Money Week teaches Danish pupils about budgeting, APR & digital security

Finance Denmark has once again this year designated 11-15 March (week 11) as Money Week. Throughout the week, guest teachers from various banks in Denmark will be visiting 734 school classes across Denmark – 384 of which will be visited by guest teachers from Danske Bank.

For the sixth year running, Danish schools are taking part in Money Week. The initiative is led by Finance Denmark, which has developed Money Week teaching material in collaboration with the Danish Association of Teachers of Mathematics. The objective of Money Week is to instil the topic of personal finances among seventh- to ninth-grade pupils in Denmark. 

Danske Bank executives take an active role
Financial topics, including budgets, savings, APR and interest rates, will be on the syllabus throughout the course of Money Week, when advisers and executives pay visits to schools across Denmark.

Among those representing Danske Bank are Jacob Aarup-Andersen, Head of Wealth Management, who is visiting class 9.z at Bakkegårdsskolen in Gentofte, and Jesper Nielsen, Danske Bank’s Interim CEO, who is visiting class 9.x at Sortedamskolen in Østerbro, Copenhagen.

We’re really committed to supporting Money Week. It’s a great initiative because it boosts young peoples’ knowledge of money and their personal finances. Meeting the pupils is also a really positive experience. They’re eager to ask questions and are very interested in money matters – and I get the feeling that the fact we come from the real world outside their school adds something extra. The pupils are so keen to listen, and there’s a great vibe.

Jesper Nielsen

Interim CEO, Danske Bank

Pupils from Kolding Realskole on Money Week 


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More on Danske Bank's Societal Impact strategy

We have a year-round focus on promoting financial understanding among children and young people. This is a part of our Societal Impact Strategy, which has a strategic focus on promoting financial confidence and security in the societies Danske Bank is part of. One such initiative is SmartMoney, which involves Danske Bank employees visiting and teaching at schools throughout the year. 

Read more about societal impact
Read more about financial confidence and security initiatives 

Money Week - what you need to know

  • Facilitated yearly by Finance Denmark and the Danish Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • In 2019, Money Week is being held from 11-15 March (week 11).
  • The aim of Money Week is to promote financial understanding among seventh- to ninth-grade pupils in Denmark.
  • During Money Week, guest teachers from various Danish banks visit schools across Denmark.
  • All guest teaching is conducted in line with official guidelines, without company logos.
  • The first Money Week in Denmark was held in March 2014.