Helping to manage your money



A new website to help people manage their money has been launched this week.


Cardiff Council's Money Advice Team has developed a brand new website providing support for residents on a range of financial matters including budgeting, claiming benefits grants and discounts, debt advice and income maximisation.


The new site provides a wealth of information on different money-related topics and includes a section about money matters during the COVID-19 outbreak, giving advice on issues like employment, housing advice and getting food and essentials.


Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Dealing with money issues can be confusing and if you're not sure how things like credit or mortgages work, people could end up losing out financially or getting into debt.


"Our trained staff can help people find solutions that work best for them and last year, the team helped people claim more almost £15m worth of benefits they didn't know they were entitled to and helped save customers more than £1m on their outgoings.


"The new website is clear and simple, with easy to find information and support on a range of money matters. It's more important than ever that we make this information available and easily accessible for people. At this time, when our face-to-face services from our community hubs have been reduced because of the pandemic,this is a really valuable resource for our customers.


"Many individuals and households across the city will no doubt be feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 emergency so it's important that customers know that our Money Advice team is still here to help. Our Adviceline remains open six days a week and customers can also contact the team through the website."


Visit the new Money Advice website at