Money Sector Snapshot: October 2023
18 Oct 2023
Money Sector Snapshot: October 2023

How have digital tools revolutionised investment opportunities? Why are people losing patience with the long-game wealth-building methods? Who is leading the new wave of financial education for all ages? How are people coping with the prolonged pressure of financial hardships?

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Bola Sol

Bola Sol is a business analyst and finance graduate. She founded the finance platform Refined Currency in 2015 and launched Rich Girl Chronicles, a personal finance accountability group for women, in 2018.

Meg Elkins

Meg Elkins is a behavioural and applied economist with research interests in both societal and cultural economics. Her research links economic impacts and how our information biases impact decision-making. Meg is a member of the Behavioural Business Lab and the Centre for International Development. She is a regular commentator for TV, radio, and print on behavioural issues and decision-making processes.

Paco de Leon

Paco de Leon is a personal finance expert, the author of Finance for the People: Getting a Grip on Your Finances, and the founder of The Hell Yeah Group.

Anastasiia Fedorova

Anastasiia Fedorova is a senior insights editor at Canvas8. A writer, curator and cultural strategist, she specialises in art, fashion, design, technology and visual culture. Her personal work explores sexuality, identity and queer communities while interrogating our place in a world shaped by rapidly changing technologies. As an avid sci-fi fan since teenage years, she is always interested in thinking about multiple and diverse futures.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is the Head of Toolkit at Canvas8. With a background in psychology, she has worked with global clients such as Google, Nike, and Mars, exploring everything from what people want from a fake tan to Gen Z’s relationship with social media. Outside of work, you’ll find her binge-watching reality TV, listening to hyperpop, or with her nose buried in a fantasy novel.

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a senior insight editor at Canvas8 who used to be in a punk band that was signed, shaped, and spat out. He enjoys using his experience of being the product to help brands understand how to sell theirs. After studying philosophy and critical theory, he found his feet in the market research world and has been over-analysing consumer behaviour ever since, including his own. He can usually be found playing board games, watching Seinfeld, or trying too hard to make his daughter laugh.