Schools have helped us open trading at the London Stock Exchange, celebrating the UK flag raiser for Global Money Week, a worldwide campaign to get young people saving and stay out of debt.
Pupils and teachers from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College and Lister Community School, along with members of our Youth Advisory Panel, joined a worldwide alliance of 132 countries and seven million young people to raise awareness of financial education for young people.
MyBnk were also joined by Caroline Rookes, Chief Executive of the Money Advice Service, Dr Robert Barnes, LSEG’s Head of Primary Market Division, Jordon Cox from Money Saving Expert, Jane Rawnsley, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility Prudential Plc, Tegan Helen, the 8-year-old author of Money for Kids, and Wessel van Kampen, Managing Director from co-organisers Children & Youth Finance International.
“Managing money well opens up new opportunities and helps us 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! We have tons of funded workshops available for teachers and youth workers, please get in touch.” Guy Rigden, CEO MyBnk.
“London Stock Exchange Group sits at the heart of the world’s financial community and is delighted to support the launch of Global Money Week, which highlights the importance of financial education for children, society’s future leaders. LSEG‘s own Charitable Foundation has a special focus on supporting young people, working directly with MyBnk and other charities to promote employability skills such as financial awareness and business enterprise.” Dr Robert Barnes, CEO, Turquoise and Head of Primary Markets and UK Buyside, London Stock Exchange Group.
Prudential plc have been supporting MyBnk’s experts to deliver financial education at the Lewisham and Newham schools since 2015.
Funded workshops covering everything from debt and tax to budgeting and student finance are now available to local educators across the capital.