Kenneth Gibson MSP has pledged his support for Money Advice Scotland and the development of free, impartial and confidential money advice and financial inclusion.
Money Advice Scotland is a registered charity and in addition to training money advisers at organisations such as North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service (NACAS) and delivering financial education, the organisation has launched a new helpline offering access to free, impartial money advice services across Scotland.
The Money Advice Scotland Helpline was launched on 01 October 2017 and members of the public can call the helpline between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 731 4722.
Kenneth Gibson commented:
“I am delighted to support Money Advice Scotland in its work to promote financial health and wellbeing for the people of North Ayrshire.
“Household debt has increased to its highest level since November 2008 as rising prices for essentials and falling real incomes threaten to stretch household budgets to breaking point. With another £239 million worth of cuts top in last week’s UK Tory Government budget, things are unlikely to get better anytime soon.
“The Money Advice Scotland Helpline is a vital resource for people living in North Ayrshire and I would encourage anyone facing financial difficulties to get in touch with the Money Advice Scotland Helpline on 0800 731 4722.”
You can also contact NACAS 01294 310 456 at or North Ayrshire Council’s Money Matters Team on 01294 310 456.