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Lights, Camera… Action at Virgin Money

Virgin Money Lounges… what’s the catch? As the manager of the first ever Virgin Money Lounge this was a question I was asked time and time again. We were a new bank that was introducing a new concept to the high-street, it made perfect sense to us but for those outside the business it was a tricky concept. We were offering …

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It’s Time to Change the Mental Health Stigma

This week – as part of our Heads Together event – our People Director, Matt Elliot, signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to show Virgin Money’s commitment to how we will work to remove the stigma, develop our support and educate on mental health. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness – Time to Change is a mental health anti-stigma campaign which …

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Prince Harry talks Heads Together at Virgin Money

Prince Harry Heads Together

Virgin Money’s Charity of the Year, Heads Together, which is spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, aims to start millions of conversations on mental health, to reduce the stigma and normalise discussions around mental health. We were delighted to welcome Prince Harry to our offices in Gosforth today, after a quick training session in Newcastle, to …

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The Virgin Money Foundation Ripple Fund

The Virgin Money Foundation is delighted to announce the first grants awarded under its new Ripple Fund. Virgin Money Foundation backs people and organisations whose aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage in their communities by investing both the financial and non-financial resources of the Foundation in their work. The first three grants under the Ripple Fund have been awarded, two to …

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Scotcash meets Edinburgh with funding from the Virgin Money Foundation

Scotcash, the award winning Glasgow-based financial exclusion charity, will expand its services to support people in Edinburgh after receiving a grant of £300,000 from the new Virgin Money Foundation Ripple Fund. Virgin Money Foundation backs people and organisations whose aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage in their communities by investing both the financial and non-financial resources of the Foundation in …

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Life savers on the move sponsored by Virgin Money

At Virgin Money we love to contribute to our local communities and have recently collaborated with St John Scotland and Edinburgh Trams on the new initiative to bring public defibrillators to Edinburgh.  Through funds raised by  St John Scotland and further funding provided by local businesses, Edinburgh now has access to these life saving machines. Initially, the defibrillators were to be placed at tram stops …

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Scouts go digital with Virgin Money Giving

We’re delighted to announce that the Scout Association has made Virgin Money Giving its preferred fundraising platform, enabling them to promote their fundraising and receive donations online. The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. They change lives by offering fun and challenging activities and everyday adventure to children up and down the country. Scouting exists to engage and …

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Time To Talk Day

On 2 February 2017, Virgin Money’s Corporate Charity Of The Year Heads Together are supporting “Time to Talk Day”; a day to encourage starting a conversation around mental health. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and in some cases worthless. Staring a conversation about mental health does not need to be difficult or scary and …

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Everyone’s Better Off at Virgin Money

You may have noticed in some of our articles we have been mentioning our company ethos of making “Everyone Better Off” or “EBO” for short. Making everyone better off is what we at Virgin Money aim to achieve – every one of us, every day in the work we do. We believe a bank should be about more than just money; …

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