Nibud (National Institute for Family Finance Information) is an independent foundation. The national government and the private financial sector finance around 30% of the projects. The rest is financed by the revenues of Nibud products. Its goal is to promote a rational planning of family finances, these contributing substantially to family welfare in Nibuds opinion.
Pursuing its goal
Nibud pursues this goal by offering advice, information and education. Not only directly to all individuals and households but also indirectly through a wide range of professional intermediaries like public servants (debts), teachers and consultants in the fields of mortgage, insurance, savings and loans.
Individuals and households are addressed through the mass media using free publicity and products concerning family budget subjects. Nibud supports the intermediaries by means of an annual budget handbook (including a large number of reference budgets) and software. Furthermore, Nibud offers instruction facilities for these professionals.
Special attention is given to the stimulation and supporting of budget education in schools. Also Nibud is the main partner in a large scale biannual survey amongst youngsters.
Nibud was founded in 1979. Offices are based in Utrecht. Nibud employs a staff of 30.
Nibud is a member of the European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN). The network’s goal is to fight and prevent excessive debt and promote social inclusion. The ECDN issues the magazine Money Matters. Nibud has no direct sister organizations in European countries. However, if you would like more information regarding other European countries, see the list of ECDN members.
More information on the ECDN and its projects can be found on ecdn.eu.