Chloe Smith
Member of Parliament for Norwich North

Chloe enlists Building Society in campaign for good financial information

Author: Administrator, Updated: 01 February 2012 15:56

Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, will on Friday 11th March be visiting the Nationwide Building Society as part of her ongoing campaign to improve financial services and advice in Norwich.

Chloe has been working locally with the Citizens Advice Bureau and other local organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors to gather local views on what works, what could be improved and what is needed at the front line in Norwich to help people get good financial information and advice. Chloe is also campaigning for financial education for young people in schools, along with the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People, one of the largest APPGs ever.

Chloe Smith will be meeting with St. Stephen's Street Branch Manager, Kevin Norman, and Volunteering Manager, Natasha May, to discuss how the Nationwide Building Society can offer support.

Chloe Smith comments: "Understanding money and debt is vital, especially in a recession, for young people and everyone. Norwich has a fine history in financial services. Aviva and Barclays are just two local names already running programmes which show keenness to help the community. Building societies have a huge role to play in encouraging people to save, and I firmly welcome local commitment from the Nationwide."

Nationwide's Branch Manager, Kevin Norman says: "Supporting our local communities is at the centre of Nationwide's ethos as a mutual organisation and 'Nationwide Volunteers' programme in Norwich is a natural part of our Corporate Responsibility activity. We are pleased to welcome Chloe Smith to the Nationwide branch to talk about such an important and relevant subject. Employee volunteering can make a real difference to the Norwich community and our talented people giving their time and expertise can be the most effective donation of all."