Neil Findlay MSP has pledged his support for Money Advice Scotland and the development of free, impartial and confidential money advice.
Money Advice Scotland is a registered charity and in addition to training money advisers and delivering financial education, the organisation has launched a new Helpline offering access to free, impartial money advice services across Scotland.
The new helpline was launched on 1st October 2017 and members of the public can call the helpline between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 731 4722.
Neil Findlay MSP for the Lothian region, said:
“I am delighted to support Money Advice Scotland in its work to promote financial health and wellbeing for the people of Scotland.
“Total household debt has increased to its highest level since November 2008 as rising prices for essentials and falling real incomes are stretching household budgets to breaking point.
The helpline is a vital resource for people living in Lothian and I would encourage anyone facing financial difficulties to get in touch with the team at Money Advice Scotland.”
Yvonne MacDermid, the Chief Executive of Money Advice Scotland, said:
“With personal debt climbing to levels not witnessed since the financial crisis, it is crucial that people have somewhere to access help both in times of need, but also at an early stage to help guard against problems in the longer run.
“The Money Advice Scotland Helpline is the first point of contact for people with worries about money or debt and we urge anyone looking for help to contact the helpline, as we strive to continue to be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland.”
If you have debt or money worries, please contact Money Advice Scotland Helpline on 0800 731 4722.