Lloyds Banking Group is delighted to have worked with Tinder Foundation to produce and sponsor three new online courses to help people gain digital skills and learn more about managing their money.
Tinder Foundation, a charity which helps digitally and socially excluded people, has added the courses to its Learn My Way website and will also be using them through its national network of UK online centres.
Helen Milner OBE and Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation reflected ‘‘I often visit our local community partners and chat to learners who struggle with basic digital skills and are keen to do much more online. One thing that they very often mention is online banking, however a lot of people don’t know where to start or feel concerned about security. That’s why these three new courses are more important than ever, to help people conquer their fears and take advantage of the digital tools available.’ ‘
Learn My Way is an online learning platform, built especially to make getting online easy. Once they’ve created an account, learners can try the free online courses at home, work their way through with a friend or family member, or go to their local UK online centre for some friendly help and guidance.
Each of the three new courses lasts 30 to 40 minutes and provides introductions to:
- Keeping Your Information Safe – how to keep your personal details/bank account safe online
- Make Money Work – how to keep track of your money and how being online can help you stay in control
- Online and Mobile Banking – how to sign up for online banking and what you can do online.
The courses can also be used by Lloyds Banking Group’s Digital Champions; 11,700 colleagues, who have all pledged to improve the digital skills of at least two people or organisations a year. The Group is well on its way to meeting our Helping Britain Prosper Plan target of having 20,000 Digital Champions by the end of 2017. This is one of the key ways in which the Group is demonstrating its commitment to increase basic digital skills across the UK.
Specialist teams from within the bank have developed the courses and while they feature screenshots from Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland online and mobile banking sites, they can be used by anyone.
The Group already has strong links with Tinder Foundation, working with it on developing an interactive volunteering map and running webinars to support the Digital Champions.