The first meeting in Landsbankinn’s Financial Forum series was held in Stúdentakjallarinn at the University of Iceland on Wednesday, in collaboration with the University’s Student Council. This first Financial Forum focused on the finances of young people, the real estate market and first-time buyers.
Hildur Margrét Jóhannsdóttir, economist with Landsbankinn Economic Research, reviewed the real estate market and the situation of first-time buyers.
Wentzel Steinarr R. Kamban, financial advisor with the Bank, spoke of how to save up for first-time housing purchase, how to kick-start savings and the ways and means of saving up to buy housing.
Heiður Anna Helgadóttir, service manager of FS Student Housing and PR officer for Icelandic Student Services, addressed the Forum and spoke of the advantages of taking your first steps in the rental market with FS Student Housing.
The Forum was well attended and participants showed a great deal of interest in the subject. Several questions were raised by attendees and discussions were lively. Landsbankinn thanks the University’s Student Council for a productive collaboration and the students for their participation and interest.
The Financial Forum is a new series of informative seminars Landsbankinn is set to host in partnership with various stakeholders and organisations. Each Forum will focus on different crossroads in life and certain situations that require a good grasp of finances, as well as specific issues like cybersecurity. The aim is to host the next Financial Forum at the Bank’s new headquarters in Reykjavík, at Reykjastræti 6.