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1st April 2018

The Royal Air Force turns 100

1st April 2018 marks 100 years since the RAF was formed as a separate service to the British Army and the Royal Navy. Merged from the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), the Royal Air Force was the most powerful air force in the world, with over 23,000 aircraft and […]

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28th March 2018

Forces Family Finance’s Commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

Here at Forces Family Finance we are honoured to be a part of the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge. By signing this covenant, we pledge to: “Honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and […]

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16th March 2018

Forces Family Finance Launch New Website Design

We are proud to be launching our new website https://forcesfamilyfinance.co.uk. after a long awaited rebrand and fresh new look. If you haven’t come across us before, please read on for more information about how we can help you. We are still the same team, offering the same great service and with your support, continue to […]

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26th January 2018

Pensions and Death in Service: Be Prepared

Many forces families don’t want to think about morbid topics such as death in service benefits and widow’s pensions. The reality is that, as a spouse or partner of a serving soldier, we do need to get up to speed with them and at least know where we stand if the worst happens. Before we […]

Information, Wills
10th January 2018

Forces Help to Buy – 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

5 common mistakes to avoid with Forces Help to Buy, which will save you time and stress! When applying on the JPA system, if you’re getting a mortgage as well, make sure you tick the box that says you require a PIN (personal information note) this will be used to support your application and saves […]

Forces Help to Buy, Information
10th January 2018

5 Things You May Not Know About Forces Help to Buy

Do you often dream about leaving MOD housing and buying a home? Do you want to get a foot on the ladder ready for Civvi street? Do you have somewhere you already own but it’s just not suitable for your needs? Buying a home might seem like a legal and financial minefield to you, but with over […]

Forces Help to Buy, Information
10th January 2018

Forces Help to Buy: Q&A

As Forces Help to Buy Specialists, we often get asked the same questions again and again by our clients. Here are the most common questions, and our answers: Q: Is Forces help to buy the same as government help to buy? A: No it isn’t. Forces Help to Buy is very different from the standard […]

Forces Help to Buy, Information
10th January 2018

Tax Implications of Forces Help to Buy – Beneficial Loans

by Simply Balanced Solutions Forces Help to Buy are interest free loans designed to help serving military personnel buy a property.  They are considered beneficial loans by HMRC and are therefore subject to tax as a Benefit in Kind.  You will be taxed on the cash equivalent of the loan if it exceeds £10,000 during the […]

Forces Help to Buy, Information
10th January 2018

The Forces Help to Buy Scheme Explained

Do you often dream about leaving MOD housing and buying a home? Do you want to get a foot on the ladder ready for civvy street? Do you have somewhere you already own but it’s just not suitable for your needs? Buying a home might seem like a legal and financial minefield to you, but with […]

Forces Help to Buy, Information, Mortgages

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