The Money Advice Service

Helping you make the most of your money

Whatever the situation with your finances, it's good to know you're on top of things and are making the most of what you have.

The Money Advice Service is here to help. It offers clear and unbiased money advice and information to help you make the most of your money, whatever your circumstances - and it's free.

About the Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service is an independent organisation set up by the Government. It has a range of free and unbiased tools and advice for first time buyers, including how much you can afford to borrow, taking out a mortgage, and a money timeline.

The Money Advice Service is independent and unbiased so it won't recommend any particular products or try to sell you anything. It was set up by government and is funded by a levy on the financial services industry.

You can access their services by:

The Homes and Communities Agency believes everyone proposing to buy their own home and obtain a mortgage should be aware of what they are taking on, and what they can afford.

You should also have continued support after purchasing and the Money Advice service can offer that support by providing you with the tools to assess your financial health on an on going basis, work out priority payments such as your mortgage, and obtain help and support if your circumstances change and you need some extra advice.

The tools available through The Money advice service can also help purchasers if you are thinking of staircasing or paying back you second charge or just want to reassess your situation.

For further details and to find a link to the Money Advice health check tool, download the Money Advice Service Flyer.