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NIACE & Pru host seminar on financial education

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education is hosting a joint seminar on financial education for adults with Prudential.

The session, which will be held on 23 February at the Abbey Community Centre in London, will include presentations from the FSA, Basic Skills Agency, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the Personal Finance Education Group.

Some of the issues that will be debated include what the challenges are in setting up adult financial learning, where the teaching resources will come from, how this should be funded and what role financial services providers should provide in educating the wider public.

The event is the brainchild of NIACE prudential research fellow in financial education Howard Gannaway. He says the timing of the event is important given personal debt levels are at record highs.
Prudential head of corporate social responsibility Liza Vizard says it is crucial to encourage dialogue around the issues.

Gannaway says: “With personal debt at record levels and continuing confusion over pensions, the need for financial learning for adults has never been more pressing. This is something that needs a cautious, yet enthusiastic approach and the volume of interest that the event has generated from across the financial world proves how worthwhile this consultation is.”

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