Financial Advice and Services
Citizens Advice Bureau
Headers: Benefits, Employment, Tax, Debt, Family, Health, Housing, Education, Communicaitons, Consumer Affairs, Travel, Civil Rights, Immigraiton, Legal System
Excellent site that gives basic information on a whole raft of issues to do with daily life, from the pros and cons of debt management companies, to dealing with bailiffs, to detailing your rights as a consumer.
Company Registrations Online
Headers: Form a Company, Names & Searches, Additional Services, Company Documents, Customer Support, Price List
Company Registrations Online is a company formation agent that will arrange the incorporation of your business online, by fax, post, email or via a local rate number, whatever type of limited company you wish to form. You can also use the site to perform company searches. Additional services on offer are accountant introductions, annual compliance service, brass name plates, business advice, company seals, conference facilities, corporate company secretary appointment, domain name registration, hosting solutions, mail forwarding service, nominee shareholders, registered office facility, restoration of dissolved companies, telephone answering service and trademark registration. Company Registrations Online Ltd is based in Stockport, Cheshire.
Consumer Credit Counselling Service
Headers: Free debt management Service
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service is a charity that provides a free debt management service for those who are worried about the amount of credit they have. You can use their "Debtcheck" feature, get budgeting advice, read the extensive FAQs or ask your own question.
Headers: Consumer Credit Monitoring, Identity Fraud Prevention
If you are concerned about your credit history, want to check that your credit information is correct or would like to protect yourself from identity fraud, you can get a free online credit report plus a free trial at CreditExpert. Becoming a full member gives you: access to credit specialists, unlimited access to your credit report and weekly text or email alterts to warn you of potential fraudulent activity.As a member, you can view your National Credit Score. To become a member, or take part in the free trial, you should have a UK address and a valid credit or debit card.
• Special Offers: Free online credit report plus a 30 day free trial
Headers: Debt Management, Self Help Guide
Debts Service offers debt management solutions for people with debts, regardless of current credit status. This is not a debt consolidation service in that you do not take another loan. Submit your details online and you will be contacted by a member of the Debts Solved team to discuss your situation.
Headers: Money, Tax and Benefits
Advice from the government on benefits, taxes, managing money, managing debt, pensions and more.
Financial Ombudsman Service
Headers: Publications, FAQs, News
If you have a dispute with a financial firm, the financial services ombudsman provides a free independent service for resolving disputes.
Finanacial Services Authority
Headers: Consumer Services, Regulatory Informaiton, Resources
Funded by the financial services industry, The FSA is a non governmental body that regulates the financial services industry in the UK.
A more user friendly and jargon free offshoot of the FSA website that is aimed primarily at consumers is www.moneymadeclear.fsa.gov.uk which contains guides concerning everyday financial matters, articles about financial products such as banks accounts, loans, equity release etc. There is also a set of tools that includes mortgage, loan, pension and budget calculators, financial healthcheck and debt test. You can also check the FSA register from here. They also have a section call scams and swindles which contains information on how to protect yourself from unauthorised firms, identity fraud, share scams, chain letters, fake websites and more.
IFA Promotion Ltd
Headers: Businesses, savings & Investments, Mortgages, Pensions, Tax, Protection, Healthcare, Expatriate, Ethical Investing, General Insurance
IFA (Independent Financial Advisors) currently have over 10,000 member IFAs on their database that you can search for free plus there is a wealth of information and advice on a wide range of finance related topics. IFAP in a non profit organisation funded by 26 sponsors which includes Axa, BUPA, Eagle Star and Canada life.
UK Data Ltd
Headers: Credit Reports
If you are looking for information on UK companies, UK Data can provide credit scores, directors information and financial data on over 2 million UK limited companies. There are several reports to choose from ranging in price from £8 to £18. Formed in the 1990s, UK Data is an established credit reporting company.
Headers: Debt Advice
Free confiential and independent advice on debt problems. The National Debtline is a national telephone helpline for people in England Scotland and Wales and is part of the Money Advice Trust which is a registered charity formed to increase the amount of freee money advice to people with debt problems.
Headers: Debt Advice
Free confiential and independent advice for businesses on how to deal with debt problems. As well as advice on how to deal with debts and to increase your income, there is a section on how to approach banckruptcy and/or insolvency. Business Debtline is part of the Money Advice Trust which is a registered charity.
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