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16th February 2012

Get in control of your finances with the Money Market at the High Street Mall, Portadown

If your New Year’s resolution to be more in control of your finances has slipped, then come along to a Money Market in Portadown on Saturday 25 February and help get it back on track!

The Money Market, part of Money Week 2012, is one of a number of events organised by the Financial Capability Partnership NI in association with Craigavon Borough Council and is being held in the High Street Mall, Portadown on Saturday 25 February.  The Money Market sees members of the Financial Capability Partnership NI ‘set out their stall’ of information in an effort to help give people the skills and confidence to manage their money better.  Consumers can gain free resources and information on a number of different areas from taking care of their cash to planning for a financially secure future.

Over 15 organisations will be in attendance at the High Street Mall in Portadown, providing a wide range of information on areas such as:

·  Benefits entitlement;

·  Budgeting;

·  Saving;

·  Checking if you are eligible for the free digital switchover.

Carol Edwards, Chair of the Financial Capability Partnership NI said:  “With the uncertain economic climate, there has never been a better time for consumers to learn to take control of their finances.  That’s what the Money Market in the High Street Mall, Portadown aims to do.  If you are unsure if you’re entitled to benefits, or you’re worried about budgeting or saving ahead for the future then you could really benefit by coming along to get some free information and resources on Saturday 25 February.  The Money Market will be in the High Street Mall from 9am to 5pm so there is plenty of time to get some expert advice which could really make a difference to your finances during 2012.”


Tracey Jackson, Centre Manager at the High Street Mall in Portadown said:  “I am delighted to be working with the Financial Capability Partnership NI and Craigavon Borough Council to host the Money Market in the High Street Mall shopping centre.  The Money Market will enable shoppers to learn skills to manage their money and make it work harder for them.  I encourage everyone to come along on Saturday 25 February to see what financial information they can learn, which may be of great help to them and their family. 

ENDS

Notes to editor 

The Consumer Council leads the Financial Capability Partnership NI which brings together Government, banks, building societies, credit unions, education, community and voluntary sectors to ensure that we all help consumers in Northern Ireland to manage their money and make it work best for them.   For the full list of members please visit http://www.consumercouncil.org.uk/money-week/

  1. Consumer Council media contact: Irene Overend, telephone, 028 9067 4816 or 07825 147496 or e-mail, [email protected]  
  2. The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland’s consumers. The Council campaigns for high standards of service and protection and a fair deal for all. It also carries out research, gives advice and publishes reports and other publications. It deals with individual complaints about buses, trains, planes, ferries, natural gas, electricity, coal and water.
  3. For more information, visit our website at www.consumercouncil.org.uk