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TISA champions National Numeracy Day

May 15, 2019

TISA, the investing and saving membership organisation, is supporting National Numeracy Day (15th May 2019) and reiterating its call for financial education to be made a staple part of the National Curriculum for primary school children.
Carol Knight, TISA’s Chief Operations Officer said:
“Numbers play a big part in our lives and its great that National Numeracy Day is highlighting the positive aspects and the simple steps that we can take to improve our confidence.

“We know from our association with KickStart Money that teaching primary school age children the basics of money management has the potential to transform the long-term savings behaviour of a generation. That’s why we think it’s vital for financial education to be taught right across the school age spectrum.

“Equipping more young people with the skills to manage their spending and to appreciate the benefits of saving will enhance their confidence in using numbers in everyday life situations, and help to drive up numeracy levels across the UK.”
Further information is available at www.numeracyday.com and at #NationalNumeracyDay
Issued on behalf of TISA by Atlas Partners, for further information please contact:
Clara Rees Jones: telephone: 020 7183 7154 or 07523609413, email: clara.reesjones@atlas-partners.co.uk Email: tisa@atlas-partners.co.uk
Notes for EditorsTISA is a unique, rapidly growing, consumer focused membership organisation. Our ambition is to improve the financial wellbeing of all UK consumers. We work with our members to deliver practical solutions and devise innovative, evidence-based strategic proposals for government, policy makers and regulators that address major consumer issues.
TISA membership is representative of all sectors of the financial services industry. We have over 200-member firms involved in the supply and distribution of savings, investment products and associated services, including the UK’s major investment managers, retail banks, online platforms, insurance companies, pension providers, distributors, building societies, wealth managers, third party administrators, Fintech businesses, financial consultants, financial advisers, industry infrastructure providers and stockbrokers.
Complementing our consumer policy development, TISA has become a major industry delivery organisation for consumer focused, digital industry infrastructure initiatives (TeX/STAR, Digital ID, MiFID II and Open Savings & Investment). This reflects TISA’s commitment to open standards and independent governance.
TISA’s current strategic policy and industry solution developments include making financial guidance more widely available; digitalisation including the development of a Digital ID, developing open standards-based projects that support the growth of Fintech and increase consumer access to financial services while lowering costs for providers; financial education for young people; retirement savings; consumer engagement; the TISA and KPMG Savings Index.
TISA also provides its members with support on a range of operational and technical issues targeted at improving infrastructure and processes, standards of good practice and the interpretation and implementation of new rules and regulations. This work currently includes: MiFID II, CASS, SM&CR and addressing cybercrime.
Website: www.tisa.uk.com