Living with cancer can affect your money, whether you're working, unemployed or retired. See how Macmillan Support Line can help with money matters.

Cancer and money

It may not be the first of your worries, but cancer can be tough on your finances. You may earn less if you need to stop working or reduce your hours. You may spend more on everyday costs like heating and travelling to hospital. But with our support and guidance no one has to face the financial impact of cancer alone.

The guidance we give

We can help with all aspects of your finances, and give you personalised support and guidance to help you plan your budget, manage your money and understand your personal finance options.

From mortgages, pensions, insurance and other financial products to helping you with budgeting and savings or writing your will, our financial guides understand how cancer can affect your finances.

When it comes to things like your mortgage repayments, insurance and pension policies and financial planning we’ll help reduce the impact cancer can have on your finances.

Our financial guides help you with financial support if you are not sure what might be best in your situation.

We cover all aspects of finance and money including:

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Mortgages
  • Pensions
  • Insurance
  • Financial products such as overdrafts
  • Managing debt

How to talk to a financial guide

Our specialist Financial Guidance service is available to anyone who calls the Macmillan Support Line.

Macmillan Support Line 0808 808 00 00

Open every day, 8am – 8pm

If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.

Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.


Online tools and information

We also have a range of information online including:

How we are working together to help

Macmillan is working together with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to make money one less worry for people living with cancer. We’ve developed a new bespoke service to help the banks’ customers through a difficult time. Find out more.

How we can help

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