Armed Forces Schemes

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The way you access a Help to Buy agent is changing 

From 2 January 2020, you will be able to apply for help to buy schemes from one of three agents across England. This means our current Help to Buy agents’ services will shortly be replaced. 

The changes should not affect your house purchase. 

If you are buying a new home using a Help to Buy: Equity Loan, we will automatically transfer everything to your new agent, so that they can continue to support your equity loan application and house purchase. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch. 


Are you currently serving in the armed forces and looking to settle in a home of your own?

Serving Armed Forces personnel take priority in all our government funded schemes such as Help to Buy and Shared Ownership.

If you purchase a home through Help to Buy, sub-letting of the home is allowed by a serving member of the Armed Forces whose tour of duty requires them to serve away from the area in which they live for a fixed period. Applications to sublet must be made to the Mortgage Administrator for approval.

Alternatively, you can try the Forces Help to Buy Scheme which is specifically for Armed Forces personnel. This scheme allows you to borrow up to 50% of your salary, interest free, to buy your first home, move to another property on assignment or as your family’s needs change.


If Help to Buy: Equity Loan or Forces Help to Buy aren't for you, Shared Ownership may be. Serving armed forces personnel and those honourably discharged in the last two years receive priority for Shared Ownership. Visit our Shared Ownership page to find out more.

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