We exist to help people stay on top of their money throughout their lives. We want to make managing your money well a normal part of everyday life. We aim to do this by focusing our work around four main objectives or pillars. They are:
We believe that taking a proactive approach to managing money at an early age is vital to developing good attitudes and behaviours for the future. So we work in schools, with students and with those in non-formal educational settings to help young people build the skills, confidence, attitudes and behaviours to manage their money well now and throughout their lives.
We recognise that for most people, the desire to understand how to make the most of their money probably doesn’t really kick in until they start earning, or need to look after themselves and their family. So we work with a wide variety of organisations to enable us to provide training and information for adults in both workplace and community settings. Our workshops are both practical and motivational – inspiring participants to get on top of their money now and to achieve their goals for the future.
We work with all aspects of the financial services and credit industry. We hope that by working in partnership we can better improve outcomes for consumers, and reach many more adults with our better money management messages.
To complement our direct engagement with young people and adults on money matters, we also engage in policy and research work to keep the profile of financial education and financial capability high. We believe that it is essential that everyone understands the basics of good money management in order to be on top of their money throughout their lives. And so we are doing all we can to remind the Government and the media of this vital life skill.
As part of this we also produce the monthly Money Statistics, the industry-leading overview of the UK’s personal finance landscape.