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The Free Money Advice Service has been setup by the government to provide impartial advice on most financial matters but is particularly good on Equity Release. 

Equity Release is a minefield but a necessary minefield! Get it right and older people can raise money on their property - potentially allowing them to afford to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Get it wrong and they can accumulate an enormous debt and effectively disinherit their children as the finance company claims their home in order to repay the accumulated loan when they die. The link below may help you decide whether this might be a useful route to go down. However just as importantly consider using a financial adviser.
This is a simple AgeUK Equity Release calculator which will help you find out how much an equity release loan would allow you to raise on your house.

Independent Financial Advisers - IFAs Nottingham

Alexander C & Partners

Alexander House, 223 Perry Rd, Nottingham NG5 1GN, UK – 0115 969 3400

Clarendon Finanacial Solutions Ltd

Clarendon Business Park, Clumber Avenue, Nottingham NG5 1AH, UK – 0115 969 0145

Harlequin Financial Management Ltd

1A Bonington Rd, Nottingham NG3 5JR, UK – 0115 969 2066

Click for excellent Money Saving Expert advice on choosing an Independent Financial Adviser (or IFA) around Nottingham.
This is a revolution! We are used to going to a bank with a business plan and been lent money on very high rates of interest - but only under increasingly demanding conditions. Crowd funding is the public investing directly to the businesses - at all stages of their development. Crucially there is a huge range of projects and Crowd Funders. You could do worse than just read and then click some of the WiKi link below.

Crowd Funding and Business Loans


Enterprise House, Shipstone Business Centre, N Gate, Nottingham NG7 7FN, UK – 0115 970 5550

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TSB Bank

583 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2JN, UK – 0115 700 9995

There is a friendly set of people here who are ready to assist and advise. It can get busy but there are seats if you need a rest.

Helpful staff a little busy at times but not to bad.

TSB Bank

31 Plains Rd, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5JU, UK – 0115 700 9998

Friendly staff

Lloyds Bank

76 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EJ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Very helpful


The Royal Bank Of Scotland PLC

896 Woodborough Rd, Nottingham NG3 5QR, UK – 0115 960 4889

What a lovely branch. Yet another bank leaving the Mapperley area in November 2018. Nationwide, Halifax, now RBS. Choice is going. Plus, leaves the elderly and people with mobility issues with less and less choice. Not every one can access public transport, let alone getting into the city centre to do their banking. More ATMs are also being lost. These can only do limited transactions. What about depositing cheques or lose change?

It is sad that a local branch of RBS has reduced its opening hours, however this should not detract from the view of the service that this local branch provides which in my experience has always been excellent in terms of customer care, hence me having stayed with them for 20 years - I have not found any other bank I have tried in the past competes with their customer service

Barclays Bank

17 Plains Rd, Nottingham NG3 5LG, UK – 0345 734 5345

Great Customer Service!

A normal bank with ATM.

NatWest Bank

134 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7BF, UK – 0345 788 8444

Used this branch as it was open on a Saturday. I was met by a really helpful man who turned out to be the manager and he talked me through the automated deposit system. Great branch and staff all ready to help!

Building Societies

Nottingham Building Society

62 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EJ, UK – 0115 926 0930

Nottingham Building Society

19a Plains Rd, Nottingham NG3 5LG, UK – 0115 960 6833

Nottingham Building Society

620 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2GA, UK – 0115 956 4181

Mortgage Brokers

Independent Mortgage Shop

David James Estate Agents, 45B Plains Rd, Nottingham NG3 5JU, UK – 0115 962 0777

Always easy, always helpful, always gives a good deal!

The Independent Mortgage Shop

102 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EJ, UK – 0115 955 2323

Nottingham Mortgage Desk Ltd

274 Westdale Ln E, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 4FW, UK – 0115 955 1778


LOGIC Financial Solutions Ltd

B, 62 Arnold Rd, Nottingham NG6 0DZ, UK – 0115 874 8373

Pioneer Web

24 Brewsters Rd, Nottingham NG3 3BP, UK

C & G

26 Ballerat Crescent, Nottingham NG5 9LJ, UK – 07816 142882