Money off the social agenda for women
While many topics of conversation may be fair game for Australia’s women, it seems money talk is still taboo.
Such is the claim, of ANZ, which has released a poll showing that for 98 per cent of women, money matters are firmly off the agenda in their social circle.
Other findings from the bank account provider have shown that when it comes to making important financial decisions, the fairer sex commonly lack the levels of confidence that men have.
Commenting on the study, ANZ’s head of customer marketing Carolyn Bendall, said: “Given our research indicated that only three per cent of women want to talk to their bank about money concerns, it’s clear we needed to do more to engage with women.”
In a bid to do so, the group has launched bemoneyconfident.com, a site designed to empower women when it comes to making choices about a range of financial products such as savings accounts and personal loans.
So too, the site offers advice on how effective money management can help people to pursue career goals, as well as allowing them to enjoy home life more.