NatWest MoneySense supports young people in learning about money, both in the classroom and at home and we’re proud to support National Numeracy Day.
Young people’s attitudes to money are established by the age of 7 and many young people leave school lacking the financial skills needed to set them up for adult life: only 43% of young people are confident managing their money, 59% of 16-17 year-olds can’t read a payslip and 32% have no experience of putting money into a bank account. (Source: Money Advice Service, Nov 2016).
At NatWest we believe we have a role to play, and it’s our duty to help equip the next generation with the skills and confidence to make good financial decisions throughout their lives.
MoneySense is our free and impartial financial education programme for 5-18 year-olds that has helped more than 5 million young people learn about money over the last 23 years. MoneySense equips and prepares young people for real life by helping them to develop the skills, knowledge, behaviours and confidence needed to manage their own money and prepare them for independent living. Money management is an essential life skill which can have positive outcomes for communities and wider society, as well as the young people themselves.
• NatWest MoneySense is the longest running bank-led financial education programme for young people in the UK. It has been going for over 23 years and has helped more than 5 million young people make sense of money.
• The programme is free and wholly impartial – it does not reference any NatWest products or services. We receive no financial benefit from the programme; we do it because it’s the right thing to do.
• It is accredited by Young Enterprise and has been awarded the Financial Education Quality Mark which is given to education resources that support high quality teaching and learning about money
• MoneySense brings learning to life by taking it out of the classroom and into the home, as well as into environments where money is used every day, like supermarkets and restaurants. This enables parents to become involved in their child’s financial education in a practical way.
• MoneySense uses workshops, educational games, curriculum-linked lessons, videos and interactive quizzes to make learning about money real, relevant and fun.
• A dedicated network of bank-employee MoneySense volunteers support teachers to deliver workshops in local primary and secondary schools.
To register for MoneySense visit https://natwest.mymoneysense.com