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.


"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.


"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.


'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.


“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.


"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.


“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.


“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.


“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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