The Innovation in Financial Inclusion podcast returns for second series


Listen to series two of the Innovation in Financial Inclusion podcast on Spotify today, or search ‘Innovation in Financial Inclusion Podcast’ wherever you get your podcasts.

As the cost-of-living crisis continues in the UK, improving financial education and boosting financial literacy is more important than ever. What can we realistically expect of financial education? How is it best delivered in schools, communities and places of work?

Join Dr Pål Vik, Senior Research Fellow in Community Finance Solutions at Salford Business School, for series two of the Innovation in Financial Inclusion podcast as he discusses emerging thinking and best practice delivery of financial education with leading experts and practitioners in the field.

  • Episode one is an introduction to financial inclusion. Pål is joined by Professor Brenda J. Cude from the University of Georgia, and Lisa Davis from the Money and Pensions Service to discuss what financial education means, and what we know about its impact so far.
  • Episode two looks at financial education aimed at children and young people. Pål chats to Russell Winnard from Young Enterprise and Leon Ward from MyBnk about the nature of content and delivery of financial education for young people, as well as key considerations which need to be taken into account by educators.
  • Episode three tackles financial education in the workplace, and discusses whether employers could do more to ensure their colleagues are supported with financial struggles or worries. Pål is joined by Jonathan Watts-Lay from WEALTH at work, and Kayleigh Frost from Health Assured.
  • Episode four is focused around financial education in the community, and what more can be done to upskill adults struggling with financial robustness. Kate McQueen from The Money Charity and Matt Dronfield from Toynbee Hall join Pål for the discussion.
  • Episode five, the final episode of series 2, Pål reflects on the learnings from the series, and looks at how financial education in the UK could, and should, look in the future. He is joined by Quentin Nason from City Pay it Forward.

Look out for our ‘best of’ episode dropping soon, and make sure you catch up on series two of the Innovation in Financial Inclusion podcast for the very latest on this important topic.

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Dr Pal Vik