History

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Up until October 2013, The Money Charity was known as Credit Action.

Today The Money Charity is a national financial capability charity providing financial education, information and advice to young people & adults throughout the UK.

Credit Action was established in 1994 by Keith Tondeur OBE.  Initially he set up the organisation to help those in problem debt.  Keith, and a group of volunteers, provided debt advice to people over the phone from a small office in Cambridge.  Over time he realised that there was a major gap in that no-one was helping people prevent debt in the first place.  So he began to move the charity into the more proactive space of financial education.

The charity has a long history of helping people manage their money well.  Past work has included targeted help for those leaving prison, the homeless, working through faith groups, and providing mainstream information and advice face to face and in printed and digital form.

Today The Money Charity is a national financial capability charity providing financial education, information and advice to young people & adults throughout the UK.