Free independent help and advice
Don’t suffer in silence. If you’re worried about money, talk to someone. These organisations offer free support and guidance.
Organisations offering free support:
Guidance from MoneyHelper
Help from Citizens Advice
Mental Health and Money Advice
- Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing mental health and money worries
- Specialist knowledge of benefits, managing money and mental health care
- Award-winning UK-wide online advice service
We Are Digital – Free help on how to use the Internet
- Free one to one training over the phone
- Topics include; Internet Banking, online food shopping, booking a doctor’s appointment, using a website, staying in touch with friends and family through video calls, and more
Call: 0345 222 0333
Lines open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Those who are Deaf and use British Sign Language (BSL) can book a session using BSL SignVideo. Available on Safari, Chrome or Firefox web browsers.
Customers who have hearing loss or a speech impairment can use the service through Relay UK.
Remember, we’ll never get in touch to ask you to move money to another account, for your banking details or to take control of a computer. The organisations listed on this page won’t do this either.
Support from your government
Your national government are able to provide help and guidance on a range of benefits and housing options that you may be eligible for:
Important: the content of this page is not intended to be taken as financial advice or recommendation from MBNA. You should seek independent financial advice if you’re unsure about your financial needs.
How could a debt management company help me?
A debt management company could help you manage your debts and negotiate with your creditors to try to reduce your overall payments, making a difficult financial situation easier to control.
They assess what you can realistically repay each month and create a debt management plan for you. They’ll also contact your creditors to negotiate a repayment term or amount.
A debt management company will manage your repayments from a monthly payment you make to them – you’ll receive regular progress updates and, in most cases, you’ll no longer be contacted by your creditors. Your circumstances will also be monitored to make sure your plan stays on track.
Just keep in mind, some debt management companies charge service fees but not the ones on this page. Plans are subject to status and signing up will affect your credit record, as well as your ability to obtain credit in future.