Money Advice | Debt Advice | Training | Consultancy

IMA Money Adviser of the Year

About

Us

About

We have been working to improve finances since 2011

 

Our service ensures employees, communities and residents can have instant access to the help they need.

We provide face to face advice that covers money, welfare benefits and expert help to deal with debt.

 

We specialise in handling financial difficulties, so people can become healthier, happier and more productive.

We are passionate about making sure that right advice is accessible to all and provided by specialist, independent, ethical advisers.

Why Provide Services?

Financial wellbeing *

 

  • having control over  finances

  • having the capacity to absorb a financial shock

  • being on track to meet financial goals

  • having the financial freedoms to make the choices to enjoy life 

 

Advice needs can vary, from wanting to know finances are on track, to  assistance with unmanageable costs and problem debt

 

Money worries are a leading cause of stress, affecting mental health, impacting on workforces, proudctivity and general wellbeing

Employees are often unable to take time off to access existing money advice services

 

 Generic money guidance is available, but navigating this alone can be daunting. Our clients prefer to speak to an adviser face to face in a friendly, familiar and confidential setting

By using us, residents will be able to manage their housing costs more effectively, sustaining tenancies and allowing families to remain in their homes

Employers will benefit by making sure their workforce get the right help at the right time. Studies have shown that this will lead to reduced absence, increased productivity and a healthier, happier workforce**

Why Us?

We have over 20 years’ experience in the money advice sector

Providing a quality personal, face to face service to each individual client is at the heart of what we do

We are an ethical company. We do not take any referral fees and do not sell financial products. This allows us to provide independent, impartial, best advice for those seeking solutions

We help everyone, from the financially excluded to well paid workers wanting to make savings on their household budgets

 

 

What 

We

Offer

Money Advice

We provide individuals with financial education to have a better understanding of money

Full financial makeovers and advice for dealing with life changes such as redundancy, unemployment, divorce and return to work after claiming benefits

Income maximisation to identify benefit entitlement and options to make the most of  income

Advice on expenditure reduction, energy deals, energy efficiency grants, price comparisons, help with switching

Advice both in and out of work benefits - Working and Child Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Personal Independence Payments

Help with benefit claims, appeals and representation at Tribunal

Debt Advice

We specialise in solving debt problems and stabilising income.

Difficulties paying credit cards, personal loans, overdrafts, catalogues etc

 

Debt casework, debt counselling, negotiating with creditors to set up sustainable repayments arrangements with lenders

 

Housing arrears, repossessions, evictions, Court hearings

Formal insolvency options with an approved Debt Relief Order Intermediary

 

Accredited by the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) Certificate in Money Advice Practice (MIMA Cert)

 

        Training

Delivered by a specialist trainer to individuals and groups including employees, tenants, community groups and front-line staff

 

We work with individual organisations to provide bespoke courses.

Financial wellbeing workshops

 

We train advisers & staff to have up to date knowledge in all money and debt topics, including budgeting, benefits, debt guides

 

Popular courses include our ‘Money MOT’ ‘Introduction to Money Advice’ and ‘Dealing with Debt’

 

Sessions available from full day courses to lunchtime sessions and bitesize learning

 

                 

Expertise in  financial wellbeing, fuel poverty, child poverty, financial inclusion and anti-poverty strategies, money advice, debt advice delivery

 

We work with media to highlight local and national issues and campaign for change

 

Our media credits include television appearances Week In Week Out, X Ray, Red Dragon radio, Radio Cardiff, The World Tonight

 

We work with organisations to ensure best practice, the provision of financial wellbeing and implementing money advice services

Puplic speaking engagements at meetings and corporate events

Consultancy

How It Works

We work with companies to create debt and money advice packages offered in house

We have a wide range of ways to access - fixed sessions within the workplace or access directly by staff/resident self referral

We work on a fixed fee basis charged to contracting companies with competitive rates and no hidden charges

We do not charge individuals for debt advice and the associated casework, meeting our core value that those with problem debts should not be further burdened

We provide our ‘Money MOTs’ on a fixed fee charged basis to individuals. We do not offer this as part of our services with contracting organisations, only to consumers directly subject to income checks **

 

We are not able to provide debt advice to consumers who contact us directly outside of contracting organisations, we will however assist in finding free sources of help 

Legal information

Licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide Debt Counselling, Debt Adjustment & Credit Information Services

Accredited by the Institute of Money Advisers. Hold a Certificate of Practice in Money Advice

Debt Relief Order Approved Intermediary 

Full Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance

Member of Advice UK & the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA)

Who We Work With

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - FRN:618806

 
07969 164283
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