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How data can target Covid financial support to those in need
A new partnership is delivering insights into how the coronavirus pandemic has affected people’s income, spending, and saving. The findings will help shape the economic recovery and future financial support schemes, while keeping customers’ data safe and secure.
Data has been at the heart of charting the pandemic’s impact on the health of the nation, from infections and deaths through to vaccinations and the R number. But what about the impact on our personal finances?
The facts and figures gathered about the spread of the pandemic and the way it was brought under control will be essential to understanding this outbreak and tackling future crises. Yet the same is also true about the impact of the virus on the economy and personal finances – if information is not collected, then governments will not be able to learn lessons and respond more effectively during future outbreaks.
NatWest has teamed up with the Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE) to begin that process.Read more...