What we do
There are many financial education resources for children and young people available; few offer age-relevant, engaging content with proven impact at the scale of MyBnk.
With fifteen years’ experience, MyBnk’s knowledge and expertise ensures financial education content and programmes are high quality, backed by evaluation, and proven to make a meaningful difference to young people’s understanding, behaviours and confidence when it comes to money.
MyBnk offers a wide range of Consultation & Collaboration services on a paid basis. These include delivering paid programmes for groups and organisations, regional and international licensing of MyBnk programmes for third-party delivery, bespoke content creation and training and consultancy on programme and trainer development and evaluation.
In the UK, MyBnk works in collaboration with partners to reach more young people outside our Hubs in London, Scotland, the South East, Midlands and North West England. Outside the UK, we train and support organisations to deliver MyBnk programmes under license and provide consultancy and training to work with partners to design and develop their own programmes.
Please read on to see examples of the broad range of exciting Consultation & Collaboration projects and partners we have worked with, both at home and abroad.
What do we offer?
How can we do it?
A tailored package of programmes, training and support, discussed and agreed with you, can include:
Where have we done it
MyBnk provided consultancy and worked in collaboration with the team at GoHenry to create a curriculum framework linked to financial education guidelines and accompanying age-appropriate subject knowledge as part of GoHenry’s development of in-app financial education Money Missions tool.
Kickstart Apprentice Scheme, Work Dosh
As part of the government’s Kickstart Apprentice scheme, MyBnk delivered virtual Work Dosh sessions as part of wider Kickstart Apprentices training schemes at national retailer Dunelm, and Orwell Housing Association. (Link to Work Dosh page).
BMO Global Asset Management
To support young people’s understanding and awareness of Child Trust Funds, and the options open to them when they reach age 18, MyBnk worked together with the team at BMO Global Asset Management on a project to create bespoke educational videos and blog content. In addition, the F&C Investment Trust supported a week-long secondary school roadshow in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The roadshow enabled MyBnk to deliver programmes to a growing number of young people in the Scotland who had never previously benefited from our financial education programmes.
As part of the MAPS Youth Checkpoints project, MyBnk partnered with youth advice site, The Mix, to create new content for The Mix’ money section, including guides, articles and an E-Learning course. (Add link to The Mix site here).
Campus Living Villages, Money Hacks
MyBnk has developed a new financial education programme #MoneyHacks, dedicated to helping 13,000 first year undergraduates, in or at risk of rent arrears, gain vital information and skills through workshops, training schemes and myth busting ‘Student Survival Guides’. The project with Campus Living Village (CLV) will help young people tackle everything from debt, FOMO and the gig economy to loans and living costs. See the full story here.
Building Societies Association
MyBnk’s Evaluation and Impact team examined the effectiveness and scale of the youth financial education efforts of 44 building societies and two credit unions. We also produced a road map to improve provision. See the Executive Summary, here.
Latest project: France
MyBnk trained eight staff from Yes Akademia (formerly Global Potential in France) to deliver our Money Works and Business Battle programmes to vulnerable young people in Senegal. We trained them in the core subject knowledge and delivery methodology of our main out of school financial education and enterprise programmes; Money Works and Business Battle for 11-23 year olds. Hundreds of young people are now benefiting from money lessons and thanks to a license fee, Global Potential are training more of their staff to roll the programmes out to Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Since 2015, they have reached over 200 young people. The local Youth Community in Nianiae has also decided to use the model of Business Battle as a way of generating funds to build a community library.
Sbankiamo, our first international consultancy partner came to London and were trained in all of our financial education programmes, which they then adapted to create tailored “Inspired by MyBnk” workshops. Following the success of pilots they returned for training to extend their offering to include our enterprise programmes. They have reached over 8,000 young people so far.
Staff from the charity Foder and BRSA (Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency) were trained in our debt intervention programme, Money Works, flagship financial education programme Money Twist and pre-university finance workshop, Uni Dosh. Both organisations will work together to adapt the resources for Turkey with an aim of reaching nearly 7,000 young people in 18 months before rolling out across the country.
Latest project – Namibia
The Financial Literacy Initiative, a German funded project within Namibia’s Ministry of Finance, invited MyBnk to deliver adapted Money Twist programmes as part of an evaluated pilot in 2017. They wanted to measure the impact of differing financial education projects, and MyBnk were one of four programmes tested. Over two weeks in spring 2017, Education Director Sharan Jaswal delivered to 160 young people aged 12-14 years old in primary schools.
‘I love the Money Twist program because it was a lot of fun and taught me things I never knew, including how to save money. I also enjoyed singing the songs – thank you for teaching us, we want more!” Lugina, Grade 6, Havana School.
For the first time, MyBnk travelled abroad training staff in an organisation’s host nation. Our Education Director, Sharan Jaswal worked with the Private Education Development Network (PEDN) to create “Inspired by MyBnk” programmes. The training included adapting MyBnk curriculum for a local context, training trainers and delivery of pilot programmes. They have since rolled the programme out to primary and secondary schools in and around the Kampala region, and in two terms reached 1,000 young people across 20 schools.
“MyBnk bought a lot of energy and excitement as Sharan worked with the team to unfolded three great programs. This collaboration was very timely and has bought much creativity and innovation to our program and schools. Our young people (and teachers) are loving to learn with new tools, new ways of doing things especially in a fun and engaging way – very impactful and productive!” Irene Mutumba, Executive Director, PEDN
Prudential PLC approached MyBnk to develop a financial education curriculum for a corporate scholarship scheme in Ghana – delivered by PLAN International and local Prudential staff volunteers. MyBnk liaised with both organisations in creation of the programme, as well as local youth to create content and case studies. The result was ‘My Money’ – a set of three workshops designed to give young people the tools they need to manage their money effectively now and into adult life. 140 young people have been helped so far and Prudential is now looking at adapting the curriculum in other offices internationally, and delivering the programme in Ghana on a yearly basis.
“The MyBnk materials were extensive yet very easy to understand for our team. Both volunteers and student enjoyed it immensely. The fun quizzes and activities in particular really kept them active and competitive. It also brought the concepts home so the students could understand and relate to them. All in all, very very good material and everyone was happy – many many thanks!” Frances Baaba Ofori, Head, Marketing & Communication, Prudential Ghana.
Latest project – Brunei
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD) is Brunei’s largest bank. They sent four trainers to London for six days of intensive training in Money Twist and MyBnk-in-a-Box. They are now running a pilot to three schools in Brunei, reaching 300 people, with a view to rolling the programmes out to all school age children in the country.
Latest project – USA, Lebanon, Vietnam & Guatemala
MyBnk ‘Culture Carriers’ have delivered workshops in refugee camps, schools and youth organisations across the world! We have reached hundreds of young people with our programmes and taster sessions and are looking for partners on the ground to help establish our work there.
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".
"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)
"If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy."
"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]
“Don’t just make money, make a difference”.
"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".