Money Links


General Money Links

BBC Money

Section of the BBC website dedicated to information about your money.

Mortgages - A Basic Guide from the BBC

Section of the BBC website dedicated to information about mortgages.

Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

Adviceguide provides information on your rights, including benefits, housing, family matters and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.

Car Finance 247

Carfinance247 provide loans for anyone looking to purchase a new or a used car, no matter what their financial circumstances. They can also provide market leading rates on van finance and motorbike finance too!

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice.

Check if you can get legal aid

Legal aid could help pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court. You'll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your financial situation.

Financial Ombudsman Service

The independent service for settling disputes between businesses providing financial services and their customers.

Financial Conduct Authority

We regulate the financial services industry in the UK. Our aim is to protect consumers, ensure our industry remains stable and promote healthy competition between financial services providers.

Helpucover

Whether you need Pet Insurance, an affordable Sports Injury Insurance, Life Insurance Cover, Multi Appliance Warranty, Car Value Protector (Gap Car Insurance) helpucover offers all the protection you'd expect, and quite a lot more.

HowToWriteaWill.org

Find out all there is to know about Will writing at howtowriteawill.org

Making a Will

Making a Will provides general information on preparing a will and the consequences of passing away without having made one.

Institute of Money Advisers

The Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) is the only professional body acting solely for money advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The IMA is a charitable company formed in June 2006, having previously operated as the Money Advice Association, which was originally established in 1984.

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service website and publications are here to help you manage your money better and make informed choices. They are intended for customers of UK financial services who live in the UK. Our Money Advice Line can give you information and advice about your money on 0300 500 5000.

Money Saving Expert

Martin Lewis’s free site saves you money. Beat the system on credit cards, shopping, special offers, mortgages, council tax, interest rate payments, freebies, loans, loopholes, best buys. Compare, read, discuss and be a Money Expert.

Money Saving Tips - Sayvrs.com

Take advantage of the many money saving tips on the Sayvrs blog, a free resource for anyone needing advice on how to save money at home, at work or at play.

Mortgage Calculator - Calculate Monthly Repayments

Use the calculator to work out what your monthly repayments would be, depending on the mortgage size, interest rate and repayment term.

North Wales Credit Union

With North Wales Credit Union (incorporating Wrexham County Borough Credit Union), our members can access affordable loans and have the opportunity to save on a regular basis with payroll deduction available, through some employers. Our aim is to provide an independent financial cooperative offering a quality personal service to it’s members.

The Pensions Advisory Service

The Pensions Advisory Service, is an independent non-profit organisation that provides free information, advice and guidance on the whole spectrum of pensions covering State, company, personal and stakeholder schemes.

Pension Calculator

Knowing roughly what you can expect from your pension contributions in the long run can allow you the opportunity to adjust your current savings to achieve the level of income that you desire in retirement.

Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman investigates and decides complaints and disputes about the way that pension schemes are run.

StepChange

Free advice on problem debt based on what's best for you.

Tax Calculator

The calculator on this page can help you estimate your tax burden. Using figures provided by the UK government, our calculator gives you both an outline of what to expect to pay in tax, as well as a detailed breakdown of exactly how your taxes are spent.

unbiased.co.uk - the professional advice website

Welcome to unbiased.co.uk, your portal for finding local, professional advice from an independent financial adviser (IFA), a whole of market mortgage adviser, an accountant or a solicitor. Choose your requirements and receive details of unbiased, qualified advisers close to your home or office.

VouchedFor – Wrexham

The VouchedFor – Wrexham page lists financials advisers in the local area which have been well reviewed by clients; our aim is increase transparency and public access to good financial advice.

Wills and Wills - Everything you need to know about making wills and making a will online

This is a blog to help make people aware of what can happen if one does not write a Will. The blog will cover all aspects of Will writing, what is included in a Will and how to make a Will. It may look bare at the moment, but each day a new post will be written providing more information than ever before about Will writing.

Welsh Local Government Association

The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local authorities in Wales.

Debt, Bankruptcy & Endowments

Debt Charities

StepChange

Free advice on problem debt based on what's best for you.

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of 58 centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its unique, in-depth service. Wrexham CAP, Monday - Wednesday. 0800 328 0006 or 01978 266975, wrexham@capuk.org.

Lifeline for Wrexham people with money problems (Shelter Cymru's Wrexham Community Money Advice project)

Shelter Cymru's Wrexham Community Money Advice project has a team of trained debt advisers in Wrexham who can give free, independent and confidential advice, fact to face or by phone or email. Call Shelter Cymru Advice & Support Services on 0845 075 5005 and ask for Debt Advice or email moneyadvice@sheltercymru.org.uk.

National DebtLine

National Debtline is a national telephone helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland. Our service is free, confidential and independent. At National Debtline we are committed to answering your call and then discussing your debt problems with you and the options available to you. The specialist advice that we give over the telephone is backed up with written self-help materials which we can send out to you for free. If your circumstances meet certain criteria, we can, if you are interested, assist in setting up a Debt Management Plan for you, for free.

Other Debt help sites

Are you affected by the Credit Crunch?

Please don't ignore this, Wrexham Council has provided you with some useful links to both Council Services and external sites which may be able to help you with your situation.

Bank accounts for bad credit

Information on bank accounts for people with bad credit. Discussed are the various types of accounts including the Post Office account, Basic bank accounts and prepaid cards.

Bankruptcy Advice Service

The Bankruptcy Advice Service operates on the principle of offering best advice to individuals and businesses who are facing hard times and need help. This includes a confidential, telephone consultation with a professional Bankruptcy Advisor. The Bankruptcy Advice Service will look at all the options available and if alternatives to bankruptcy exist these will be fully and simply explained. Helping people take control of their debts and make the best decision for a robust and secure financial future.

BankruptcyHelp.org.uk

BankruptcyHelp.org.uk is an online resource and community site for people considering bankruptcy. It is frequented by leading authorities on debt and debt management and receives 3,000 unique visitors a month.

The IVA Community

IVA Help, IVA Advice, and IVA Resources - Free Information about Individual Voluntary Arrangements from IVA.net, including resources on budgeting, money saving tips, creditor harassment as well as extensive information about other debt solutions.

The IVA Service

Helps consumers find the legal professional they need no matter where they're located in the UK for advice in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA).

Piggy Bankrupt

Piggy Bankrupt provides information on bankruptcy in the UK. Topics covered include bank accounts, the process of going bankrupt and bankruptcy discharge. You can read the experiences of others and find out where to seek advice.

Vincent Bond & Co

Vincent Bond & Co offer a range of services to people who are facing financial difficulties. Solutions differ depending on your individual situation and often there may be more than one solution that could fit..

GOV.UK Links

Money and tax

Includes VAT, debt and inheritance tax.

Apply for a Budgeting Loan

You can apply for a Budgeting Loan if you or your partner are getting a low income benefit and need help buying things like furniture, clothes or certain expenses to do with living or working.

Apply for Children's Bonds

Children's Bonds make great gifts at birthdays and Christmas – either for your own child or for your (great) grandchild. With an initial minimum investment of just £25, you can start a long-term investment that grows as the child does.

Apply for Premium Bonds

Premium Bonds offer a way of investing anything from 100 to 30,000. Each month a draw is made and around 56m is won by Premium Bond holders. The top prize is a 1m jackpot.

Self Assessment - your tax return

Complete an Individual Self Assessment Tax Return form from HM Revenue & Customs.

Court claims, debt and bankruptcy

Includes recovering debts, registering for bankruptcy and as a creditor.

Wrexham County Borough Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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