Get independent advice
There are a number of organisations that can offer independent advice online, face-to-face or over the phone.
Scotland's Financial Health Service – find information and advice on debt, managing money, housing, homelessness and ethical lending
National Debtline – get free, confidential and independent debt advice on 0808 808 4000
Citizens Advice – visit your nearest bureau to speak to somebody face-to-face, or call 0808 800 9060
Shelter Scotland – call the free helpline for housing advice on 0808 800 4444
Money Advice Scotland – find details of agencies that give independent financial advice, call 0141 572 0237
Speak to a money adviser
Money advisers can give confidential, independent and reliable advice about your situation.
Search for money advisers in your area.
Financial Health Check
The Financial Health Check service offers money advice to older people and families.
It can show you how to make the most of your income and make sure that you're not paying more than you need to for basic services like gas, electricity and broadband.
It can help you find out:
- what benefits you can get
- how to save money on your bills
- what other money you may be entitled to
You can talk to Financial Health Check advisors by calling 0800 085 7145 or meeting them in person at your local Citizens Advice Bureau.