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Visa Supports Financial Education for Youth

Submitted by: Ethical Performance

Categories: Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 23, 2016 – 09:05 AM EST

 

Originally published in Best Practice Autumn 2016 issue

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Dec. 23 /CSRwire/ - The global payments business partners with Junior Achievement Europe to create innovative e-commerce and personal finance programmes. Tom Idle reports…

The digitisation of our global economy has very quickly transformed how we think about and use money. Paying for goods and services online, spending our salaries in stores with the swipe of a card and transferring cash in virtual environments has made lives easier and the handling of ‘real’ cash a thing of the past.  

Yet the financial literacy and understanding of how money works among young people has not necessarily kept pace with the ever-evolving digital economy – even in the most developed nations. 

Keen to support the education of young people and play a leading role in reversing this trend, the global payments business Visa has stepped into the breach, partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) Europe to find solutions in boosting financial literacy and the employability of young people across Europe. 

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