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Tandem to launch financial education programme for young people

Sam Monk | 14:41 Thursday 23rd May 2019

Tandem Bank has partnered with social mobility charity Brightside to launch Money Hacks — a dedicated financial education programme — in a local school.

The programme — which aims to teach young people about the ins-and-outs of money — includes everything from budgeting and saving, to sensible borrowing and retail finance, making money, the gig economy and cryptocurrencies.

Both Tandem and Brightside are now looking for a school to run the programme, with the specialist bank intending to offer students the opportunity to intern or explore an apprenticeship at the end of the course.

Ricky Knox, co-founder and CEO at Tandem Bank, said: “In the UK, young people don’t get enough guidance about how to look after their money and too often learn their lessons the hard way. 

“We want to fix this, breaking down the jargon and helping mentees understand how money actually works.”

Anand Shukla, chief executive at Brightside, added: “At Brightside we are always looking for new ways to equip young people with the skills they need to develop and thrive.”

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