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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

autism

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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Mental Health in the Workplace Conference

Mental Health Conf

We recently hosted a Mental Health in the Workplace Conference at our Gosforth Office which we ran in partnership with Business In The Community. The event, which was attended by more than 80 delegates from businesses across the North East, saw representatives from Virgin Trains, Greggs, Sage, Ward Hadaway, NHS, Fire Service, Newcastle Airport and Balfour Beatty come together to address the …

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Music, Comedy and Pride in our Haymarket Lounge

Jordan Gray Haymarket Lounge

Our Lounges  love to throw a party, so to celebrate the start of Pride season, the Virgin Money London Haymarket Lounge hosted an evening of music and comedy with star of The Voice, Jordan Gray, with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust. Jordan shot to fame on The Voice last year when she joined team Paloma on the BBC talent show …

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Veterans at Virgin Money

Nick Calder Vets at Virgin

In November 2015, a group of 12 ex-forces Virgin Money colleagues began getting together once a month to offer mutual support to one another in the transition from the Armed Forces into Virgin Money. This small network wanted to do something practical and positive to support others who may be on a similar journey, leading to the now named ‘Veterans …

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