Money and Debt
UK bodies that regulate the banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms:
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme
MoneyHelper offers free financial advice to members of the public.
Money & Debt categories
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HELP WITH PAYING YOUR BILLS BECAUSE OF REDUCED INCOME DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
The Government has areed emergency measures with the utilty suppliers, banks and building societies to assist people who are struggling to pay their bills because of reduced income
AN INTRODUCTION TO MORTGAGES
A mortgage is a loan taken out to buy property or land normally over a 25 year period but but the term can be shorter or longer. The loan is secured’ against the value of the property until it’s paid off.
Breathing Space, also called the Debt Respite Scheme, is a government scheme which is designed to help relieve some of the pressure and stress caused by being in debt.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
CIVIL LEGAL ADVICE
Civil Legal Advice is a government funded advice service offering free, confidential legal advice to people on low income or benefits.
PAYING OFF YOUR DEBTS
There are a number of government approved ways of paying off your debts depending on your personal circumstances together with many organisations and charities that can advise you on the best possible course of action if you fall into debt.
National Debtline provides free confidential and independent advice on debt problems. The charity runs a free helpline, and detailed articles and fact sheets on the topic of debt, there is also a downloadable self-help pack to help get you started.
Loans, overdrafts and buying on credit are all ways of borrowing money. Different methods of borrowing have different features, which make them more or less suited to types of situation and types of people. Before you choose a type of borrowing you must make sure you will be able to …
A Savings Account allows you to put away money that you would like to save for a purchase or expense. This type of account usually has a specified level of accessibility, ranging from instant access to fixed notice access which require a certain amount of notification before you can withdraw …
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANK
There are a number of different types of bank, and many banks incorporate several functions at the same time. Here we set out definitions of some of the most common types of bank including the useful key technical terms and explanations of the main variations between different types of bank.
BASIC BANK ACCOUNTS
A Basic Bank Account allows you to manage day-to-day money and will usually provide you with a bank card but will not let you become overdrawn. Your wages and benefits can be payed directly into it, and bills can be payed direct from your account.
ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN
On February 22nd the Prime Minister announced the government’s four-step roadmap offering a route back to a more normal life. The success of the vaccination programme together with the positive effect of the National lockdown means it will be possible to begin relaxing the current strict movement controls.
LAW CENTRES NETWORK
Law Centres Network are non profit legal practises providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people.
TYPES OF MORTGAGE
There are two main types of mortgage – Repayment mortgages and Interest-only mortgages. Within these two methods, there are a number of different options and products that can be used.
TYPES OF LOAN
There are many different types of loan available. It is important to check for repayment penalties such as late charges and understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans before you apply for one, as the potential ramifications can be severe.
NEW INDIVIDUAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
Individual Savings Accounts (or ISAs) are tax-free savings and investment accounts whichl usually pay a higher interest than a normal deposit account. However before you open one you must familiarise yourself with any access restrictions that may apply. Many ISAs work on a fixed notice access system, where 30 to …
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) VACCINE AND PROOF OF VACCINATION
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.
THE INSOLVENCY SERVICE
The Insolvency Service is for people who are struggling to pay their debts as they fall due. The service provides a series of downloadable documents, advisory leaflets and contact details of other information and advice providers.
Payplan provides free debt advice, support and help to anyone facing money problems. Payplan offers a free self help pack, downloadable letter templates, credit card help, monthly budget plans and step by step guides to help you manage your debt.
HEALTH IN PREGNANCY GRANT
The Health in Pregnancy Grant is no longer available. The government stopped this grant from January 1, 2011.