Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. Because we're a debt charity, you can be sure that the advice we provide is impartial and based solely on what is best for you.
If you have a debt problem, Debt Advice Foundation can help you understand which options are available to you and will recommend the debt solution that is right for your situation. Our aim is to help you regain control of your finances by:
If you are struggling to keep up with credit card, loan or debt consolidation repayments, have arrears or are facing legal action from lenders as a result of being unable to repay your unsecured or secured debts, our debt helpline advisors are standing by waiting to help.
We advise on the full range of debt solutions including Bankruptcy, Debt Relief Orders, Free Debt Management Plans, IVAs, Trust Deeds, LILAs, Debt Arrangement Scheme, Administration Orders and Debt Consolidation.
If you need to talk to someone in confidence about your options, there's no need to wait or book an appointment, our free debt advice helpline is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm on 0800 043 40 50.
Debt Advice Foundation is a registered debt charity (1148498) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 692492).
The charity holds the Advice Service Alliance’s Advice Quality Standard (AQS) and is listed by Money Advice Service as an accredited, free provider of debt advice on its online debt advice locator page (the Money Advice Service is an independent service set up by government to help people manage their money).
The charity is a member of AdviceUK, the UK's largest support network for free, independent advice centres and all of the charity's advisers are members of the Institute of Money Advisers, a charitable body that aims to promote free money advice and develop professional standards.
DebtAware is the name of our financial education and information work.
We believe that many people find themselves in serious debt because they have never been taught how to manage money.
We take financial education into the heart of primary schools, because young people should be given the chance to learn money skills at the earliest opportunity.
Find out more at www.debtaware.org.