The National Strategy for Financial Capability 2015-2025
New Zealand’s National Strategy for Financial Capability is a practical framework for raising the financial capability of New Zealanders. With over 130 partners and counting, the National Strategy is collectively owned by government, community groups and private sector organisations. Getting Kiwis ahead financially will be due to the success of all of us, working together to have the biggest impact.
Everyone getting ahead financially
The National Strategy has five work streams: to get New Zealanders to talk and learn about money, to plan for the future, to be debt-smart and to save and invest. CFFC’s Financial Capability Summit brings New Zealanders from up and down the country together to share successes and tackle the challenge of building the financial capability of Kiwis at all ages and all stages.
You can learn more about the ways the National Strategy is helping everyone get ahead financially under each of the five pillars.
- Talk – a cultural shift where it’s easy to talk about money
- Learn – effective financial learning throughout life
- Plan – everyone has a current financial plan
- Debt-smart – people make smart use of debt
- Save/Invest – everyone saving and investing
In 2017, a total of 130 organisations supported or contributed to the National Strategy. Read more in our 2017 Snapshot survey.
**If you have contributed to the National Strategy during 2018 please take the 2018 Snapshot survey. Your support helps us to map the work being done all over the country to boost the financial capability of New Zealanders.**
Government Statement on Financial Capability
The National Strategy for Financial Capability (led by CFFC) and the Investor Capability Strategy (led by the Financial Markets Authority) are aligned under the government's 2015 Statement on Financial Capability. Find out more.
You can provide us with further ideas or feedback by emailing National Strategy Programme Manager Michelle Sullivan.