Mastercard has joined a group working to support underbanked people.
Leave Nobody in the Dark is aimed at digitally and financially excluded people in the UK.
The campaign also includes the Good Things Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Aple Collective and Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC.
It’s been set up to support those living in poverty who will have been left more vulnerable by the impact of Covid-19.
What does this mean?
It’s estimated that just under 12mn people in the UK “lack basic digital skills” and almost 2mn households have no internet access. A new self-help portal will be developed to help people gain confidence using digital services and gain support in managing their money.