About Us

Who are we and why are we here?

Making financial decisions can be tough for all of us.

Money isn’t talked about that much at home, so it is important to try and improve what is out there for you.

By doing this we can help you make better decisions and understand more things.

We want to provide you with access to easy to understand advice and guidance to help you make better money decisions.

1 - What is the Young Finance Centre?

It’s a pilot commissioned by the Money and Pensions Service and brought to you by Reed in Partnership and Polar Insight...

Our aim is to provide important money advice to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24.

We are a passionate team of three based here in Northern Ireland, meaning we have a first-hand understanding of the issues local young adults and organisations face when it comes to money advice.

Our support is available in the following areas:

  • Belfast Metropolitan Area (Greater Belfast)
  • Newry, Mourne and Down
  • Derry/ Londonderry City
  • Craigavon Area

We have three key aims:

  1. To help young adults of a working age easily access money advice at two key checkpoints – accessing Universal Credit and starting employment

  2. To increase awareness of existing organisations that deliver free-to-access money, employment and youth development services within Northern Ireland

  3. To help organisations and professionals who support young people understand the full range of services and support available

2 - Who are Reed in Partnership?

Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities.

We support individuals, their families and the places they live to prosper - often under challenging circumstances.

With our help, people start working, improve their health, develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Since we began in 1998 we have supported over 150,000 people move into employment, have delivered youth services like the National Citizen Service and the London Enterprise Network.

3 - What is the Money and Pensions Service?

The Money and Pensions Service’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the UK has access to information about money management and debt issues in order to make informed decisions throughout their lives.

The Money and Pensions Service is funded by both the financial services industry and pension schemes.