Thursday, 27 August 2015

Big White Wall

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MOD extends free mail service for Defence Personnel

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The MOD has extended its free mail
service to enable loved ones to send 
more free letters and parcels to those
deployed around the world.
In response to feedback received from

personnel, the MOD has taken the 
step to extend its Enduring Families 
Free Mail Service (EFFMS) from 1 
September 2015.


It will allow a further 1,200 personnel
serving on joint operations on land, 
sea, and air to benefit from the 
opportunity to receive letters and
parcels from their family and friends 
for free.


The EFFMS is delivered by the British
Forces Post Office (BFPO) in 
conjunction with Royal  Mail, and
allows family and friends to send letters and items roughly the size of a shoe box
and weighing up to 2kg from one of the 11,500 post offices throughout the UK 
to Defence personnel around the world.

Information extracted from RAF Families Federation News.  Please click the link to view the full article.
How To Maintain A Good Credit Record When You’re In The Military
Are you a good or a poor credit risk? You may not know until you submit an application for a loan or credit. Here are some top tips on how to maintain a healthy credit score, regardless of your location.
The result can sometimes be surprising. Moving around with the military doesn’t always help your credit score, although significant effort has been made in recent years to improve awareness within the financial industry of the circumstances of military personnel.



How does a credit rating score work?
Your credit score measures you as a financial risk. A poor credit score can make it difficult to borrow money. This can affect your application for credit cards, motor finance, a mortgage and other services such as mobile phone contracts.


How is your credit risk measured?
All lenders want different things and have their own ways of scoring but are likely to take into account the following:

  • Occupation
  • Address history
  • Length of employment
  • Annual Income
  • Previous and existing creditors and your credit payment history
  • County Court Judgments

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Royal British Legion & MoneyForce Survey - Leaving the Services









MoneyForce is developing a new decision tree tool aimed
at those preparing to leave the Armed Forces or already in
the process of leaving.

Our aim is to advise users a) what to expect; and b) what
they need to do, at different stages of the leaving process.

Answering these questions will help us ensure that we 

cover the relevant topics and provide the best possible 
advice. Your answers are entirely anonymous. 

To complete this survey, please click HERE.

Click on 'Open With', select 'Google Docs' and then the
 document can be saved and completed electronically  
(click on 'File' and 'Download as...') .  

Completed surveys should be emailed to 
 
cgavin@britishlegion.org.uk

Monday, 3 August 2015

National Trust - Fun for the Family


National Trust 

Things to do with the National Trust. Please log 

on to the website via the link below:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/families/50-things/