Financial help and support
There are many charities and organisations that can help you deal with money concerns. Here is a summary of the help you can get.
If you need financial help, you may be able to claim benefits. There are multiple benefit schemes in the UK, all with different eligibility criteria. Go to our guide to claiming benefits.
Legal advice about your debts
The Citizens Advice Bureau is the best place to get help understanding your rights and get advice on dealing with debt.
StepChange Debt Charity is the UK’s leading debt advice organisation. They provide free, confidential and expert debt advice and money guidance. They will recommend the best solution or service for your circumstances and will support you while you deal with your money worries.
The National Debtline is a free, independent and confidential advice service that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.
Getting a bank account
The Citizens Advice Bureau gives information and advice on the different types of bank accounts and how to open a bank account.
Savings and loans
All MTVH residents are eligible to open a savings account and get a loan with the London Plus Credit Union.
The London Plus Credit Union offers:
- Savings – Savings accounts, young savers accounts, an ethical charity bond, pre-paid debit card, and more.
- Loans – Responsible lenders who charge fair rates of interest and ensure you can afford your loan.
- Day-to-day money management – Services to help you manage your money, advice if you are experiencing financial problems, sign-posting to others that can help you.