In June we launched MoneyHelperOpens in a new window, the single gateway for money and pensions guidance over the phone, online and face- to- face. To date the new MoneyHelper website has already been visited by nearly 10% of the UK population, who have viewed over 20 million pages, accessing the help that they need.
I think Josie’s* story really encapsulates what MoneyHelper is there to do. In her words:
“I was in quite a bad place when it comes to money. I’d wake up in the morning and the first thing I thought about was my bank account. I’d check to see what’s coming in and what’s going out every day, and just generally worry…
"Thankfully, MoneyHelper put me in touch with a free debt adviser to get the emergency support I needed. Now I’m able to save at least something every month, and hopefully, in just over 18 months, I should be debt-free.
“In just two weeks, I feel much more positive and, while the actual amount coming in hasn’t necessarily changed, because I’ve learned how to manage and organise my finances, I feel like I have more money. Being more financially savvy has made me feel a lot better and I’m now feeling a lot more confident and positive about my future.”
*Not her real name