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Savings result from workplace talks by Consumer Agency

THE NATIONAL Consumer Agency says its 'money skills for life' programme, which provides free personal finance education to employees at their workplace, has been a big success.

A recent survey of participants says that within three months of attending a talk, 11pc of employees reported saving €1,000 or more, 12pc said they saved between €500 and €1,000, 42pc stated saving between €100 – €500, while 35pc reported saving under €100.

The NCA, alongside the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, (MABS) is one of primary purveyors of information about personal finance to Irish consumers.

In the first year 9,545 employees attended its 'money skills for life' talks.

Irish Independent