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Lounge Easter Opening Times

Please note that there are a couple of changes to our Lounges’ opening times this Easter. London, Eagle Place 30th March, 31st March, 1st April, 2 April: Closed All other Lounges 30th March, 1st April, 2 April: Closed 31st March Operating usual opening times For regular opening times and more Lounge information please refer to our Lounges information page.  

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Supporting Parents and Children in the STEM world

It can often be quite daunting when asked about something you may know very little about. Research shows that this can happen a lot when pupils approach their parents or carers with regards to their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects and future aspirations in STEM related fields.  To support our recent STEM Event, held in our Gosforth …

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STEMtastic Day at Virgin Money

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We held a day of fun and interactive workshops for over 200 young people focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, collectively known as STEM. This was the first event of its kind, which saw us partner with NE1 Can, RTC’s North East STEM Ambassadors Hub and 16 employers to provide young people with an inspiring day of hands-on activities …

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Make £5 Grow is definitely growing

With even more schools and associations taking part, the Make £5 Grow programme keeps on growing!  Now in its sixth year, over 60,000 young people in 800 schools have taken the £5 loan from Virgin Money and set about starting a mini business. Make £5 Grow offers young people great insight into how business works. It helps build skills for …

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Protect yourself from financial fraud

Take Five Fraud

Virgin Money are proud to be joining forces with other UK banks to support Financial Fraud Action UK’s Take Five campaign. This national initiative is designed to educate consumers on how to protect themselves against financial fraud. Awareness sessions Virgin Money are offering a series of awareness sessions for customers and their guests, held in the relaxed setting of Virgin …

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Financial Capability Week

This week is Financial Capability Week (13-19 November), a movement where organisations demonstrate their commitment to improving financial capability and wellbeing. The week is organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK to get more people talking about money. There are 8.3 million adults in the UK living with problem debt, and research by The Money Advice …

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LifeSavers – Financial Education for Primary Schools

Life Savers

LifeSavers is a primary school education programme which is funded by both Virgin Money and the government. It introduces young people to money and helps them develop good money habits around managements and savings. The programme is run by the Just Finance Foundation – a charitable body of the Church of England – who work in partnership with Young Enterprise. Accompanied …

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Our Lounges and Stores are supporting Autism Hour

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Virgin Money has teamed up with leading autism charity, the National Autistic Society, to help launch the UK’s first week-long event, launching 2 October, where shops and services take 60 minutes to provide autistic people with a break from the usual overload of ‘too much information’. We will be taking simple steps to make Stores and Lounges more autism friendly …

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Helping to deliver financial Inclusion

At Virgin Money we are always looking for ways to bring our company ethos, making “Everyone Better Off” or “EBO” , to life and are proud to share some of the work we have been doing around financial inclusion. We have been working with like-minded organisations who support affordable credit, including the Carnegie Trust and their Affordable Credit Action Group. The Carnegie Trust aims …

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Making £5 Grow in Alnwick Gardens

This month Amberley Primary, NCEA Josephine Butler Primary and St Aloysius Primary Federation set up their Make £5 Grow stalls in the beautiful surroundings of Alnwick Gardens. Divided into 13 teams the schools sold hand drawn pictures of Alnwick Castle (which sold out), bird feeders, dog treats, bug houses, plants (which were grown in school), doughnuts, dream-catchers and hand decorated plant …

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