Marcus Rashford partners with Natwest Bank to teach financial skills to young people
Footballer Marcus Rashford has teamed up with NatWest to teach young people about money.
The Manchester United striker is working with the loaner on a scheme to help disadvantaged teenagers with their finances.
The scheme, which will kick off at youth clubs in London and Manchester over Easter before rolling out nationwide, will connect young people with role models who have had similar experiences.
Financial goals: Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford (pictured) is working with Natwest on a scheme to help disadvantaged teenagers with their finances
Rashford (pictured) said: ‘My mum was one of the best people I’ve ever seen dealing with money because she had to be, but the word ‘money’ always brought stress and household anxiety.
“I was not comfortable discussing it in any environment and we had to travel outside of our community to find the nearest bank branch. Most of us dealt in cash.
He said the program “was not about teaching communities how to manage their money, it was about getting kids excited about planning for their future.”
NatWest boss Alison Rose said: “We want to break down barriers, especially around their perception of a bank and who we serve.”