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Index of UK Financial Advice


Financial Advice, Guidance and useful Information


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Credit Cards

What is a Credit Card ?

About Adverse Credit Cards

About Affinity Credit Cards

About Credit Card Benefits - Checklist

About Credit Card Fraud Prevention

What is Chip and Pin ?


About Bad Credit Loans

About Bridging Loans

About Car Finance Loans

About Choosing a Loan Provider

About Commercial Loans

About Debt Consolidation Loans

About Home Improvement Loans

About Interest Rate Information on Loans

About Loans - Checklist

About Personal Loans

About Secured Loans

About Signing the Loan Agreement

About Student Loans

About Tenant Loans

About Unsecured Loans

Problems when Borrowing

About County Court Judgements

About Credit Ratings

About Credit Reference Information

About Credit Refusal

About Loan Advice - Think before you borrow

About Loan and Credit Card Repayment Problems

Business Finance

About Asset Finance

About Business Banking

About Business Protection

About Factoring

About Funding your Business

About Self Employed Pensions

About Starting a Business - Checklist

About Venture Capital

Savings and Investment

About Avoiding Investment Scams

About Current Accounts

About High Interest Bonds

About Investment Bonds

About ISAs

About Offshore Banking

About Online Banking

About PEPs

About Saving for children

About Savings Accounts

About TESSAs

About The Banking Code

About Tracker Funds

About Unit Trusts

About Venture Capital Trusts

Share Dealing

About Buying Shares

About Capital Gains Tax

About Dividends

About Investing in Shares - Pros and Cons

About Share and Investment Clubs

About Shares

About Types of Shares


About Buying a House

About Buying your Council House

About Buy-to-Let-Mortgages

About Commercial Mortgages

About Current Account Mortgages

About Endowment Policies

About Equity Release Mortgages

About Flexible Mortgages

About Interest Only Mortgage

About ISA Linked Mortgage

About NonStatus Mortgages

About Mortgages - Checklist

About Mortgage Indemnity Insurance

About Mortgages and the Self Employed

About Pension linked Mortgages

About Remortgages

About Repayment Mortgages

About Types of Mortgage Interest Rates

What is a Mortgage ?


About Pension Simplification

About Pensions

Personal Insurance

About Extended Warranties

About Home Insurance - Buildings and Contents

About Motor Insurance

About Payment Protection Insurance

About Private Medical Insurance

About Travel Insurance

Business Insurance

About Contents Insurance

About Getting The Right Insurance Cover

About Insuring Your Business Premises

About Making a Claim

About Motor Insurance

About Reducing Risks

About Specialist Insurance

About Working from Home

Government Assistance

About Budgeting Loans

About Social Fund Crisis Loan

About Student Help

Government Departments

Adjudicators Office

Bona Vacantia



Charity Commission

Citizens Advice Consumer Service

Community Legal Advice

Community Legal Service CLS*

Companies House

Consumer Direct

Consumer Gateway*


Court Service*

Customs & Excise*

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BERR

Department for Constitutional Affairs*

Department for Culture Media and Sport DCMS

Department for Education and Skills*

Department for Inovation, Universities and Skills DIUS

Department for Trade & Industry DTI*

Department for Transport

Department of Health

Department Work and Pensions


Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA

Driving Standards Agency DSA


Electronic Library for Social Care*

Enviroment Agency

Financial Services Authority FSA

Food Standards Agency

Foreign & Commonwealth Office FCO

Government Actuarys Department GAD

Health and Safety Executive HSE

Her Majesty's Court Service HMCS

Her Majestys Stationery Office HMSO*

Highways Agency HA

HM Land Registry*

HM Revenue and Customs HMRC

HM Treasury

Identity Passport Service IPS

Information Commissioners Office ICO

Inland Revenue*

Insolvency Service


Land Registry Direct

Maritime and Coastguard Agency MCA

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Justice

National Savings & Investments

NHS Direct

Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority OPRA*

Office of Communications Ofcom

Office of Fair Trading

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets OFGEM

Office of Public Sector Information OPSI

Office of Telecommunications OFTEL*

Office of the Information Commissioner*

Office of the Public Guardian OPG*

Office of Water Services OFWAT

Pensions Regulator

Public Guardianship Office PGO

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency SPVA

Small Business Service SBS

Social Care Online

The Government Gateway

The Home Office

The Patent Office*

The Pensions Service

Trade Partners UK*

Trading Standards

UK Border Agency

UK Intellectual Property Office

UK Online*

UK Trade & Investment UKTI

UK Visas*

United Kingdom Passport Service*

Valuations Office Agency VOA

Vehicle & Operator Services Agency VOSA

Vehicle Certification Agency VCA

Veterans Agency*

Please note: * = previous names for government departments

Financial Associations

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Better Payment Practice Campaign

British Venture Capital Association

Business Debtline

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Council of Mortgage Lenders

Financial Ombudsman Service

Housing Corporation

National DebtLine

Financial Books

Index of Financial Books available from Amazon UK

Financial Books covering Money Management, Financial Planning, Debt, Mortgages, Business Loans, Investing, Shares and more..

The Times Tax Saver's Guide 2003/2004

Your Money or your Life - A Practical Guide to Solving Your Financial Problems and Affording a Life You'll Love

Winning with Shares - Investing Wisely and Profitably in the Stock Market

The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages

Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom

Tips and Traps When Mortgage Hunting

The Intelligent Investor

Give Yourself Credit - A Basic Plan for Surviving Credit Card Debt

Successful Business Borrowing - How to Plan and Negotiate a Loan

21 Success Secrets of Self-made Millionaires - How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible

Stock Investing for Dummies

Start Up Financing - Hundreds of Ways to Get the Cash You Need to Start or Expand Your Business

Small Business Guide to Borrowing Money

Slash Your Mortgage - Home Loans Rip-off Exposed

Modern Residential Financing Methods - Tools of the Trade

Property Ladder - How to Make £££s Out of Property

Mortgages for Dummies

Managing your Money

The Unofficial Guide to Minding Your Money

Managing Debt

Making Mortgages Work for You

Life After Debt: Get Your Finances Back on Track (Which? Consumer Guides)

Investing Online for Dummies

How to Be Rich

How to Read the Financial Pages

Home Buying for Dummies

Charles Schwab's Guide to Financial Independence

The Complete Guide to Debt Recovery

The " Which?" Guide to Giving and Inheriting -Tax-efficient Ways to Pass on Money, Property and Other Valuables

Getting Started in Stocks

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt & Live Prosperously

First Steps in Shares - Financial Times

Financial Security in Troubled Times - What You Need to Do Now

Everything Money Book

Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living

Complete Small Business Loan Kit

Buying to Rent - The Key to Your Financial Freedom

The Buy to let Bible

106 Mortgage Secrets All Homebuyers Must Learn - But Lenders Don't Tell


Tax Allowances

Currency Conversion

Changing your currency


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