This section provides a variety of useful tools to help you budget, plan for your mortgage or plan for your retirement. You'll also find interesting facts and figures.
About MoneyBasics

MoneyBasics is a partnership between Credit Action, Consumer Credit Counselling Service and GE Money. Its aim is to provide simple, clear and independent information about money.


These online calculators include a budget calculator, a credit card repayment calculator, a mortgage calculator and a retirement calculator.

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A selection of useful MoneyBasics Advice Guides about different life events for you to view or download.

Some useful downloads to help you manage your finances - including a budget form and a chart to help you compare credit cards.

Facts & Figures

Statistics on money, home ownership, pension planning and lots more.

Cases Studies

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Real life stories about people who have experienced difficult financial situations and how they dealt with them.


Contact details and links to a variety of organisations offering specialist information and advice.


Frequently Asked Questions.


What is an APR? Find out the meaning of this and other money-related terms here.


MoneyBasics press releases.

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