The bank will run this financial education project through Santander Financial Institute (SANFI), with the backing of the University of Cantabria (UC).
The schedule of activities will run from 22 to 28 March, coinciding with European Money Week, under the slogan "Financial education, driver of progress", with the participation of NGO, Santander volunteers, and comedians such as Goyo Giménez.
Finance for Mortals (FxM) has been rated as one of Spain's top financial literacy and inclusion programmes by the Bank of Spain and the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).
Madrid, 18 March 2021 – PRESS RELEASE
From 22 to 28 March, Santander Bank will take part in Global Money Week, a worldwide OECD initiative to raise awareness of the importance of basic financial literacy, and to ensure that, from an early age, young people have the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions throughout their lives.
SANFI has prepared an extensive programme of activities to help do this - under the slogan "Financial education, driver of progress" - as part of Santander's Finance for Mortals programme in Spain, which promotes financial inclusion and culture in society. It is free of charge, with many Santander employees volunteering to help out.
More than 32 virtual sessions on managing your personal finances, savings methods or smart borrowing; a new FxM financial challenge to enable participants to test their financial knowledge; competitions; podcasts and audiovisual training pills by the NGOs Plena Inclusión and Aldeas Infantiles and comedian Goyo Jiménez, make up the broad range of activities on offer from Santander and Finance for Mortals for this event. See the full programme at www.finanzasparamortales.es
Santander Bank supports financial inclusion as part of its responsible banking agenda and through its commitment to several of the UN's SDGs 2030.
The bank plans to financially empower 10 million people worldwide between 2019 and 2025, through three main lines of action: to help unbanked people gain access to basic financial services; to offer specific products and services especially designed for people on low incomes or in financial difficulties; and to promote and develop financial education. These actions benefited 4.9 million people in 2020 alone.
Santander Financial Institute (SANFI) and the UCEIF Foundation
SANFI is a study centre specialising in finance which aims to become an international benchmark in this field. It was created in 2012, through the cooperation agreement between Santander Bank, the University of Cantabria and the University of Cantabria Foundation for Study and Research in the Financial Sector (UCEIF), as a national and international benchmark in the generation and transmission of financial knowledge.