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Access to Financial Services - Weblinks

Association of British Insurers (ABI)

Represents the collective interests of the UK insurance industry. The association speaks out on issues of common interest; helps to inform and participate in debates on public policy issues; and also acts as an advocate for high standards of customer service in the insurance industry.

Loan Shark Team

Helps people having problems with illegal moneylenders. Deals with other bodies such as the Police, voluntary agencies and debt advice agencies to provide support to those who need it. Victims of loan sharks can get advice and support. The team will also investigate and prosecute loan sharks.

British Bankers' Association

This is the leading UK banking and financial services trade association and acts on behalf of its members on domestic and international issues. Its 225 banking members are from 60 different countries and collectively provide the full range of banking and financial services.

Responsible Finance

Responsible Finance is the trade association for Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are sustainable, independent financial institutions that provide capital and support to enable individuals or organisations to develop and create wealth in disadvantaged communities or under-served markets.

Step Change Debt Charity

The Step Change Debt Charity is a registered charity whose purpose is to assist people who are in financial difficulty by providing free, independent, impartial and realistic advice.

Financial Ombudsman

The Financial Ombudsman is an independent service that will investigate customer complaints with financial businesses, once the business has been given an opportunity to resolve the complaint..

Guardian Money

The Guardian newspaper's financial information website offering general news and information on financial matters.

HM Treasury

The Treasury is the United Kingdom's economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the Government's financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.

National Housing Federation (NHF)

A listing of information and articles related to Financial Inclusion on the NHF website


A UK charity providing free tax advice to people who cannot afford to pay a professional adviser. The service is independent and confidential.

This is Money

From the publishers of the Daily Mail, a site offering a wide range of financial information on saving, banking, credit, loans, insurance and many other subjects.

VouchedFor – Birmingham

VouchedFor aims to increase transparency and public access to good independent financial and legal advice.