From 1st July the Council of Mortgage Lenders is integrated into a new trade association, UK Finance. For the time being, all UKF mortgage information will continue to be published on this website, and UKF member-only mortgage information will only be available here.

UK Finance represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation takes on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

Specialist advice may be needed which cannot be obtained from your lender or you might want to seek independent advice about the best course of action for you.

Organisations that can help you with your money problems

Money Advice Service 

They produce useful information for borrowers in difficulty.

Citizens' Advice Bureau

Can help with money and housing problems. Further contact details can be found on the website

National Debtline

Charity offering free, confidential advice including a comprehensive website section on mortgage arrears.

Shelter

Housing charity offering a comprehensive source of advice and information in housing, including avoiding repossession.

Payplan

Free confidential advice on debt problems.

StepChange Debt Charity

Provides free advice on debt management. It has a free national helpline and eight advice centres around the UK.

Debt advice foundation

Free confidential support and advice for anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. Advice is available online or via a free telephone helpline.

Organisations that can help with legal advice

Civil Legal Advice 

The helpline (0845 345 4 345) can provide callers with general housing advice as well as specialist advice for those who are eligible for legal aid.

Law Centres

Law Centres are independent, and employ lawyers and specialist advisers to assist and represent clients in court.