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!

"I never thought about money in the long term" - Thinking Ahead

Money Works - Vishan, 24,

Money worries are the main reason care leavers feel unsafe after leaving care.

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"It will set you on a better path" - Bouncing back

Money Works - Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

In Dorset, more young people are using mental health services since the pandemic, with money issues a signficant stressor. Money Works helps young adults take control of their money.

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"I need to buy this now, my life will be less complete without it” – Resisting temptation

Virtual Money Works - YMCA Tayside, Robyn, 18, Layla, 17

80% of younger shoppers make impulse purchases online. Money Works helps young adults separate their needs from wants and prioritise spending.

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"It set me on a path" - A teen's journey from bedsits to independence

The Money House, Meeya, 17

Meeya was kicked out of home at age 14. At 16 she was in an emergency bedsit, then she met The Money House.

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"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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