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Digital skills are becoming more and more important to daily life - keeping in contact with family and friends, shopping for food, clothes and holidays, or even paying bills are just some of the things made easier by being confident online. Your whole quality of life can improve and you can often save money as well! Here is some guidance to help you get some more out of life online.
Here at Bank of Scotland we want all our customers to have the opportunity to make the most of the internet safely and securely so you can make better financial decisions.
We've helped create a map that lets you search for local face to face support that'll help you with digital skills training and financial education.
Enter the postcode or area in to the search box on the map and click on the icon below that to see the type of support available in the area. You can then click on each icon on the map to find more details, such as opening hours and phone numbers.
The information contained in this map is taken from a third party website. We have not reviewed this information, we do not control it, nor are we responsible for its content or availability.
Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for internet beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.
Try the free online courses
Keep track of your learning progress by creating a Learn My Way account. It’s easy to get registered. Some of the subjects you can learn about include:
Staying safe online
This subject will help you shop, bank and socialise safely online.
Learn how to keep track of your finances, make payments and stay safe with internet banking.
Making money work
Learn how to do budgeting, banking and shopping online in a safe and easy way.
Or you can get started by calling the National Careers Service helpline on 0800 77 1234 and speaking to an adviser about local help with your digital skills. Lines are open 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
Struggling with money?
StepChange Debt Charity are the UK’s leading debt charity offering free, confidential debt help and support to anyone with money worries. Their free debt management solutions can help you get back in control of your money and move forward with your life.
They offer a quick debt test to help you spot the debt danger signs.
You can also call Step Change on 0800 138 1111 to speak to a debt advisor.
We've developed a range of practical guides for you to help you through the tougher times as life doesn't always run as smoothly as we'd like it to.
You can also come in to branch to speak to us and discuss your options. Use our branch locator to find your nearest branch.
Credit unions can help members to manage their finances and many work in partnerships with local money advice agencies or other bodies to make sure people get the information and guidance they need. You can find your local credit union at www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk.
- Putting you first – Credit unions serve you 'the member' by listening to your needs and developing the products and services that you want.
- Run by you, for you – As a credit union member you are in control of your own finances and have a say in how your financial service provider is run.
- Affordable loans – Credit unions offer loan products suited to your individual needs and at rates you can easily afford.
- Mutual and ethical savings – Credit unions offer a range of savings accounts. You can choose to save as little or as much as you can afford.