Financial Tips for After You Leave the Military

When it is time for you to leave active duty in the military, there are many things for which you must prepare. One of the important aspects is how to set yourself up financially – not only immediately after you transition to civilian life, but for the long-term as well to build up your nest… Read More

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Mortgage Deal for Military Personnel

Mortgage adviser Matt Colley is waiving broker fees for military personnel and veterans as a way of thanking them for their service to community and country. The 45-year-old, founder of Bristolbased Moving Experience, is offering the same deal to medical staff after his children received treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital.… Read More

Reserve Training Completion Bonus Extension

Eligibility for Reservists to claim their training completion bonus has been extended to 31 March 2021. To receive each of the scheme’s two £1,000 payments, new entrants must complete phase one training by this date and phase two training by 31 March 2023. All other Reserve financial incentives are now closed, including the Reserve commitment… Read More

Research into Financial Hardship & Food Poverty within the Military Community Launched

A two-year research programme to look into financial hardship and food poverty within the military community has been launched. Part-funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, the study will work closely with SSAFA to collect and analyse data from serving personnel, veterans and families of all three Services. Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory, the… Read More

8 Important Gears You Need to Consider When You are on a Military Training

Deciding to go to Military Training will be one of the most significant choices you will be making for yourself. Not only will you have the opportunity to be part of the armed forces, but also the knowledge and the experience you will gain will stay with you for the remainder of your life. This… Read More

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

What is the Future Accommodation Model (FAM)?

Introduction January 2020 sees the launch of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot at Aldershot Garrison. If personnel are based there – or assigned to the town in the next three years – there are new accommodation options, likerenting or buying a home with financial support from the MoD. What are the Options? There are… Read More