In this modern world it is important that all personnel understand their financial position and where they need obtain financial advice. There are many individual financial institutions or organisations that will give advice depending on the type, in this section we will try to give guidance as to where further information or advice can be obtained.
MoneyForce is the home of money advice for UK Service people.
A joint initiative between Standard Life Charitable Trust, The Royal British Legion and the Ministry of Defence, the MoneyForce website aims to assist all Service personnel, including their partners, families and dependants, to be better equipped to handle their money and financial affairs.
Royal British Legion Pensions & Compensation Advice Clinics
If you are suffering from a physical or mental condition caused by military service, you may be entitled to a pension or compensation. The Legion know that this can be a tricky process, which is why their team of specialists offer free War Pensions and Compensation Advice Clinics around the country. For further details, please visit their website below:
Forces Pensions Society
FPS is a not for profit organisation dedicated to campaigning on behalf of all ranks of all three Services for improvements to Armed Forces pension schemes. Complete independence from the MoD allows the Society to engage vigorously with parliament, ministers, the chain of command and officials to ensure that the Armed Forces pension Scheme is as good as it can be. The Society also campaigns for old (and new) injustices and anomalies to be corrected.
Armed Forces Pensions Calculator
The pension calculator provides a guide to the pension benefits you could expect to receive under Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 (AFPS 75) or Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 (AFPS 05). The calculator does not show dependents benefits, ill-health benefits or pension sharing figures. An on-line guide to the wider package of benefits available to Naval Service, Army and Royal Air Force personnel is also available.
House Purchase / Mortgage
The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) provides all Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the increasingly complex range of housing options open to them whilst they are serving and when they are about to return to civilian life. JSHAO also provides help and information to ex-Service personnel who are still in Service Families' Accommodation.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. They host meetings, provide useful downloads, interactive chat facilities and forums for those people prepared to admit they have a gambling problem and want to stop.