Happy New Year to all our members and supporters!

As we step into the new year, we are driven by a steadfast commitment to reshaping the financial landscape, fostering compassion, and driving positive change. In this overview, we unfold our strategic intentions for 2024, outlining initiatives to combat stigmatising language, amplify the voices of the money and debt sector, and safeguard consumer interests.

Addressing stigmatising language in discussions about money and debt

In the upcoming year, our primary focus is dismantling the stigmatisation entrenched in discussions about money and debt. Words possess immense power over perceptions, and our soon-to-launch campaign aims to address subtle biases and stereotypes tied to financial matters. We envision an environment where individuals can openly discuss their financial challenges without judgment. This initiative goes beyond words; it's a narrative reshaping endeavour, striving to eliminate shame and foster understanding. Join us on this journey toward a more compassionate and stigma-free discourse.



Amplifying voices, driving change: Advocacy for the money and debt sector

Another key commitment for this year is to remain a resounding voice for the money and debt adviser sector. Throughout the coming year, we pledge an unwavering focus on advocating for the sector, ensuring that the opinions and insights of advisers and their clients are not just acknowledged but integral to decision-making processes.

Through our advocacy initiatives, we aim to elevate the sector's voice on issues directly impacting advisers and clients. Whether addressing systemic challenges, advocating for policy changes, or ensuring fair representation, our commitment to championing those working tirelessly in the money and debt sector remains resolute. Stay tuned for updates on our advocacy efforts as we navigate the intricate terrain of financial wellbeing, ensuring the voices of advisers and clients serve as catalysts for positive change.

Join us at our next members' policy forum on March 13th at 2pm to share your views on policy issues affecting the money and debt advice sector. To register a place at the forum, click here. If you are not yet a member of Money Advice Scotland, you can find out more about our membership scheme here.



Safeguarding consumer interests

As stewards of financial wellbeing, safeguarding consumers in the dynamic landscape of money and debt remains pivotal in the upcoming year. Our unwavering commitment to consumer protection stands as a cornerstone of our platform.

Through advocacy, informative campaigns, and collaborative efforts with stakeholders, we pledge to actively protect consumers from policies and practices that may result in harm. This includes shedding light on emerging issues, advocating for stronger consumer rights, and holding accountable those who may exploit vulnerabilities. Money Advice Scotland will serve as a beacon of information, empowering consumers to make informed decisions about their financial wellbeing.

In conclusion, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey towards a financially empowered Scotland. Together, let's make 2024 a year of positive change, empowerment, and collective prosperity.