ANZ is working to improve financial education through our MoneyMinded programme.
MoneyMinded helps people build financial skills, knowledge and confidence. It aims to give participants some of the financial basics they may have missed out on learning elsewhere by encouraging them to live within their means, increase savings and assets, manage credit and debt, and plan for the future.
ANZ has helped nearly 300,000 people worldwide improve their financial skills through MoneyMinded.
MoneyMinded in New Zealand
We deliver MoneyMinded in partnership with community organisations that people know and trust.
In New Zealand, MoneyMinded is a 10 hour course of four separate workshops covering budgeting, saving and spending, every day banking and planning for the future.
ANZ partners with Solomon Group, an Auckland-based private training establishment that provides education to the unemployed, migrants and the disadvantaged. Solomon Group delivers MoneyMinded within a larger educational programme concerned with building literacy, numeracy, life skills and personal confidence.
Over 1,000 people have completed the MoneyMinded programme in New Zealand and this number is growing.
MoneyMinded Impact Report - April 2015
In 2014, ANZ commissioned the University of Auckland to undertake an evaluation of MoneyMinded in New Zealand. The evaluation was based on a survey of 105 students who completed MoneyMinded through Solomon Group.
The findings of the report are exciting because they show MoneyMinded is making a difference.
82% of participants now report having money set aside for emergencies, and around half are saving a set amount on a regular basis instead of one in five prior to completing MoneyMinded.
Even more encouraging is the anecdotal evidence that MoneyMinded is not only having a positive impact on participant’s financial understanding, but also their confidence, wellbeing and behaviour.
Read the report:
Stories from our MoneyMinded New Zealand participants
Contact the ANZ Corporate Responsibility team for more information on
(09) 252 6563.
MoneyMinded does not directly promote ANZ products and provides unbiased consumer education.
ANZ Financial Knowledge Survey
In 2013 ANZ partnered with New Zealand’s Commission for Financial Capability to deliver the third ANZ Financial Knowledge Survey examining the financial knowledge of adult New Zealanders.
2013 Survey findings
ANZ Guide to Healthy Finances
ANZ is committed to helping New Zealanders improve their level of financial knowledge. The ANZ Guide to Healthy Finances provides a range of easy-to-read tips about getting your personal finances into shape.
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