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Everyone getting ahead financially

The National Strategy has five work streams: to get New Zealanders to talk and learn about money, to plan for the future, to be debt-smart and to save and invest. CFFC’s Financial Capability Summit brings New Zealanders from up and down the country together to share successes and tackle the challenge of building the financial capability of Kiwis at all ages and all stages.

You can learn more about the ways the National Strategy is helping everyone get ahead financially under each of the five pillars.

  • Talk a cultural shift where it’s easy to talk about money
  • Learn effective financial learning throughout life
  • Plan everyone has a current financial plan
  • Debt-smart people make smart use of debt
  • Save/Invest everyone saving and investing

In 2017, a total of 130 organisations supported or contributed to the National Strategy. Read more in our 2017 Snapshot survey.

Government Statement on Financial Capability

The National Strategy for Financial Capability (led by CFFC) and the Investor Capability Strategy (led by the Financial Markets Authority) are aligned under the government's 2015 Statement on Financial Capability. Find out more.


You can provide us with further ideas or feedback by emailing National Strategy Programme Manager Laura Fair.