From Planning to Execution: Barnet Council’s Guide for Benefits Take-Up Campaigns

From Planning to Execution: Barnet Council’s Guide for Benefits Take-Up Campaigns The London Borough of Barnet launched the “Money Worries?” campaign to ensure that residents know all the support they are eligible for. In this article, we’ll explain the campaign’s objectives, how it was run, its outcomes, and what we learned from it. We also […]

Why Financial Services and Fintech Companies Embed Our Benefits Calculator

Why Financial Services and Fintech Companies Embed Our Benefits Calculator In the UK, over 17.5 million people are financially vulnerable, with nearly 14 million having less than £100 in savings. An unexpected expense could push these individuals into hardship. Additionally, over 7 million families are already struggling, lacking essentials like food and electricity. Against this […]

How our Benefits Calculator Drives Customer Engagement

How our Benefits Calculator Drives Customer Engagement Improving customers’ financial well-being, boosting customer engagement, and ensuring FCA compliance are the main reasons why Financial Service and Fintech companies embed our benefits calculator into their digital platforms. We’ve previously discussed how our calculator can identify an additional £5,000 per year for customers and help firms meet […]

Income Maximisation for Clients with a Deficit Budget

Income Maximisation for Clients with a Deficit Budget The recent report by Money and Pension Service (MaPS) titled “Debt advice clients with deficit budgets” examines the challenges and opportunities faced by Debt Advice Providers (DAPs) when dealing with clients who have a deficit budget. You can access the full report here. According to the report, […]

Stakeholders behind income maximisation

Stakeholders behind income maximisation Over the past year, there has been a shift in the organisations that offer income maximisation services. Traditionally, this support has been provided by Local Authorities, welfare advisers, and housing associations. However, recently, new organisations have started offering support to help people claim the benefits they are eligible for. These new […]

Ensure best outcomes for vulnerable customers

Ensure best outcomes for vulnerable customers It never ceases to amaze us how the FCA bulldoze their financial inclusion agenda exerting all its regulatory and lobbying powers. We are not only tailgating on the FCA agenda to drive our business strategy but it is always a continuous source of professional inspiration and motivation. The FCA […]

Water companies<br>The opportunity of being the canary in the coal mine

Water companies The opportunity of being the canary in the coal mine In the debt advice sector, water companies are sometimes referred to as the canary in the coal mine. In England and Wales, water companies can’t, by law, disconnect or restrict water supply to households if they owe them money. As a result, it […]

Impact of Benefits to Bricks

Impact of Benefits to Bricks The DWP has announced a new initiative to “help first-time buyers and welfare claimants realise the dream of home ownership”. While the Benefits to Bricks details are still scarce, the DWP unveiled two changes for the calculation of means-tested benefits: Mortgage payments will be included in the housing support component. […]

Unclaimed benefits breakdown

Unclaimed benefits breakdown A few weeks ago we shared that over twelve thousand of our users can claim more than £60 million pounds in benefits they are due every year. These extra benefits can increase our users’ income by almost £5,000 per year or £406 per month, which can be a lifeline for low-income households. […]

Most common benefits in the UK

Most common benefits in the UK The welfare system in the UK has hundreds (if not thousands) of interconnected benefits and emergency grants. Moreover, these benefits and grants are managed by the central, regional and local governments as well as charitable organisations. As a result, it is a formidable challenge to get a holistic view […]