Financial Education

We're committed to financial education

As a society, we are passionate about being able to teach children and young people how to both appreciate and manage money effectively. 

In the past 18 months, we have helped over 10,000 pupils across Wales and the borders through our financial education and careers based activities.

We will continue to support our hard working schools in the delivery of financial education & work with key partners, such as Young Money, Business in the Community, London Institute of Banking & Finance and Careers Wales in order to do so.

Below you’ll find out more about our current financial education programmes. 

 

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An image of Steve Hughes, CEO of Principality Building Society with the winning team from the Principality Savers Challenge

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Current Programmes 

Talk Money Week 

Talk Money Week is an annual event in support of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK, with the aim of getting people talking about money.
We are greatly supportive of Talk Money Week and will continue to be involved each year, by teaching financial education to schools across Wales and the borders.  

Talk Money and Pensions Week 2019 will be held during 18th-22nd November 2019. During this week, our colleagues will be visiting over 30 schools across Wales to deliver financial education sessions based on the story of Goose's Cake Bake. Commissioned by Principality, Laura Wall's Goose's Cake Bake storybook tells the story of a child who organises a bake sale to raise money to buy books, using themes of entrepreneurship, decision making and financial education throughout. 

Talk Money Week 2019

For Talk Money Week we’ve been finding out what primary school children in Wales are saving for.

Principality Savings school

We have partnered with leading Science Discovery Centre Techniquest Glyndŵr to deliver a financial education programme from September – November 2019 to 11 schools across North Wales, Chester and Shrewsbury. 

Business Class

We are proud to be partnered with 5 schools across Wales as part of the Business Class school programme, led by Business in the Community and Careers Wales, along with helping an additional 14 schools. 

The partnerships involve sponsorship for pupils to complete recognised financial qualifications with the London Institute of Banking & Finance, some of which are equivalent to a GCSE qualification. Since 2017, over 1100 pupils have gained qualifications. We also work closely with 3 schools on the Young Money Centre of Excellence in Financial Education programme.

Talk Money Week 

Talk Money Week is an annual event in support of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK, with the aim of getting people talking about money.
We are greatly supportive of Talk Money Week and will continue to be involved each year, by teaching financial education to schools across Wales and the borders. 
Talk Money and Pensions Week 2019 will be held during 18th-22nd November 2019. For more information on how your school can benefit, please use the link below to contact the Responsible Business Team.

Here’s what we did last year ..

Talk Money Week 2018


During Talk Money Week 2018, colleagues from across 35 branches visited primary schools to deliver financial education lessons. 
Commissioned by Principality, Laura Wall’s Goose’s Cake Bake storybook was read to over 41 classes and donated to over 2,000 students – teaching entrepreneurship, decision making and money management skills.

In 2019, Principality were awarded with the Business in the Community – Volunteering Impact award for the impact of colleague volunteering during Talk Money Week 2018.

 
Image showing a student drawing a picture of what they'd like to save for.
Contact the Responsible Business Team

To find out more about our commitment to financial education and how your school can benefit, contact the Responsible Business Team above.

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Learner Earner - Find Out More

Find out more about the Learner Earner savings account, for your little ones.

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Corporate Social Responsibility -Learn More

Learn more about what we're doing in the Corporate Social Responsibility space, including supporting our charity partners.

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