Everyone getting ahead financially

The National Strategy is a framework for action to help increase the financial capability of New Zealanders. The vision outlined in this National Strategy is about equipping and enabling all New Zealanders to navigate through a lifetime’s worth of financial choices. Choices that can lead to everyone getting ahead financially. The strategy is clear and pragmatic with five work streams. Bringing about sustainable behaviour change can be a challenge. It’s resource-hungry and definitely not for the faint-hearted, but success is improved with collaboration.

  • Talk

    Money has traditionally been regarded as a taboo subject. We’d like to see that change.

  • Learn

    The National Strategy aims to equip New Zealanders to navigate their way through products, choices, demands and needs across a lifetime.

  • Plan

    It’s about knowing where you want to be, what success looks like, and making a plan to get there.

  • Debt - Smart

    Enabling New Zealanders to take control of their debt and make it work for them, not against them.

  • Save / Invest

    Getting people actively engaged with their personal finances and saving/investing in the short, medium and long term


Show me the Money Week: 5 – 11 September 2016

Now in its fifth year, Money Week is the platform for us to work together with partners to change the financial behaviours of New Zealanders.

Kids lined up wiht money

Wanted: Facilitator for new online learning hub

The Commission is looking for a facilitator for our new online education hub for teachers.


Seeing the ‘financial’ in adult literacy and numeracy

The National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults is a key part of the national infrastructure to strengthen the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners in New Zealand – including their financial capability.


Building financial capability in Wellington

The new Wellington Financial Capability Practitioners and Providers Network kicked off this month, with the aim of making the capital a more financially capable city

digital enviro story

Welcome to the new National Strategy digital environment

Explore the key features of the digital environment to find out more about the strategy and join the conversation in the forum.



Join the conversation in our user forum, designed for sharing stories and experiences around the National Strategy. It’s a great way to connect with others working in the financial capability space.