBnk has revealed

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MyBnk calls for 30 hours a year of financial education in UK schools - 12/05/23

Print version of the FT article

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MyBnk calls for 30 hours a year of financial education in UK schools - 12/05/23

MyBnk, the financial education charity which led the Money & Pensions Service’s financial workshops for 16 and 17-year-olds, said that 30 hours of financial education each year for 11 to 18-year-olds would significantly boost money management and practical maths skills.

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MyBnk's partnership with Lowell - 04/05/23

Lowell will work with the two charity partners, MyBnk and Turning Lives Around on a number of exciting fundraising activities and initiatives such as a 24-hour relay challenge, a Back2School campaign and employability skills workshops.

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Sunak’s maths curriculum review must include financial education, says expert -17/04/23

Bethan Lloyd suggests investing in teacher training and learning resources, as well as partnering with external organisations like MyBnk, to ensure teachers are suitably equipped.

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Maths till 18 – MyBnk reacts - 17/04/23

Following the Prime Minister's proposed plan to extend maths to age 18, MyBnk CEO Leon Ward joined Vanessa Feltz and Charlie Mullins live on TalkTV to discuss the need for financial education and practical maths skills.

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What more can be done to drive financial awareness and education amongst consumers? -05/04/2023

MyBnk mentioned in this FSCS article.

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Parliamentarians call for Government to improve young people’s financial resilience across the UK during Charity event in Parliament - 29/03/2023

FE news mentions MyBnk.

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Learning about money from a young age is the key to financial success, say experts- 17/03/2023

Naomi Darling, from financial education charity MyBnk, warns that frightening headlines about the economic crisis, along with financial stress at home, can rub off on children.

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Everyday hacks that will save you money, from fixing a leaky loo to bagging an Amazon bargain - 12/03/2023

MyBnk features in list of sources for money management hacks on Metro news.

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Talking to kids about money - 04/03/2023

MyBnk's Financial Freedom committee chair, Louise Hill features in this article on GoodToKnow.

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Building financial stepping stones with Quilter - 07/03/2023

This episode of the Quilter podcast is full of practical advice from Junior Investment Analyst at Quilter, Rhys Owen, and Regional Education Office at MyBnk, Adrian New, who, along with host Jayne Constantinis, discuss the importance of teaching children about money as well as providing some useful insights for how you can do this.

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Support for Care Leavers to manage finances 'not good enough', says MyBnk - 20/02/23

CYPnow talks about MyBnk's findings on financial education for care leavers in the UK.

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Bringing financial education to the North West - 09/02/23

Here's what our trainer Sarah had to say about delivering our financial education programme for 16-18 year olds at Dearne Valley College, Rotherham.

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Bringing financial education to the Midlands - 13/02/23

Our regional manager, Sally in conversation with UnityFM Studio about the impact of the cost of living crisis on young people in the Midlands

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Campaign groups call on Prime Minister to ensure recent pledge to improve maths lessons in schools also embraces personal finance - 09/01/2023

Guy Rigden, chief executive of financial education charity MyBnk, says that alongside topics such as algebra and statistics, pupils need to learn the practical skills to manage their money with confidence.

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Interactive investor comments and collates views from financial education commentators - January 2023

Interactive Investor comments and collates views from financial education commentators including MyBnk regarding Rishi Sunak's speech about Maths till 18.

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Money sense is not for the birds; it needs to start in the classroom - December 2022

The Times mentions MyBnk as one of the capable charities in the field of financial education.

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Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards 2022: winners announced

Guy Ridgen, MyBnk's CEO was a part of the judging panel for the Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards 2022.

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A child’s eye view of the cost of living crisis - November 2022

From saving pocket money to better budgeting and giving to charity, children’s financial habits are changing.

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Care leavers call for more support in managing finances - 24/10/2022

The majority of young people leaving care in the UK want more help managing their finances, according to a new survey.

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Children in Scotland covers the opening of The Money House in Glasgow - August 2022

Children in Scotland magazine reports on the opening of The Money House in Scotland.

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MyBnk targets school kids with financial education campaign -28/06/2022

MyBnk has launched a £3mn campaign to help children better understand finance, with a plan to educate 250,000 school-age children by 2026.

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Isio partners with MyBnk as national charity - 13/06/2022

Professional services firm Isio has launched its first national charity partnership. It will work with MyBnk to deliver financial education for young people across the UK, as they look to develop money-management skills.

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Shortlist announced for The Charity Awards 2022 - 11/05/22

MyBnk shortlisted for the charity awards.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak talks finance at Alverton School - April 2022

Rishi Sunak visited Alverton Community Primary School in Northallerton to witness the award-winning KickStart Money financial education programme in action.

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Rishi visits children at Alverton Primary - 09/04/2022

Primary school children have been getting to grips with crucial lessons about money with the backing of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.

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Rishi Sunak offers money management advice to Northallerton school children - March 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has followed up his Spring Statement with a visit to a Yorkshire primary school in his constituency .

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A Unique Podcast Launches For Kids - 24/03/2022

Financial education charity, MyBnk, has partnered with Global Academy, a school for 14–19-year-olds that prepares students for careers in the media industry, to create a new podcast series on money management for young adults.

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New MyBnk Money Podcast series produced by sixth-form students at Global Academy - 21/03/2022

Financial education charity, MyBnk, has partnered with Global Academy, a school for 14–19-year-olds that prepares students for careers in the media industry, to create a new podcast series on money management for young adults.

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Global Money Week is more important than ever during the cost-of-living crisis, says Quilter’s Stewart Perry - 21/03/22

Stewart Perry, head of responsible business at Quilter, comments on the importance of MyBnk's work during Global Money Week.

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Top tips to teaching your child about money, from setting saving goals to getting prepaid cards - 17/03/2022

iNews recommends MyBnk as a source for teaching children about money.

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Financial superkids: How to teach yours to be brilliant with money - 16/03/2022

In partnership with MyBnk, Compare the Market lists top tips for teaching children about money.

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Millions excluded from financial services because they don’t have a credit history - March 2022

The Independent reports on how financial education gaps mean millions of ‘credit invisibles’ are being frozen out.

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How Business Person of the Year Sarah Mintey is changing education - March 2022

Our trustee Sarah Mintey talks about giving young people purpose and connecting them with career paths that fill them with ambition.

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Berkeley donate another 1m to tackle youth homelessness - The Rooftop - 01/02/22

Berkeley Foundation donates another 1m to The Money House.

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Half of adults need help managing money - LBC - January 2022

Should we be shocked that half of UK adults say they need help managing their money? Our CEO Guy Rigden live on LBC with Claer Barrett and Eddie Mair.

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Interview with Madeleine Marcateus - London Housing Foundation - 11/01/22

London Housing Foundation interviews our Money House project manager.

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Open letter on financial education - Interactive Investor - 13/12/21

MyBnk joins others in calling for compulsory financial education.

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Government urged to extend mandatory financial education -Mail on Sunday - 11/12/21

Jeff Prestridge joined us and others in calls for universal money lessons in UK schools.

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financial education is best served young - Fintech Insider Podcast - 10/12/21

Head of Education Fiona joins an expert panel to talk early intervention financial education.

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Interactive Investor announces winners of personal finance teacher of the year awards - West Wales Chronicle - 08/12/21

West Wales Chronicle covers Interactive Investor's personal finance teacher of the year announcement.

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Making money lessons add up - Education Today - November 2021

Our CEO Guy Rigden in Education Today on how MyBnk & the Youth Financial Capability Group promote financial education across the UK.

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Teaching kids about finance makes them richer - Fintech Times - 28/11/21

A new study by Go-Henry and MyBnk shows teaching children about finance makes them richer and boost the economy.

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The Morning Briefing - Money Marketing - 12/11/2021

Money Marketing reports on Quilter's new partnership with MyBnk.

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News in Brief - Pensions Age - 12/11/2021

Pensions Age reports on Quilter's new partnership with MyBnk.

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The London Homelessness Awards - Inside Housing - 19/10/2021

Inside Housing reflects on the London Homelessness Awards and the winners.

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Youth scheme wins prestigious homelessness award for teaching young people about money - London News Online - 18/10/21

London News Online covers MyBnk's London Homelessness Awards win, focusing on the Greenwich Money House.

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The Quilter Foundations renews partnership with MyBnk - Quilter - 11/11/21

Quilter announces a renewed and expanded 3 year partnership with MyBnk.

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GoHenry launches Money Missions - EdTechnology - 18/10/21

GoHenry launches Money Missions produced alongside MyBnk.

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Children least financially literate are from more deprived areas - QA Magazine - 18/10/21

QA Magazine shares new MyBnk research into deprivation and financial capability.

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Children least financially literate are from more deprived areas, recent charity study shows - IFA Mag - 18/10/21

IFA Magazine shares new MyBnk research into deprivation and financial capability.

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Children most least financially literate are from most deprived areas - FE News - 18/10/21

FE news shares new MyBnk research into deprivation and financial capability.

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Amazing projects win prizes at London Homelessness Awards - Evening Standard - 15/10/21

MyBnk picks up a prestigious award for homelessness prevention in London.

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London Homelessness Awards: 21 years celebrating the organisations battling homelessness in capital - Evening Standard - 14/10/21

Evening Standard counts down to the London Homelessness Award finals, where MyBnk will compete for the win alongside other London homelessness projects.

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Most school leavers don’t understand finances – here’s what’s going wrong in the classroom - INews - 13/10/21

Iona Bain talks about the impact of financial education, including the impact of MyBnk's work.

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The Money House: Putting the U back into USP - The Big Issue - October 2021

Head of Comms Declan Wilkes on our homelessness prevention programme and how we continued to support young people through the pandemic.

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Local MP Caroline Nokes visits Mansbridge Primary - KickStart

Caroline Nokes MP's visit to Mansbridge Primary in her constituency features on the Kickstart website.

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Birchanger runner fundraises for youth debt charity - In Your Area - 01.10.21

MyBnk fundraiser Quentin Downes makes the local press for his marathon efforts!

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Only 34% of parents invest - Fintech Times - 29.09.21

New research from Smart Wallet featuring MyBnk features in The Fintech Times.

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Lily Lapenna: Why Entrepreneurs Are Great Philanthropists Part 1 - Deepak has coffee - 01/09/2021

Deepak Madnani talks to MyBnk founder and former chair Lily Lapenna about her experiences founding the charity.

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Project helping young care leavers shortlisted for London Homelessness Awards - Evening Standard - 02/09/21

In the lead up to the London Homelessness Awards final, Head of Education (Young Adults) Nick Smith-Patel and Training Assistant Tekisha Henry talk about the project and its impact.

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Radio News Hub

MyBnk Head of Education Rebekah Young features on a Radio News Hub bulletin distributed to 300 radio stations to talk back to school technology costs.

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Helping vulnerable people to manage their money - BBC Scotland - 02/08/21

We talk to BBC Radio Scotland about our work supporting the country's vulnerable young people.

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Is a lack of financial education why UK children struggle with money? - GB News - 26/07/21

We join GB News' Alex Phillips and Paul Hawkins to discuss a new HSBC report into the state of pocket money and children's attitudes towards saving, spending, debt, tech and scams.

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Inquiry on primary age financial education - APPG - 06/07/21

A report has been published on the quality and reach of financial education for UK primary school aged pupils. It makes a range of recommendations including that unclaimed assets should be used to ensure every child receives effective and high-quality financial education and a creation of a ‘one-stop-shop’ of information for teachers.
Our submission includes the results of independent assessments into our flagship primary school programmes, Money Twist KS2 Lower and Upper plus virtual and home learning courses.

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150 Parliamentarians blast "abject failing" by successive governments on primary financial education - FE News - 06/07/21

On the launch of a new financial education charity from the founders of KickStart Money, FE News reflects on MyBnk's progress in bringing money lessons to 20,000 primary school programmes, and the work left to do.

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TISA supports new charity founded to target primary school financial education - IFA - 06/07/21

On the launch of a new financial education charity from the founders of KickStart Money, Sue Whitbread reflects on MyBnk's progress in bringing money lessons to 20,000 primary school programmes, and the work left to do.

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1/4 of primary school children worry about money - yourmoney.com - 06/07/21

On the launch of a new financial education charity from the founders of KickStart Money, Joanna Faith reflects on MyBnk's progress in bringing money lessons to 20,000 primary school programmes, and the work left to do.

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Shortlist announced for London homelessness awards - msn - 01/07/2021

MyBnk is shortlisted in the London Homelessness Awards.

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Shortlist announced for London homelesness awards - Independent - 01/07/2021

MyBnk is shortlisted in the London Homelessness Awards.

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London Homelessness Awards shortlist is announced - Evening Standard - 01/07/21

MyBnk is shortlisted in the London Homelessness Awards.

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Communications Team

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin

Claire Quigley

Fundraising and Communications Director

You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. --Dave Ramsey

Beatrice Nicastro

Communications Executive

You're not rich until you have something that money can't buy.

Aditi Pradhan

Communications Assistant

"Is the juice worth the squeeze?"

Reece Whyte

Communications Executive (Creative & Digital)