Rugby child genius becomes bank consultant

Mog Stinchcombe with staff at the Rugby branch of NatWest.
Mog Stinchcombe with staff at the Rugby branch of NatWest.

Rugby’s very own maths genius has landed himself a new role as a junior consultant to NatWest bank.

Mog Stinchcombe, who is thirteen-years-old, found fame earlier this year as the star of the Channel 4 TV show Child Genius.

The child genius started his new role as junior consultant by visiting the Rugby branch of NatWest, which is on North Street, to help uncover what young people need to know about money.

During his visit Mog spoke to members of the public and to NatWest’s MoneySense programme representatives.

He said: “How to handle money is an extremely important topic to learn about - it’s really shocking that half of children worry about their money skills.

“I need to know how to manage my finances, and how me, and my peers, can be best prepared for the future.

“I’m going to come up with my own recommendations on how the bank can make sure that young people like me are prepared for adult life. I don’t know what job I’m going to have, or where I’m going to live, but I know that being able to manage my money is going to be essential – whatever I do. And what better place to start than asking my questions straight to a bank.”

The child genuis’ appointment follows new research carried out by NatWest’s MoneySense programme, which found that 56 per cent of children aged seven to 15 in the Midlands worry about their lack of financial knowledge.

They also found that nearly two thirds of parents also worry their child will grow up without a good grasp of managing money.

Kirsty Britz, Head of MoneySense at NatWest, said: “The need for financial education is clear. Young people today access and use money in very different ways. By bringing Mog on board, we want to highlight the questions young people are asking about money, and equip them with skills and knowledge to be more financially confident.”

Click hereto follow Mog’s journey as a junior consultant on the NatWest YouTube channel.