2019 was a year of big change in financial wellbeing. It is now widely recognised that there is a close relationship between mental & financial wellbeing and our financial health is now seen by many employers as an integral element in a holistic wellbeing programme.
This year we were privileged to start partnerships with some of the UK’s best-known brands including Aldi, Wagamama, and numerous NHS trusts. They share our passion for prioritising the wellbeing of their people and we’re looking forward to working with them over the coming years to improve the financial health of their employees.
The problem we’re tackling is real – 36% of UK employees are worrying about money and the stress they face is having a negative impact on mental health, relationships and performance at work.
There is still a lot more work to be done in order for us to create a society where people feel financially healthy and happy and we’re excited for the journey ahead over the coming year.
How much do you know about financial wellbeing?
In order to help you get to grips with financial wellbeing, we have collated some highlights from the research we have conducted in 2019.
Financial wellbeing: the deep dive
Our long-reads and webinars give you an in-depth understanding of financial wellbeing and a foundation from which to start building a business case and deliver a financial wellbeing programme in your organisation.
The second annual survey of UK employees from across the UK. A must for anyone who is interested in financial wellbeing and wants to uncover how to deliver real and measurable outcomes for their organisation.
The five myths of financial wellbeing dispels some of the common reasons that hold employers back from viewing financial wellbeing as a priority. It will give you the knowledge and tools to start building your business case for implementing financial wellbeing in your organisation.
This toolkit produced in conjunction with Business in the Community will provide practical steps to champion culture change and offer the right benefits to remove barriers. It also provides some real-life examples of employers taking an inclusive approach to employee benefits.
Our quick-reads are ideal for anyone who is short for time and wants to get a flavour of the impact of poor financial wellbeing on employees.
- The relationship between saving and financial wellbeing
- Brits struggle with little disposable income
- Absenteeism: Mental & financial wellbeing
- Revealed: The most financially stressed cities in the UK
Forging real stories of hope
This year, our financial wellbeing benefits helped create thousands of personal financial wellbeing success stories.
- Jordan took back control of his finances by consolidating his high-cost debts through our Borrow benefit
- Marcio was able to start saving for his new-born daughter’s future using our Save benefit.
- Vicky ended her worries about missing payments and how that would impact her credit rating thanks to our Borrow benefit.
Interested in finding more about financial wellbeing?
We have a dedicated team of financial fitness experts that are around to answer any of your questions about building a financial wellbeing programme.