Financial inclusion

Financial inclusion is about making sure that everyone has the access and skills to be able to use the right financial services for them.

8.5 million people in the UK would struggle immediately if their income were to stop

A financially inclusive society ensures those who are in work are able to manage their wages and those out of work are able to effectively budget their benefits.

We believe that everyone should have equal access to financial services and be supported to develop basic financial skills, enabling them to manage their money, regardless of income, age or circumstance.


What are we doing about it?

The clear link between financial exclusion and issues such as poverty, inequality, and social exclusion means that Good Things Foundation and the Online Centres Network are committed to making a difference in this field.

Our financial inclusion programmes are showing how digital can empower people to build their financial capability.

Working in partnership with the public, private and charity sectors is key to our approach. We’re working with Lloyds Banking Group to support a group of centres within the Online Centres Network to deliver financial inclusion activity, to produce online courses for Learn My Way, and to support Lloyds Digital Champions to play a role in reducing financial and digital exclusion. 

Our network routinely engages people in need of guidance through the Universal Credit and Find a Job systems, while simultaneously providing advice on budgeting skills and dealing with debt through the Money My Way financial management learning programme.

Good Things Foundation and our network of community partners are working towards a vision of full financial inclusion for all, through local support and online learning.


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