DAF News

We are proud to support this year’s Financial Capability Week

Debt Advice Foundation aims to get people to “Talk Money” 

 
Launching Monday 13 November, FinCap Week will celebrate, showcase and amplify the work underway to improve financial capability in the UK and ultimately, to improve financial well-being. 
 

Debt Advice Foundation shortlisted for charity funding

Financial capability project in the running to receive a share of £120,000 

 
Following a thorough two-stage application process, Debt Advice Foundation’s educational programme DebtAware has been announced as one of five campaigns to potentially win a share of funds from the OneFamily Foundation. 
 

Lead generators: Making money from debt

Are you struggling with debt? Why you should be wary of “introducers” 

 

New project looks at how debt affects relationships

New resource for debt advisers to help couples struggling with debt

 
Research charity OnePlusOne has worked with Debt Advice Foundation and other debt charities to explore how being in financial difficulties can also put pressure on relationships, leading to the launch of the Debt and Relationships Project. 
 

Debt Advice Foundation implements new universal debt-calculating tool

Debt helpline now using the Standard Financial Statement for all calls

 
The charity’s advisers are now using the Money Advice Service’s new guidelines, known as the Standard Financial Statement (SFS) when speaking to callers about their income and expenditure. 
 

Debt worries in retirement

One in four people retiring this year expects to do so in debt according to new report

 
Prudential’s Class Of 2017 report also states that those retiring in debt do so owing an average of £24,300, up from one in five last year.
 

Unsolicited calls from Debt Advice Foundation

Have you had a call from us that you didn’t ask for?

 
Please be aware that we have had a number of enquiries from members of the public to say they have missed a call from our 0800 helpline number, but we have not called them. 
 

Top tips to surviving financial difficulty

How to survive being in debt

 
There is no typical person who is most likely to get into debt. It can literally happen to anyone, at any time. Often there is a ‘shock’ which radically lowers household income, such as job loss or the end of a relationship. With many people having little savings, they can find they are no longer able to repay monthly credit commitments or start to run up debts to meet living costs.

Debt Advice Foundation passes with flying colours

Quality mark retained after audit

 
Staff at Debt Advice Foundation are celebrating after successfully maintaining the charity’s Advice Quality Standard (AQS) approved status, a nationally recognised quality mark for organisations who provide free and independent advice to members of the public.  
 

New help for home improvement workers to tackle problem debt

Two charities have formed an alliance to tackle the impact of low income and debt