Finance is on a par with sex and religion and topped only by death on the list of things we find it hard to talk about, according to research by Bank of Ireland. The survey also found that almost three in four people either don’t talk about their finances at all or will only do so if they have to. This is the basis of a new Bank of Ireland campaign – the ‘F-word’ – to encourage a more open discussion of personal finances among consumers. This campaign is part of the Bank of Ireland’s Financial Wellbeing programme featuring Emmy Award-winning TV and radio broadcaster Baz Ashmawy. The ‘F-word’ aims to remove some of the stigmas around talking about finances.