Keys to unlock homebuying help

You may be thinking of starting a new chapter in your family’s life and buying your own home, but it’s not easy to save for a deposit, especially if you don’t have a second income. So how can you get a leg up o...

Clued up on cash

Teaching children about money matters early on will help them to better manage their finances as they get older. NetVoucherCodes.co.uk has some top tips for honing good home economics habits... Lead by example...

Claim back car costs

As part of the changes to the Local Overseas Allowance, a new allowance called the Overseas Private Vehicle Provision (OPVP) was introduced. So, what is the OPVP and how can it help you? OPVP helps with the co...

Will loved ones be looked after?

Nicole Dean has been helping personnel with their finances for nearly a decade and has first hand experience of military life, having been married to a service person for more than ten years. Here, she offers h...

Splitting the pension pot

If you find yourself in the sad situation of ending your marriage or civil partnership to your soldier, dividing up your financial assets can be a bit of a minefield, particularly when it comes to pensions. We ...

On the case

Has your soldier ever tried to claim an allowance and been told they need to put in casework to the PACCC? You might be wondering what it is and what it does. AFF’s money & allowances specialist, Claire Hal...

Rate revamp

Are you living or posted overseas this summer? If so, make sure you’re aware of the changes to the way Local Overseas Allowance (LOA) is being calculated, which are coming into effect from 1 July. LOA is an al...

Long-haul love on the move

Here at AFF, we’ve received a number of enquiries from those of you in long-term relationships (LTR) who’ve been trying to work out which allowances you can claim when moving on assignment. Generally, if you’r...

Surviving the storm

The arrival of an assignment order usually sparks a whirlwind of activity – be it applying for housing and schools or simply researching a new area. There are, however, a range of allowances and expenses in pla...

Shop around for your support

COVID-19 has brought huge upheaval this year, which has affected many areas of army families’ lives, including their finances. AFF’s money & allowances specialist, Claire Hallam, explains where to get suppo...