We all set our new years resolutions at this time of year but how about setting one that you can’t afford to break?
Get involved in our ‘New Year, New Start, New You’ campaign by speaking to our friendly One Money team and make 2017 the year you finally take control of your money.
Our support is aimed to meet your individual needs to get you back on track with the skills to resolve your money worries in the future.
There are many ways the One Money team can help you in 2017…
Insurance – a necessity not a luxury!
We have teamed up with Royal Sun Alliance to offer low-cost weekly payments to cover the cost of replacing your belongings if the worst was to happen. You should have received a booklet giving details of the types of cover available and the costs. If you have not received a copy visit our website or give us a call. Don’t delay, you never know when you might need it!
Save money on your water bills
United Utilities are working with us to offer schemes that might just help you save money on your water bills.
If you live on your own or have a small family, you are likely to save money by switching to a water meter. If they are unable to fit a meter you can go onto what’s called an assessed charge and still save money. To find out if you could be better off on a meter, visit unitedutilities.com/metersor call 0345 672 2888.
Help to pay scheme for over 65s
This scheme is aimed at customers who are in receipt of Pension Credit (either Pension Guarantee Credit or Pension Savings Credit) and are struggling to pay their water bill. Customers accepted on to the scheme will have their annual bill capped at a set amount of £250 for 2016/2017. To find out if you’re eligible call United Utilities on 0800 072 6765.
New Support Tariff coming to Manchester
United Utilities have introduced their Support Tariff to residents of Manchester, offering the chance to reduce your water bill by over £100. To be eligible you must be behind on your previous year’s water bill payments and in receipt of benefits. To apply call United Utilities on 0800 072 6765. For further details of these or other schemes please visit www.unitedutilities.com
Don’t delay, start saving today
Has Christmas cost you a fortune? Make sure you don’t overspend by putting a bit away each month so that it doesn’t come as such a shock to your finances. Manchester Credit Union has a Christmas Club Account which could be just what you are looking for.
Energy bills rising? Save money - switch today
There can be a huge difference in the charges from energy suppliers so check if you’re paying too much. Don’t put off switching your gas and electricity, it’s not as difficult as you might think. We have teamed up with Auriga to offer you an easy switching service which could save £100s - just think what you could do with that money!
Budgeting isn’t not rocket science
We have two helpful booklets to help you get your spending under control and set your very own personal budget.
The Spending Diary is a 4-week challenge to see how much you can save on everyday spending. It helps you see where your money is going and gives really useful tips on how to save money by simply doing things a bit differently. Our Budget Buster helps you create your very own personalised spending sheet to help you keep on track.
Download them from our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for copies.
Don’t forget we are here to help. We want you to be free from money worries so they can lead happy healthy lives
What are you waiting for? Usey our wall planner to keep you on track and start your new year’s resolution today.