Money Advice Sites

Advice NI
Advice Northern Ireland is the membership organisation for the independent advice
network in NI. The website includes a money advice section with an advice locator
for clients and a members section for advisers. The site has access to publications,
statistics and social policy work.

Advice UK
Formerly FIAC, AdviceUK is the UK’s largest support network for free, independent
advice centres. The site contains information about its training facilities and about
the services and support Advice UK can provide to its member agencies.

Birmingham Settlement
A voluntary community organisation serving local community needs. The site has
information about the settlement and its free services including Money Advice, care
services, employment training and social policy work.

Citizens Advice
All CAB in the UK are members of Citizens Advice, the national charity which sets
standards for bureaux. The site has information about, policy issues including
evidence reports and responses to consultations which are available for download.
The site provides access to order the Adviser Magazine (subscription required to
non members). Also on the site is a facility to find local bureaux and access to
Adviceguide, the online information system.

Consumer Credit Counselling Service
CCCS is a registered charity offering free, confidential telephone and online debt
advice and support. The site contains a comprehensive self help Debt Management
Plan service with links to specific advice and FAQs.

Church Action on Poverty
Provides information about campaigns dealing with poverty, including the ‘Debt on
your Doorstep’ and ‘Get Fair’ campaign.

Credit Action
Credit Action is a national money education charity committed to helping people
manage their money better. This site contains a section on money saving and
budgeting ideas, a section about debt statistics and publications. It links to the
CCCS self-help guide for dealing with personal debt.

Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton is an independent company who provide free debt advice and IVAs
with no upfront fees to the client. Grant Thornton offer free telephone debt advice to
the public and case management support to caseworkers. The website gives
consumer information about IVAs and comparisons to other debt resolution options
and includes an online IVA application facility and tips for helping with debt. By
selecting the home page you can also access press releases and publications.

Institute of Money Advisers
The IMA is the professional body acting for money advisers in England and Wales.
The website has information about the specialist Money Advice journal Quarterly
Account, including how to subscribe. The still developing website contains the IMA’s
training and seminar programme, the contact details of branch representatives,
information about the annual conference and a page for Job opportunities across
the sector. The site also contains an electronic version of this web-based resource

Law Centres Federation
The LCF is the national body for a network of community based Law Centres. The
site has a Law Centre finder and information about legal aid and access to justice.

Legal Action Group
The Legal Action Group is a national independent charity which promotes equal
access to justice for all, and aims to improve law and practice, the administration of
justice and legal services. The web-site includes details of training and publications on debt, housing and benefits, and access to the Legal Action magazine
(subscription required).

London Advice Services Alliance
Useful resource for advisers providing support on information systems, quality
issues and benefits representation.

Money Advice Scotland
MAS is the umbrella organisation to represent individuals and agencies involved in
all areas of money advice in Scotland. The site has a local debt advice finder and
links to advice, training and publications which including research, statistics and
good practice guidance.

Money Advice Trust
The Money Advice Trust is a charity organisation working to increase the quality
and availability of free, independent money advice in the UK. The invaluable
website contains the newly developed Information Hub providing access to a wide
range of Money Advice related material, access to and guidance for the Common
Financial Statement and updates on the Money.

Advice Quality Model work.

National Debtline
National Debtline is a national free, confidential and independent telephone helpline
for people with debt problems in the UK. The site provides contact details and
essential information and resources for dealing with debt including facts sheets,
self-help packs, sample letters and personal budget sheets which can be
downloaded. The site has a separate section for Scotland or Scottish debts and the
site also has a useful links page.

A free to the client debt advice service. The site provides information about
Payplan’s free to the client services such as the Mortgage Possession Advice, IVA’s
and DMPs. The site also has information resources about specific debt issues and
how to deal with them including links to legislation and other useful sites.

Public Law Project
The charity which provides public law remedies for those restricted by poverty and
discrimination. The site includes case law and policy and research information.

Shelter is a charity working to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. The site gives details of campaigns, and also advice, information and
access to advocacy for people in housing need.

Law Works
Solicitors pro bono group working to increase the delivery of free legal advice to
individuals and communities in need. The site contains information about how to
apply for help and gives information support and training to advice agencies.

The training arm of the Money Advice Trust. The site provides access to E-learning
and training resource for money advisers and includes news items and discussion