Help to Buy - not for Deposit?

Recently I read that the help to buy ISA cannot be used as part of a deposit for a first home, rather it is taken off the owed equity upon completion. Is somebody able to confirm/deny this? I have looked on the government website and it seems to confirm that this is true and cannot be used as a deposit. Further, can anybody confirm the stance of the upcoming lifetime ISA as to whether this can be used to form part of a deposit and the government website suggest this one CAN be used as part of a deposit.

Many thanks


  • masonicmasonic Forumite
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    Why not try looking in the thread entitled "Help to Buy ISA bonus can't actually be used for initial deposit?", which was the first thread in the list before you posted yours.

    Or you could try the "Help to Buy ISA guide", which was third in the list.

    Tip: Journalists exaggerate stories to sell papers.
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