Mortgage Fee Discount for Serving Personnel and Veterans

Bristol-based brokers Community Mortgage Company are offering discounted fees to serving personnel and veterans in a bid to raise more than £5,000 a year for SSAFA, a military charity. The initiative, which sees the difference in rates donated directly to the charity, was initially introduced for NHS staff but has now been extended to the… Read More

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What is the Defence Discount Service Card?

The Defence Discount Service provides discounts for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community both: Online; and On the high street. Defence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card… Read More

What is the Armed Forces Credit Union Service?

Launched in October 2015, the Credit Union Services for the Armed Forces offers simple savings accounts and ‘affordable’ loans to military personnel. This is an arrangement, backed by the Ministry of Defence, which means that Armed Forces personnel are be able to save regularly or repay loans with Credit Unions directly through their pay packets, via… Read More

Balancing Further Education With Military Ambition

Introduction Military Commitment Ceremonies are new to many high schools and rising in popularity as a fitting way to honour students enlisting in the Armed Forces. Ten students at Mentor High School in Ohio were drawn to the military by its many opportunities and some are planning to continue their studies and earn a degree while… Read More

Homes For Heroes Are Helping (US) Military Employees To Buy Cheaper Homes

Introduction People, who work in the military, serve America in the greatest way possible, but it isn’t an easy job. In fact, it is one of the hardest jobs to take on; more than 52,000 US military employees have been injured since 9/11, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from psychological problems as a consequence of their… Read More