The best and most reliable uk debt advice, A review of the organisations providing free help with a debt problem

by admin on 1 September 2007

Where to get the Best Free Debt Advice

There are many organizations in the UK providing free debt advice and disseminating debt information, these organizations range from charities, government agencies, not-for-profit and private companies, community groups and even private individuals.

UK Debt Advice

With such a large number and range of choices for debt advice it seems difficult to know where to start or who to trust with your debt problem. Need an impartial review of the UK organizations providing free debt advice? No problem, Debt Secrets to the rescue! Here we have summarized some of the UK debt organizations and charities who provide the best and most professional free debt advice in the UK. (If you have any comments on your experience with debt advice providers in the UK then please do comment!)

Citizens Advice Bureau
Check the yellow pages or their website for your local office
See this website for their on-line guide to debt.
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You can get face to face free debt advice at your local CAB.
Notes
While I believe the CAB provides an excellent service I have heard reports that the quality of the debt advice can vary and may not include all options. They are at times staffed by volunteers.

Consumer Credit Counselling Services
0800 138 1111
Free UK debt advice
Free debt management plans
Plan to provide cheap IVAs in the future
Strong Points
Great budget advice.
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Excellent free online web based application that summarizes your financial situation and offers you debt advice. It’s called Debt remedy see it here

National Debt Line
0808 808 4000
A Charity part of the money advice trust.
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Provides lots of information packs and advice sheets. See http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/agency_information.php

Credit Action
A Charity for National money education
Provide free debt advice but focuses on helping people manage their money better.
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Has money saving ideas information in their resources and downloads section

Pay plan
0800 917 7823
A Company Funded by donations from the credit industry. It is affiliated with the National Debt Line charity.
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Free debt advice
Free debt management plans

Insolvency Service
0845 602 9848
Government Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry
The insolvency service gives specific advice on insolvency.
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You can also get assistance with filling out your bankruptcy forms.

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dancingqueen May 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

And not forgetting Christians Against Poverty, of course – a national network of 134 debt advice centres offering free, impartial face-to-face debt advice to anyone struggling with debt. http://www.capuk.org

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