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Student Zone

If you are interested in the world of finance, we run lots of competitions every year giving you the chance to enhance your financial knowledge and learn the important life skills that will be needed in higher education and beyond.

Student Investor Challenge

The Student Investor Challenge gives students the chance to experience what it’s like to invest in stocks and shares. Teams, consisting of four members aged between 14 and 19, invest virtual money in the stock market to see who can get the best results.

In 2019/20 just under 10,000 teams took part from schools across the UK and internationally. 500 teams made it through to the semi-finals, with the eight best performing teams becoming our finalists.

Student Investor Challenge 2019/20 - finals

The live final of the Student Investor Challenge was scheduled to take place at the end of April. Due to Covid-19, and government guidelines on managing the outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the final until later in the year. This was not an easy decision to take, but students' wellbeing is paramount.

We should have some news about the final very soon. We will provide an update to all finalists as soon as we can.

Student Investor Challenge 2020/21

Due to the current uncertainties, unfortunately the 2020/21 Student Investor Challenge will not be going ahead.

Find out more about the competition

If you’d like to be kept up to date about future competitions please ‘Register your interest’

Register your interest

If you are interested in learning more about financial education, have a look at our qualifications or ask your teacher to get in touch with us



The 2018/19 winning team - RIJJED from Colyton Grammar School

Left to right: Robin Fang – Josh Quinn-Rice – Jared Lee – Isaac Pilling 

Financial Education in Action

We want to hear from you and your classmates. Send by email or tweet us your videos or stories, showcasing your financial knowledge through creativity and imagination.

Prizes are up for grabs for the best submissions.

Young Financial Journalist competition

We run an annual competition for budding young journalists. The articles are judged by a panel of experts, including a prominent financial journalist.

Find out more

Junior Membership

We offer free membership to any young person interested in the banking and finance industry. You will have the opportunity to learn about the industry as well as the career and development opportunities that exist within the sector.

Sign up now