Are you looking for help in managing your money? These websites may help you with issues such as saving money, ensuring tax and pension contributions are correct, or dealing with debt. Some offer free services as well as advice information.
High quality subscription sites, such as Which?, are also available online or through your local library service, but are not linked here. Please go to your local library service for free access to Which?
Bank safe online
You get advice on online banking and how to spot scams. The site reassures you about security measures in place and recommends care and vigilance.
There is plenty of useful advice on a range of issues and there FAQs and Fact sheet sections on Consumer and Debt and money matters. You can find out what best to do in a number of difficult situations. The Tax section includes information on inheritance tax and in Civil Rights in the Law and Rights section you can find out about the ombudsman service, including financial ombudsman.
All you need to know from Gov.UK rates and allowances, relief and refund.
Money Advice Service
This is a free, unbiased and independent service offering wide-ranging financial advice, covering various Money Topics including Managing your Money and Life Events. You can use the Tools section for handy video and print guides, as well as to carry out a money health check or set out a budget plan.
Money Saving Expert
A consumer advice site, fronted by Martin Lewis, which is up-to-date, covers a wide range of areas, e.g. banks, cards, shopping, insurance. You may benefit from offers updated almost daily and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail service.
My money steps
This debt management site is a tool of the National Debtline, giving free, independent and confidential advice. You can view the useful and reassuring introductory video and a range of FAQs. The aim is to have you working with a personalised action plan, if that is appropriate to your needs.
This offers free, independent and impartial debt help and advice. The introductory videos are helpful in clarifying what debt management plans and Individual voluntary arrangements are.
Pension Advisory Service
You can find a wealth of information about pensions, including Voluntary NI contributions and a Pensions timeline.