Help Managing Money for Yourself or Others

Sometimes dealing with your personal finances can be a complex and demanding task. Luckily, if you are struggling, there are various ways that you can get help – either for yourself or for others. Here we hope to give you an overview of some of the options available, from guidance on budgeting to obtaining the power of attorney for a friend or family member.

  • Budgeting

    Whatever your income, if you spend more than you earn, you will find yourself at best with debts to repay or – at worst – in court. In order to Read More

  • Basic bank account

    A basic bank account is a simple account which doesn’t have an overdraft allowance. However, it does allow you to receive payments, pay in cheques, withdraw money, and set up Read More

  • Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a new method of receiving a selection of benefits and tax credits in a simple, single monthly instalment. It is paid into an account of your choice, Read More

  • Financial Education

    BBA members continue to work with key stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of financial education, not just at the school level, but for people of all ages.

  • Power of attorney

    Banks and building societies understand that it is sometimes necessary for a customer’s account to be handled by another person. If you are given the authority to handle another person’s Read More

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