Useful links

A selection of websites that we hope will be of interest and help to you

Essex Savers, its subsidiaries and associates are not responsible for the content of external websites or for material downloaded from such websites.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme
FSCS is the compensation fund of last resort for customers of authorised financial services firms.
Prudential Regulation Authority
The PRA regulates and supervises around 1,700 banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and investment firms.
Financial Conduct Authority
The FCA exists to make sure that financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal.
Essex Citizens Advice Bureau
Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Money Advice Service
Free unbiased advice on managing your money.
National Debtline
Free confidential debt advice.
StepChange Debt Charity
StepChange is an independent charity dedicated to overcoming problem debt.
MoneySavingExpert.com
MSE is dedicated to cutting your costs; finding deals; beating the system and fighting your corner.
The Skint Dad Blog
Based on one man's experiences – a site that could help to make your money go further.
mySupermarket
A tool to help you compare supermarket prices. Often producing savings of up to 20%.
MyEnergyCredit
Helps people claim money back that may have been left behind when they switched their energy supplier.
SAYNOTO0870.COM
Website to check and see if there's an alternative to using a company's usual Premium Rate number.
mylostaccount
Website to check whether you have money in a forgotten bank or building society account.
Turn2us
Turn2us helps people gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.
entitledto
A site that can help identify benefits you may be entitled to.
Ruskin College
Ruskin College offers courses for working class men and women who missed out on education first time round.
Lighthouse Furniture Project
Provides those in need with good quality second-hand furniture, white goods and household items at affordable prices.