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Personal finance support

If you're struggling to manage your personal finances or just need some extra support, there may be help available.

Read about the government schemes and benefits that many of our customers are entitled to. We've broken down what's on offer to help you understand what you could claim and how to do so.

Government must do more to help first-time buyers, says OneFamily

Following the Autumn Statement, OneFamily is calling on the government to go further to support first-time buyers.

10 ways the Autumn Statement announcement could affect you

The Autumn budget statement included 110 changes that the government is making. Here’s the 10 that are most likely to affect you.

Government support to help you keep your home warm this winter

As the temperatures start to go down and the energy bills go up, you might feel like you can’t afford to put the heating on. Read on for the different ways you can get support from the government this winter.

Help with childcare costs from the UK government

Childcare is expensive. While government support exists to bring costs down, it only helps if you know what you’re entitled to.

Government saving scheme offers savings top-ups for people on low incomes

People receiving Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit may be able to claim a savings top-up from the UK government.

No deposit mortgages: what are the pros and cons?

Skipton Building Society has launched a mortgage that doesn’t need a guarantor or a deposit. But is it right for you?

Unmarried co-parents can now claim Bereavement Support Payment

A change in law means that, married or not, co-habiting parents will be able claim up to £9,800 in Bereavement Support if their partner dies.

Row of newly built homes

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.