Evaluation Scotland Wales

Money Advice Service research shows that around two fifths of Scottish adults aren’t confident managing their money


In Scotland we are working together across sectors to:

  • increase the number of people taking up basic money advice products and ensure the needs of vulnerable groups are met
  • help people develop their knowledge and prepare young people for financial challenges in adult life
  • increase the proportion of people with problem debt seeking help and provide better support for affordable credit
  • increase the number of people with a savings buffer and improve retirement planning.

Scotland Strategy

The Scotland Strategy and its action plans were developed in consultation with a wide number of stakeholders across Scotland including the Scottish Government, local government, public bodies, the advice sector, housing associations, third sector organisations and financial services providers. It sets out how the Money Advice Service will work with the sector to improve financial capability.

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Scotland forum

Latest News

  • Monday 1 October 2018

    Talk Money Scotland Annual Conference 2018

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  • Thursday 16 August 2018

    Register for the Financial Resilience in Later Life Seminar, April 27th Edinburgh

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  • Thursday 16 November 2017

    Press Release: Financial Capability of Children, Young People and their Parents in Scotland  

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The Strategy across the UK

As well as the UK Strategy, there are strategies for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Financial capability in action

SaveStudySpend - Young Scot

Young Scot found that those transitioning to further and higher education often lacked understanding and awareness of the financial support available to them.

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Talk Money Week: 12-18 November 2018

Talk Money Week (the new name for FinCap Week) is the annual celebration of the work thousands of organisations are doing to improve money management across the UK.

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Money Matters project report

Age Scotland’s Money Matters project aimed to support people in retirement to plan for the future. Money Matters workshops were delivered benefit entitlements, care costs, Power of Attorney, wills and funerals, and managing change.

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