Financial Capability Summit

Every other year, CFFC hosts a financial capability summit, bringing together people from all corners of the financial literacy sector. World-class speakers share the latest research, panelists debate policies and trends, and like-minded people discuss their role in supporting financial capability in New Zealand.

The last summit took place from 2-3 July 2015. The first day was broken into interactive workshops, and the full summit event took place on the second day.

The presentations shared at the CFFC Summit 2015, including research from Professor Elaine Kempson, can be viewed below.

Highlights from the workshops:

Keynote speaker – Elaine Kempson, Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol

Elaine Kempson is a UK-based, internationally-known and respected authority on consumer financial issues. Much of her work looks at the consumer perspective, but she has also undertaken research into financial services provision and advice services for consumers.

At the Financial Capability Summit on Friday 3rd July, Elaine revealed more about her latest work and her thoughts on the most effective ways of helping people build their financial capability in her presentation ‘From Financial Literacy to Financial Capability: more than a semantic change.’ Here Elaine discussed how billions of dollars have been spent on financial literacy programmes, but are they working? What’s the most effective way of helping people change their behaviour?

Download Elaine’s presentation >

Reports and resources Elaine Kempson referenced during her involvement at the Financial Capability Summit 2nd-3rd July 2015:

Toolkit for the evaluation of financial capability programmes in low and middle income countries >
The Impact of High School Financial Education (Brazil schools) >
Evaluation report synthesis >
Meta-analysis of financial education evaluations >