Bring financial education
to life in your classroom

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See how you can get going with Banqer in your classroom today!

Banqer transforms the classroom into a
virtual economy

Developed by teachers, for teachers, Banqer is a financial education platform that provides a hands-on environment for you and your students to get curious, creative, and ultimately, confident with money.

Students from years 2 to 8 will explore income, expenses and budgeting as they manage their fictitious incomes to cover expenses, such as renting desks.

Students from years 1 to 7 will explore income, expenses and budgeting as they manage their fictitious incomes to cover expenses, such as renting desks.

Students from grades 1 to 8 will explore income, expenses and budgeting as they manage their fictitious incomes to cover expenses, such as renting desks.

Students from ages 6 to 12 will explore income, expenses and budgeting as they manage their fictitious incomes to cover expenses, such as renting desks.

Motivate and manage students through one-off payments to students for completing tasks and contributing positively to the class.

Introduce saving, interest, KiwiSaver, tax, real estate, and insurance by enabling Banqer’s various modules as your economy grows.

Introduce saving, interest, Superannuation, tax, real estate, and insurance by enabling Banqer’s various modules as your economy grows.

Introduce saving, interest, tax, real estate, and insurance by enabling Banqer’s various modules as your economy grows.

Banqer Modules

Cross subject, not a new subject

There’s no need to try and squeeze ‘financial capabilities’ into your day as a separate subject. Using Banqer alongside existing subjects gives classroom learnings context; where students write company applications, observe interest and tax, set up automatic payments, and much more.

Banqer Resource Hub

Lesson plans and resources

The Resource Hub contains useful lesson plans and student handouts that link in with the curriculum, and help you to make the most out of Banqer and it's specific modules (such as Real Estate and Tax).

Motiviation

Motivating and engaging

Just by using Banqer, motivation and engagement will skyrocket in your classroom. Incentivise good behaviour, and increase everyday student productivity with a classroom currency.Hear how Jolene uses Banqer to keep her students engaged.

Easy ways to get started

We've put together a few case-studies to help give you an idea of how Banqer is being used in classrooms today. Introducing class jobs, increasing engagement in existing subjects and providing authentic life lessons are just the start.

Motiviation

Employment, weekly costs and key competency focuses with Colin Hill

Over 100 Linwood School students have been using Banqer since it launched in term one 2015. Colin Hill talks us through the changes he has seen in his students since then.

Read more about Colin's class
Motiviation

Engagement, class jobs and real-life parallels with Jan Wells

It’s always been a rite of passage at St James that students in the senior room do their bit around the school. Jan talks us through a few way's Banqer compliments what they do day to day.

Read more about Jan's class

What teachers are saying

We are always hearing from teachers about the difference Banqer has made in their classrooms - from increased motivation and engagement across all of their subjects to students increased understanding of financial concepts and life skills.

Scott Cooper

"This year we used Banqer as our classroom currency system. It's been a great way to value money in the modern virtual environment of online bank accounts. Each week the students received an income automatically. Then the students who were savvy savers reaped the rewards of earning interest. This lead the students to learning about and appreciating interest in their bank accounts."

Scott Cooper

Year 3 & 4 teacher, Grasmere Primary School, VIC
Mikaela Elbourne

"Banqer has been such a simple way to introduce a classroom economy in my room. Throughout the week students keep track of their income using invoices and submit them to me for payment at the end of the week, there is not cutting and laminating required! I love that the students are able to track their own money by logging in at home. Banqer is a great way to start to teach my students about the value and importance of money."

Mikaela Elbourne

Year 5 teacher, Prescott College Southern
Jolene Butson

"As a teacher I can create real life experiences to motivate students whilst at the same time building financial literacy understanding and knowledge of careers that will benefit my students in the future."

Jolene Butson

Year 6 & 7 teacher, Churton Park School

Listen to an interview with Jolene on Radio NZ

"I've been absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm of our students as they use Banqer. It's great!

They are highly motivated and learning how to be financially literate at the same time. It's an authentic way to learn, practice, challenge oneself and consolidate an extensive range of skills and competencies."

Nicki Fielder

Year 3 - 8 teacher, Apiti School
Colin Hill

"The children are absolutely loving it. Some children have actually looked into opening their own [real] bank accounts especially realising they are getting interest on their savings. It's awesome hearing children having these conversations with their parents!"

Colin Hill

Year 5 & 6 teacher, Linwood Avenue School
Motiviation

Banqer grows with your students
across year levels and subjects

Financial education covers many different areas, and so does Banqer. As your students understanding grows, and the content of your lessons evolves, additional Banqer modules can be enabled to meet the needs of your classroom.

From Year 1 right through to Year 7

From 1st Grade right through to 8th Grade

From Year 2 right through to Year 8

From Age 6 right through to Age 13

Topics such as income, savings, and interest can be a fun and easy way to introduce money management and personal finances to Year 1 through 5 students.
Watch as Year 5 to 7 students learn about mortgages, rent, paying tax, paying excesses on insurance claims and much more.

Topics such as income, savings, and interest can be a fun and easy way to introduce money management and personal finances to Grades 1 to 5 students.
Watch as Grades 6 to 8 students learn about mortgages, rent, paying tax, paying excesses on insurance claims and much more.

Topics such as income, savings, and interest can be a fun and easy way to introduce money management and personal finances to Year 2 through 6 students.
Watch as Year 6 to 8 students learn about mortgages, rent, paying tax, paying excesses on insurance claims and much more.

Topics such as income, savings, and interest can be a fun and easy way to introduce money management and personal finances to 6 to 10 year old students.
Watch as 11 to 13 year old students learn about mortgages, rent, paying tax, paying excesses on insurance claims and much more.

Bank accounts

Bank Accounts

Recommended years: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

This is the heart of Banqer, it allows students to experience personal finances first hand with their very own online savings and expense accounts.

Income

Income

Recommended years: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Students can earn a weekly income in class, just like pocket money. How they earn it is up to you, how they manage it is up to them.

Interest

Interest on Savings

Recommended years: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Teach students about interest and compound interest. Students earn weekly interest on any money in their savings accounts at a rate set by you, their teacher.

Taxation

Taxation

Recommended years: 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 10, 11, 12, 13

Help students to appreciate why we pay tax. Collecting weekly tax from students, this module replicates the real tax system with different tax brackets and rates.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Recommended years: 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 10, 11, 12, 13

Introduce students to mortgages and rental income through a simulated experience. Explore the property market, apply for a mortgage, make repayments, and collect rental income.

Insurance

Insurance

Recommended years: 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 10, 11, 12, 13

Show students the benefits of insuring their assets. The consequences of not having insurance can be demonstrated first hand with the Banqer 'disaster' feature…

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Superannuation

KiwiSaver

Recommended years: 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 10, 11, 12, 13

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Careers

Careers

Recommended years: 5, 6, 7 Recommended Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8 Recommended years: 6, 7, 8 Recommended ages: 10, 11, 12, 13

Your students will get to create a CV, and then apply for jobs that you’ve listed. They’ll learn all about job commitment, while you get classroom chores done without complaint.

Credit Reporting

Credit Reporting

Recommended years: 6, 7, 8

Students experience how being reliable with money can improve their chance of getting a loan. A better credit score might even reduce the amount of interest they have to pay.

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Become a Banqer buddy

We’re always on the look-out for like minded organisations who are passionate about improving financial literacy across the UK. If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in becoming a Banqer Buddy, get in touch with us at hello@banqer.co.uk

Become a Banqer buddy

We’re always on the look-out for like minded organisations who are passionate about improving financial literacy in their country. If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in becoming a Banqer Buddy, get in touch with us at hello@banqer.co

Become a Banqer buddy

We’re always on the look-out for like minded organisations who are passionate about improving financial literacy across the US. If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in becoming a Banqer Buddy, get in touch with us at hello@banqer.co

Our Banqer buddies

A huge thanks goes out to the ongoing support from our partners who help to improve the financial literacy of New Zealand by supporting Banqer and sponsoring schools across the country.

Our Banqer partners

Thanks to our fantastic partners for their ongoing commitment to improving financial literacy in Australian schools. With their help we’re able to provide educators with the support they need to use Banqer in their classrooms.