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Our Impact

507

In 2019/20, we provided 507 training places to 43 free to access Wiseradviser courses 

16,260

We delivered financial education sessions to 16,260 pupils in schools across Scotland during 2019/20

1,450

We helped 1,450 people who contacted our digital project in 2019/20

Latest stories

  • Our new plan

    We’re pleased to share our new plan, our strategic approach to how we address both existing issues and new ones resulting from the pandemic. We focus on three key areas: supporting advisers, improving financial wellbeing, and influencing fairer policy. Read more

  • Key insights from our new Wellbeing Index

    Read about the key findings from our recent Wellbeing Index, the first report of its kind for advisers in Scotland. Read more

  • Introducing our new CEO

    Introducing our new CEO, Peter Costello. In his own words, Peter tells us about his background and his hopes for MAS. Read more

Latest events

  • Money Works webinar: Scams

    There has been a significant surge in scams, as scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to commit fraud. In this webinar we will be discussing how to identify scams and review different types of money scams. We will also provide tips to avoid falling victim to fraudulent activity and how to keep your money safe. Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88613449125?pwd=MWNNR3NOVkxQSkd4eHNCc052eUFGZz09 Passcode: 567456 Read more

  • Online Train the Trainer – Digital Delivery for Financial Wellbeing 3 August

    This course, new for 2021, will help advisers develop skills to improve clients’ financial wellbeing. Read more

  • Money Works webinar: Car insurance and finance

    There are lots of different costs associated with running and owning a car. In this webinar we will discuss the main topics of insurance and car finance. Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85971681724?pwd=NzB4Ri9qTlZVYzdkd1BOMU1Wc25Cdz09 Passcode: 430463 Read more

  • Money Works webinar: Car insurance and finance

    There are lots of different costs associated with running and owning a car. In this webinar we will discuss the main topics of insurance and car finance. Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83719007662?pwd=MHpjU0tBb25OV3VsdGRrc2xWZlBLZz09 Passcode: 158142 Read more

  • Student Money webinar

    In this webinar we discuss all things student money related: from budgeting to bank accounts, borrowing and more Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81539027184?pwd=TVFkRHNsL09QRjhjeVdxaGh3SzB5dz09 Passcode: 377818 Read more

  • Wellbeing Focus Session

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  • Online Train the Trainer – Digital Delivery for Financial Wellbeing 26 August

    This course, new for 2021, will help advisers develop skills to improve clients’ financial wellbeing. Read more

  • Adviser Wellbeing: Protecting your Wellbeing

    Protecting Your Wellbeing is the second in the Adviser Wellbeing Training series. It focuses on self-care, boundaries and mindfulness techniques. Read more

  • Adviser Wellbeing Training 16 September

    The Adviser’s short web workshop is a two-hour interactive course which aims to support the wellbeing of staff in the Money Advice Sector in Scotland. Read more

  • Manager Wellbeing Training 22 September

    The Manager’s short web workshop is a two-hour interactive course which aims to give managers ideas and strategies for effectively supporting their staff’s wellbeing. Read more

News

  • Payment breaks to end 31 July

    At the end of July, payment breaks for mortgages, loans, and other credit products will come to an end. Read on to find out what this means. Read more

  • MATRICS - new debt advice training programme from 1st April

    From 1st April, the way we deliver debt adviser training in Scotland will be changing. Citizens Advice Scotland and Money Advice Scotland have designed a new blended learning programme for debt advice training and CPD in Scotland as part of their MATRICS partnership. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 20.11.20

    A summary of new FCA guidance as well as an update on support in place for businesses Read more

  • Coronavirus update 2.10.20

    A summary of the UK Government's new Job Support Scheme, the Scottish Government's Self-Isolation Support Grant, and new FCA guidance. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 18.9.20

    A summary of the updated CA guidance for mortgage customers. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 21.8.20

    Information on the limited reopening of face to face advice services. Read more

  • New Money Advice Scotland board members appointed

    As part of our new governance structure, we have appointed four new independent trustees, including a new Chair. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 10.7.20

    A summary of the key points from the UK Government's Summer Statement and Plan for Jobs. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 3.7.20

    Information on the FCA's updated guidance for credit customers. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 19.6.20

    Info on how to get involved with our new wellbeing project, plus some changes to the FCA's mortgage guidance. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 5.6.20

    Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Support Scheme extensions explained, as well as what the new FCA mortgage measures mean. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 21.5.20

    Coronavirus (Scotand) (No 2) Bill explained Read more

  • New Coronavirus Bill to introduce more support for people in debt

    A new Bill introduced by the Scottish Government will set out new changes to the bankruptcy process. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 15.5.20

    What the extension of the Job Retention Scheme means, as well as guidance on what to do if struggling with council tax payments. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 28.4.20

    New FCA measures covering motor finance, payday loans, rent-to-own, and buy now pay later. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 17.4.20

    New FCA measures covering personal loans, credit cards, and overdrafts. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 9.4.20

    What this week's changes to AiB policies and suspension of benefit overpayment recovery mean. Read more

  • Coronavirus update 2.4.20

    A summary of the key updates relating to coronavirus including the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill, and changes to recording in credit reports. Read more

  • Update from our CEO regarding Coronavirus

    Read our CEO's update on how Money Advice Scotland is handling the current situation regarding Coronavirus. Read more

  • Free complex cases training for the advice sector

    We're delighted to be able to run our Complex Cases courses for free to members thanks to funding from Computershare Loan Services and its Charity Donations Fund. Read more

  • New digital resource to tackle financial and digital exclusion

    We’re excited to announce that we’re working on a new digital platform to help those who are digitally or financially excluded navigate online banking. Earlier this month we were successful in a funding bid to work with JP Morgan’s Force for Good project and the team will help us develop a platform that will provide a test environment for individuals who have not used online banking before to familiarise themselves with how it works. Read more