Postbank is a Key Partner of Finance Academy in Initiatives Aimed at Enhancing Financial and Digital Literacy in the Country

Postbank and Finance Academy continue their successful partnership to improve financial and digital literacy in Bulgaria and to create a more sustainable future, founded on shared values.

In December 2023, the Finance Academy’s team held its Annual Meeting, where a report on the organization’s activities over the past 12 months was presented. Dr. Nikolay Lazarov, Head of Division Sales Management – Individuals at Postbank and a leading lecturer in the ‘Investment Academy’ of the joint educational project, was among the present experts. His participation reaffirmed Postbank’s key role as a strategic partner of the academy in initiatives to enhance financial and digital literacy.

“Financial well-being and education of citizens, as well as their importance, play a key role in the stability of a society. At Postbank, we are convinced that through continuous, long-term, and strategic investments in education, we contribute to the overall development of our environment, creating conditions for a thriving knowledge economy. We are extremely pleased that in Finance Academy, we have found like-minded partners with whom we share common values. Together, we work towards increasing the financial and digital literacy of the citizens in the country. We believe that with collective responsibility and a personal mission for each expert in the team, today’s consumers have wide access to information, advice, and recommendations that can enrich their culture and expand their financial knowledge. Thanks to our successful cooperation, we are motivated to achieve even better results and contribute significantly to the development of this topic in the country,” commented Dr. Nikolay Lazarov, Head of Division Sales Management – Individuals at Postbank.

During the event, it was revealed that in the last 12 months, nearly 16,000 participants have engaged in trainings, conferences, and educational webinars, marking a successful period. The Finance Academy team’s major goal for the future is to accelerate the improvement of financial and digital literacy in Bulgaria. This comes as recent studies for 2023 by ‘Trend’, one of the leading independent sociological agencies in the Bulgarian market, show significant deficits in this area, despite the adopted National Strategy for Financial Literacy and its Action Plan for 2021-2025.

The strategic partnership between Postbank and Finance Academy, initiated in 2021 with an educational project, aims to provide valuable, practical knowledge to enhance financial literacy in our country. Both organizations firmly believe that improving financial culture will also foster the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. They are committed to ambitious goals that will allow all Bulgarians to live more fulfilling and happier lives, working in a healthy and motivating environment. Together, the two companies have achieved many successes, creating synergies and opportunities for the professional realization of hundreds of professionals in the digital and technological sector.

Currently, Postbank is a preferred partner, employer, and choice for financial products and services among more than 20,000 participants who have undergone training at the academy in less than three years. Experienced and proven experts from the bank contribute to the creation of educational materials and lectures in their areas of expertise, ensuring that the training is truly focused on practical application and based on real data and market situations.

More information about Postbank’s corporate policy, mission, vision, and values, as well as its full range of financial products and services, can be found at www.postbank.bg.