London Stock Exchange Group has donated a day’s worth of share trading fees from across their markets to support financial education for young people and other good causes.
Teachers and youth workers in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Enfield can book funded money skills sessions covering everything from debt busting and student finance to tax and enterprise. Over 700 young people will learn how to budget, bank and save.
Marking the occasion during the Money Advice Service’s Financial Capability Week, Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group welcomed Guy Rigden, MyBnk CEO, and other beneficiaries from Unicef UK and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, to open trading on London’s markets. LSEG employees have raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout the year.
Xavier Rolet, CEO, LSEG:
“We are delighted to welcome inspirational charities to London Stock Exchange today to open the market at the start of what we hope will be a buoyant day of trading. MyBnk and all of the other charities the LSEG Foundation supports around the world are an inspiration to us all. Together with our customers and employees, we will continue to raise money and promote their good work for disadvantaged youths.”
Guy Rigden, CEO MyBnk:
“MyBnk are thrilled to be bringing money to life for young people in Waltham Forest thanks to the support of LSEG and its employees. Managing money well opens up new opportunities and helps make informed decisions. When it comes to debt, prevention is always cheaper than the cure and right now, as individuals, we owe £1.45 trillion. Schools, teachers, youth workers, please get in touch.”