Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops and enterprise experiences pack a BIG punch!

"People want to appear to be living a fancy lifestyle on Instagram.” – Delaying gratification

Money Works - Vikings Sports Foundation, Spencer, 17

UK Gen Z’ers and millennials collectively spend £400m a month imitating Instagram stars. Money Works helps young adults confront their attitudes towards debt.

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"You can come up with your own ways to make money” – Side hustles & starting out

Virtual Money Works - Harrow & Uxbridge College, Keeret, 17

The UK’s youth unemployment rate is nearly triple that of the adult population. Virtual Money Works shows young people how to tap into alternative income streams.

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"I just didn’t really have the skills to deal with it" - managing debt

Money Works - The Big House, Kazia, 21

Care leavers are 60% more likely to experience debt. Money Works helps young care leavers borrow responsibly, manage arrears and avoid problem debt.

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'Small habits cost big'' - Leaving care

TMH Westminster - Christine, 21

Christine, a 21-year-old care experienced student, shares how our youth homelessness prevention scheme helped put her on a path to independence.

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"Now I can prove I know what I’m doing" - Certifiable

Virtual Money House - Matthew, 19, Cuba, 18

31% of UK care leavers have no qualifications. Virtual Money House graduates receive a Level 1 ABC award in Money Management.

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“Now I know where to go for what I need” – Seeking help

Virtual Money Works - Aberdeen City Council, Jason, 24, Renee, 21

Nearly 50% of 16-25 year olds say they do not seek any guidance when making financial decisions. Virtual Money Works helps young people directly confront their money worries.

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"TMH is kind of easing me into it, making me confident" - Becoming Independent

The Money House Greenwich, Emily, 18

The Money House (TMH) helps young people in, or about to move into housing, manage their money and remain independent.

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“It’s given me the confidence to go out and speak to people"

EIB - Go! Youth Trust, Falkirk, Leon, 18 and Angus, 17

Record numbers of young people are starting businesses, yet fewer than 4% go on to create a company that pays a wage or makes a profit. Enterprise-in-a-Box gives young people experience of running their own social enterprise.

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“It highlighted the importance of not just seeing the money in front of you” – Planning ahead

Money Works - Groundwork Warrington, Jamie, 21

69% of young UK adults have financial goals but most don’t have a plan. Money Works helps young people plan for their long-term futures.

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“The thought of living on my own is scary. This changed my attitude to money” – Making Moves.

Money Works - QPR, Jade, 17

Around half of young adults regularly worry about money. This is Money Works - survival money management.

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