The Institute of Money Advisers is the only professional body acting solely for money advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The IMA is a charitable company formed in June 2006, having previously operated as the Money Advice Association, which was originally established in 1984.
The IMA’s Mission Statement: Assuring quality in the money advice profession.
Our objective is to systematically drive up the standards of advice, by championing professionalism and good practice and regulating compliance with our Professional Code of Conduct.
The Institute aims to
- develop professional standards,
- provide support services to its members,
- promote free money advice, and
- influence policy and practice relating to personal finance.
Get free help
The IMA does not provide money advice to indebted individuals, but please find below information on a range of agencies which may be able to directly assist you.
Do you want to take a Health Check?
The Money Advice Service is independent; it was set up by government and is funded by a levy on the financial services industry. The Money Advice Service’s website has some useful tools for helping you understand and manage your financial situation.
If you want to get a clear picture of your financial situation, want to see how you can make the most of your money or if you need step-by-step help and advice to deal with your money, follow the link to carry out the Health Check.
Finding a local free Money Advice Service?
The Money Advice Service also has an online tool that enables you to search for a debt advice service near you and to set up a face-to-face appointment/speak to a debt adviser in person. They also have details on online/telephone advise services.
Please follow the link below to access this service.