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The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance

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The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin) is a pioneering Centre of Excellence for research in the development of personal financial capabilities. The Centre works to improve the public understanding of personal finance through its research and the delivery of free modules providing individuals with the tools to make sound financial decisions.

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OpenLearn and Legal & General make retirement planning easy

Created in partnership with Legal & General and written by Martin Upton, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Business School, a new course sets out the series of stepping-stones to a financially secure retirement. 

17th September 2020
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Understanding mortgages with OUBS and MoneySavingExpert on OpenLearn

A new free course, Understanding mortgages, has been produced by The Open University Business School in collaboration with the hugely popular MoneySavingExpert (MSE). The course, the first of six due to be made available over the coming months, recently launched on the OpenLearn digital platform. 

31st October 2019

Bobby Seagull brings ‘Managing My Money for Young Adults’ course to life

Course presenter Bobby Seagull speaks to course producer Martin Upton, as well as two young adults in Nicola and Laura, following the launch of the ‘Managing My Money for Young Adults’ free online course on FutureLearn on 24 September.

31st October 2018

One in five parents suffer from arithmophobia

Research reveals that despite 84% of parents admitting that maths is the most important school subject to help in everyday life, almost a third couldn’t help their children with maths homework beyond the age of nine.

24th October 2018

What role could financial services play in increasing social mobility?

Liz Moody, Jerome Monne and Professor Janette Rutterford co-author a white paper which highlights how many financial services products, policies and practices currently work against social mobility for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the UK and beyond.

13th September 2018

FutureLearn course launch will continue helping young adults with their personal finance

True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin), a centre of excellence for personal finance in The Open University Business School (OUBS) is launching its Managing My Money for Young Adults free online course on FutureLearn on Monday 24 September.

11th September 2018
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The OU Investment Simulator has two decades in three weeks!

The Open University Investment Simulator is a new online tool developed by The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance.

21st June 2018
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True Potential PUFin backs amendment to protect personal data in light of Open Banking

True Potential PUFin backs an amendment to clause 173 aimed at giving consumers the effective remedies they need by allowing selected organisations to fight for compensation on their behalf.

17th November 2017
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107,000 18 year olds are languishing in debt

The Open University Business School (OUBS) is on a £2 million mission to sign up 23,000 16-18 year olds to new course and stamp out the ‘domino of debt’ cycle.

2nd November 2017

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