How Leeds United is looking to help young people manage their money

Credit reference agency TransUnion has teamed up with Premier League football club Leeds United to take its education programme – Credit Scores Explained – into schools.

By Ismail Mulla
Sunday, 4th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Credit reference agency TransUnion has teamed up with Premier League football club Leeds United.
Credit reference agency TransUnion has teamed up with Premier League football club Leeds United.

Focusing on being financially fit in preparation for adult life, TransUnion’s #KnowYourScore initiative will launch in Leeds, ahead of a national rollout next year.

Kelli Fielding, managing director of consumer interactive at TransUnion in the UK, said: “Our Credit Scores Explained course will be delivered in secondary schools, in partnership with the Leeds United Foundation.

“Our aim is to give teens the best start to their financial life, helping them learn more about managing money and understanding from an early age the role that their credit report and score can play.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

“This information can help prepare them for their adult lives, whatever path they choose, and is particularly timely, as Covid-19 exacerbates financial stresses.

“Nearly a third, 31 per cent, of teens say their parents talking about money worries is making them think more about finance, according to our survey.”

The course, for young people aged between 13 and 18, will cover specific aspects of managing money and the role credit information plays in day-to-day life, with lessons aligning to financial education frameworks.