Kiwibank today announced the extension of its highly successful partnership with Banqer which will provide even more Kiwi with access to quality financial education in schools.
Kiwibank, the largest New Zealand-owned bank, and Banqer, a financial education platform, have been working in partnership since 2016 to empower tamariki for their financial future using Banqer’s engaging and innovative platform in schools.
To date, nearly 290,000 primary school children and nearly 50,000 high school children have completed the Banqer programme and today’s announcement will drive us toward our goal of increasing that number to over 600,000 total by 2026.
Kiwibank Chief Executive, Steve Jurkovich, said the partnership with Banqer was at the heart of Kiwibank’s purpose of making Kiwi better off and the bank’s goal to support all tamariki to have access to quality financially education by 2030.
“We know financial education has longer lasting impact when its relevant to what customers and students are doing at that time - for example when they are starting their first jobs, savings accounts, or learning about tax and earning money for the first time" said Mr Jurkovich.