For assistance contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Phone: 0800 FOR CAB
Visit a local Community law centre for free legal advice. Find your closest centre here.
Sorted.org.nz will tell you everything you need to know to get your money sorted.
The people behind Sorted – head to their website for some good tips on how to make long-term plans for your money.
If you have a problem with your lender, see if they can resolve the problem. If you aren’t happy with what your lender offers, you can then ask its dispute resolution scheme to resolve your complaint (your lender is required to be a member of an independent dispute resolution scheme). Your lender should have given you information on how to contact their dispute resolution scheme when you signed up. You can also find out which scheme a lender belongs to at www.business.govt.nz/fsp.
For free, confidential budgeting advice, contact the Federation of Family Budgeting Services.
Phone: 04 471 1420
If you live in the South Auckland area and need some budgeting advice, contact Mangere Budgeting Services.
Phone: 09 275 2266
If you live in the Wellington area and need some budgeting advice, contact Agape Budgeting Service.
Phone: 04 477 3000
For budgeting services in the East Auckland area, contact Tamaki Budgeting.
Phone: 09 570 9023
The Vaiola P.I. Budgeting Service Trust in Mangere, Auckland provides free financial, budgeting and advocacy services.
Address: Baptist Church Cnr Bader Drive and Ashgrove Road, Mangere Auckland
Phone: 09 256 9639