Learn

The Learn pillar aims to support effective financial learning throughout life. The National Strategy aims to equip New Zealanders to navigate their way through products, choices, demands and needs across a lifetime.

For more information about Learn and our other pillars, please download the National Strategy document by clicking the image below.

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Sorted in Schools

The CFFC is designing a Sorted in Schools programme to equip today's young people to make wise financial decisions throughout life. The programme is being co-created with schools, Core Education and the Ministry of Education, to make sure the content captivates students, fits with the current curriculum and is used in a consistent way by teachers. As part of the programme, teachers will be offered professional development opportunities that will boost confidence in their own financial capability as well as their ability to teach students about it. Ultimately, Sorted in Schools is about hooking in today’s diverse learners with a programme that will help them make better financial decisions, live the life they want and arrive at retirement in good financial shape.

Click this link to view Kelly Gay talking about financial capability in schools.

Get Savvy on Scams

Get Savvy on Scams is CFFC’s programme to teach New Zealanders how to protect themselves from frauds and scams. With New Zealanders reporting losses of $2.1m as a result of frauds and scams between July – September 2017, we know that scams are on the increase. These fun, interactive workshops help New Zealanders to protect themselves, family members and clients from the latest scams and frauds. Delivered by CFFC’s resident expert, Bronwyn Groot, and promoted by MSD’s Office For Seniors, the workshops also provide advice on how to recognise a set-up and avoid a scam, and what to do if you discover you have been scammed.

Check out CFFC's Tom Hartmann interviewing 'fraud-buster' Bronwyn Groot.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams is CFFC's initiative to help New Zealanders become fraud-fighting superheroes. Designed to help protect kiwis, their families and their money from scammers and fraudsters. When completed, the booklet will be filled with tips and tricks on how individuals can protect themselves from the most common scams currently targeting New Zealanders.

Know Your Rights

In a bid to educate more kiwi consumers, the Commerce Commission has translated their “Know Your rights” information into Te Reo Māori, Tongan, Samoan, Chinese, Korean and Indian. Charged with ensuring that consumers know their rights under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and the Fair Trading Act when borrowing money or buying goods or services, the Commerce Commission’s brochure highlights key rights under each Act.

Check out Commerce Commission video footage.

NBFCCT Communities of Practice

NBFCCT acts as a hub for financial mentors around New Zealand, by maintaining Communities of Practice that enable financial capability and budgeting service providers to collaborate. From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, NBFCCT runs twice-yearly workshops in up to 10 locations around the country. These day-long workshops allow service providers and financial mentors to get together, share experiences and listen to expert speakers – all of which helps build consistency in financial capability and budgeting services across New Zealand. NBFCCT is also developing several Communities of Practice such as Maori and Pacific services, financial mentor practice (one on one mentoring and MoneyMates). These groups will meet addition to the regional meetings.