Additional Support Services
Prior to contacting HSBC or alongside, you can contact other debt counselling and support organisations. These organisations are independent from HSBC and can provide you with various support and advice:
Business Debtline - https://www.businessdebtline.org/
Provides expert debt advice to the self-employed and small businesses online and over the phone.
National Debtline - http://www.nationaldebtline.org/
Provides impartial personal-debt advice to people across the UK, online and over the phone
Business Gateway (Scotland) - http://www.bgateway.com/
Provides business support services and impartial advice to companies in Scotland
The Insolvency Services - http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/insolvency-service/
A government agency that provides services and guidance to businesses experiencing financial distress
Business Emergency Resilience Groups - http://www.bitc.org.uk/
The business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG_ helps UK businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding, cyber-attacks and civil unrest
Addington Fund - http://www.farminghelp.co.uk/
Provides homes for farming families living in England and Wales who have to leave the industry and by doing so will lose their home.
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - http://www.rabi.org.uk/
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) provides support for farmers if they are in financial difficulty and of limited means.
HSBC is committed to maintaining the highest standards to protect and help your business, which is why we have chosen to sign up to agreements that we see as being beneficial to our customers. Specifically:
Lending Standard Board - https://www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk/
Consumer Credit Act 2006 - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/14/contents
Step change - https://www.stepchange.org
Provides free advice on debt and money management
Pay Plan – https://www.payplan.com/hsbc-web
Provides a variety of assistance including free debt management plans, alongside other debt solutions such as individual voluntary arrangements.