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Dublin student takes top ten spot in European finals of financial education competition

Wednesday 19th May 2021 – Pictured Alice McCall, 15, St. Colmcille’s Community School, Knocklyon, D16 with Eamonn Crowley, President, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and Brian Hayes, Chief Executive, BPFI.

Alice recently claimed a top ten spot in Europe when she represented Ireland in the finals of the 2021 European Money Quiz, a European-wide financial education competition which attracted more than 50,000 participants from across 28 European counties.

To gain her place in the European finals, Alice took first place in the Irish heats of the quiz hosted by BPFI beating over 1000 students across the country. Business students in classrooms across Ireland played the quiz simultaneously in an innovative real time Kahoot! Webcast on YouTube. Students had to answer a range of financial education related questions with the winner being the student to answer the most correct questions in the fastest time.

The European Money Quiz is a European-wide competition which aims to promote financial literacy among students aged between 13-15 year olds. Developed by national banking associations across Europe, including Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, it is coordinated by the European Banking Federation (EBF).

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For further information contact Jillian Heffernan, Head of Communications, BPFI, 087 9016880 jillian.heffernan@bpfi.ie

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