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Financial and debt advice

Financial Advice

Financial services can be confusing.  You may be looking for advice on debt management or help with budgeting.  We have lots of organisations that offer support, knowing where to go for the right advice is important.

On Suffolk InfoLink we list services that can help with information, signposting and support about:

  • Benefits and allowances, tax, pensions, managing direct payments and personal assistants
  • Money worries – budgeting, advice on increasing income and reducing expenditure
  • Grants and Funding – information on charitable grants and funding support for individuals and families 
  • Business grants, funding and support 

See  Suffolk InfoLink | Listings in Money  for organisations that offer support on these issues 

Debt Advice

Organisations and individuals who give debt advice must be accredited with the Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Organisations offering debt advice must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to carry out regulated financial service activities

To check if a financial adviser is registered with the FCA see the Financial Services Register

See Suffolk InfoLink | Listings in Advice for community organisations in Suffolk that are registered with the FCA to give debt advice

Debt advice in Suffolk

Citizens Advice can help you with free independent information and specialist advice. See Citizens Advice Help with debt. Find your local Citizens Advice service on Suffolk InfoLink: Suffolk InfoLink | Service Listings

If you need help managing your money you can get free debt advice and information from MoneyHelper

National Debtline

Get free, confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems in the UK from the National Debtline: www.nationaldebtline.org

Telephone: 0808 808 4000
Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, 9:30am to 1pm

Benefits and help

For information about what benefits are available and what you may be entitled to, how to apply and where to get help in applying, visit the the GOV.UK website.  https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

For free advice and guidance on the full range of benefits you may be entitled to please visit your local Citizens Advice 

Information on grants and financial support offered by Suffolk County Council  including the Household Support Grant and Local Welfare Assistance Scheme

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