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How a lifetime ISA could help you buy your first home sooner 

Lifetime ISAs are the ultimate house-buying hack for first-time buyers.

The government tops up everything you pay into a lifetime ISA by 25% - that's an extra £25 towards your deposit for every £100 you save yourself! What's more, as it's an ISA, you won't pay tax on any money your investments make.

Just be aware that you are limited to saving no more than £4,000 a year in a lifetime ISA and if you take money out for something other than buying your first home (if you're younger than 60), HMRC will charge you a penalty fee.

Find out more about lifetime ISAs

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Guides to buying your first home

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How to use a lifetime ISA to buy your first home

Lifetime ISAs give you a 25% government bonus on top of your savings to help you buy your first home or save for retirement.
However, buying a house can be a complicated process, so how does your lifetime ISA fit in?

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Renting vs buying: which one is right for you?

Owning your own home is very different to living in rented accommodation and one lifestyle could be more suited to you than the other.

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Help to buy ISA vs lifetime ISA – which is right for you?

First time buyers get a 25% government bonus with help to buy and lifetime ISAs. Find out if transferring to a lifetime ISA is right for you.

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What is the First Homes scheme?

The First Homes scheme was launched by the UK government with the aim of creating more affordable homes for first-time buyers.

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What is a mortgage?

A mortgage is simply money lent to you by a mortgage lender to buy a property. With most mortgages, you’ll pay this money back over time by paying a set amount each month.

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How to save for your first home faster

Saving for your first home takes time, but there’s a few first-time buyer life hacks that can get your feet on the property ladder much quicker.

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How much deposit do I need to buy a house?

Saving for your first home is easier when you have a target to aim for. But the exact amount you need depends on several factors.

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How to get on the property ladder

Your first home may feel like it will take a long time to save for. But there are ways to get there a little bit sooner.

Lifetime ISA investment calculator

See how much you could save for your first home with a lifetime ISA

The lifetime ISA calculator shows how your lifetime ISA could grow with low, medium and high performance. Remember, projections are not a guarantee of future performance and you could get back less than you pay in.


Lower performance

After 5 years
You've invested �2,200
Government bonus �500

Projected value

5 years

Higher performance

What do these numbers mean?

Please note: No more than £4,000 may be invested into a Lifetime ISA within a single tax year. This includes your initial investment and your monthly direct debit payments.

How to open a lifetime ISA with OneFamily

  • 1

    Apply online

    Click the 'Open a Lifetime ISA' button below to get started

  • 2

    Choose a fund

    Select one of our two climate-friendly funds and complete the online form

  • 3

    Manage your investments

    Keep track of your lifetime ISA's performance in your online account

  • 4

    Buy your first home

    Use your lifetime ISA towards the purchase of a first home

Got a question about our Lifetime ISA? Try our FAQs.

Start saving for your first home - open a Lifetime ISA online today

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