Monday, 27 February 2017

Money Force

 

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The MoneyForce website and associated training programme encourages service personnel to get "MoneyFit" by taking control of their own finances. Features on the site include:

  • The MoneyFit Challenge where users can assess their financial fitness across five key topics.
  • A suite of interactive tools including a budget planner, goalsaver, homefinder, credit card calculator and car costs calculator.
  • Money fitness tips for a healthier wallet and brighter future.
  • Quizzes for users to test their knowledge
For further information, visit:

Looking For Employment - Contact FEAT


Monday, 20 February 2017

Service to Civvy Are You Pension Ready?



The “Are you Pension Ready Campaign” recently launched by Veterans UK 
is a welcome initiative to raise awareness amongst Armed Forces personnel
 of their pension entitlements.

Toot Toot, Beep Beep - Discounted Driving Lessons - Holywood and Lisburn


A local driving  school is offering a forces discount. Normal lessons are £25, with the discount they are £23. If you book and pre pay for ten lessons the cost will be £210.00. This can also work with the SSAFA Help To Drive Scheme. Please contact the 
HIVE at Holywood for more details 028 9042 0252

Friday, 17 February 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families


Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military personnel, and their families.

Forces Help to Buy Scheme Extended to 2018


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With the news that the Forces Help to Buy scheme has been extended to 2018, comes the real promise of increased home ownership for members of our Armed Forces. This valuable scheme coupled with the Armed Forces Covenant has the potential to change lives for many families.

The Government backed Forces Help To Buy Scheme (FHTB) recognises the service given by the Armed Forces and is a practical demonstration of gratitude.

Civvy Street Magazine has published several useful articles to help you decide whether home ownership is right for you. For further information CLICK HERE

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

Service Life Insurance SLI365


You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM.Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.
Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’.
SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk.
A summary of the benefits include:
        Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year
       Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks
       Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds)
        No medical required
        Fixed premium
For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association (nfassociation.org) to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans.


So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visitwww.sli365.comwhere you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount.


If you would like more information, please visit our websitewww.sli365.com– or drop an email to sliteam@sli365.com to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager. 

Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . .



Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families


Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military 
personnel, and their families.

Big White Wall - PTSD Online Support

#PTSD can impact everyone. @BigWhiteWall1 
offer guidance to all personnel, family members & veterans

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Survey

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Survey

Details of the FAM survey can be seen here

SSAFA 'Got Your Back' Campaign


SSAFA has joined forces with celebrities to launch "Got Your Back" Campaign, encouraging vulnerable members of the UK Military Community to ask for help.

New research published by SSAFA, The Armed Forces charity, has revealed that less than 1% of the personnel currently serving in the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need.

Currently serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in need can contact 
SSAFA’s Forcesline on 0800 731 4880 or via email atwww.ssafa.org.uk/gotyourback

Forcesline is a free and confidential helpline and email service that provides support and advice and operates independently from the military chain of command. 

Monday, 6 February 2017