Seeking financial advice
If you are struggling to plan or manage your finances there are a number of organisations who can provide help.
The MoD have put together “Financial top tips for service personnel” which can be found here.
There are several charities who can provide advice to you on a personal basis or refer you to local services that can help:
- The Royal British Legion offer financial advice and support to current and former-service people. They offer a range of grants to cover accommodation costs, household items or funeral costs.
- SSAFA supports veterans who are struggling financially and can provide details of qualified debt advisors.
Credit scores in the forces
Some serving personnel and their families find it difficult to obtain credit because their credit scores have been impacted by having to regularly change address during their time in the forces.
More information and help regarding this issue can be found at Armed Forces Credit Union.