We’re proud, and a little excited, to announce we are a finalists in the British Bank Awards 2018, which celebrate the most customer-centric financial services firms in the UK.
Designed to provide financial education lessons to local schoolchildren, the initiative encourages positive, healthy discussion around saving and spending as well as promote money savvy long-term habits.
The scheme consists of a series of activities and projects designed to teach children the entire savings process – from start to finish – by opening their own ‘branch’ within the school.
Role play, such as encouraging children to understand the role of a cashier, teaches children the mechanics of a savings account in an interactive and fun environment.
The scheme gives students an insight into the job application process by asking them to apply for the ‘cashier’ role and attend an interview. Our branch assistant’s then work together to create an in-depth and interactive training session to equip the children with the skills they need to successfully run their own branch at school. It’s always a pleasure to watch the pupils grow in confidence, work as a team and excel in understanding excellent customer service and money management.