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Advance in Pay

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in UK Armed Forces MoneySaving
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CBallardCBallard Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in UK Armed Forces MoneySaving
Hello

I’m serving in the RAF and wondering about an advance in pay. I’ve never taken one before and curious how much you can take and if you need a legit reason for doing it. And is someone able to confirm that it’s interest free please?

Cheers
Chris

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    SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    edited 10 October 2019 at 5:34PM
    CBallard wrote: »
    Hello

    I’m serving in the RAF and wondering about an advance in pay. I’ve never taken one before and curious how much you can take and if you need a legit reason for doing it. And is someone able to confirm that it’s interest free please?

    Cheers
    Chris

    It depends. Are you are asking about an advance of pay for house purchase? Or are you posted to/from overseas soon?

    If not, and you are just looking to pay off your Barclaycard (seen your other post) then the answer depends on which side of the bed your WO PSF got out of. Even if sympathetic (almost certainly won't be if this is the case), any advance would be recovered in full from your next month's salary.

    I've been retired for a while now (Sgt Pers Admin) but in my day advances of pay were only - exceptionally - authorised to meet an unforeseen emergency. As I remember saying many times, Christmas and/or overspending on credit cards are neither unforeseen nor emergencies.
  • CBallardCBallard Forumite
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    Na I was just trying to be cheeky. Was thinking if I could get as much of an advance in pay as I could it would effectively be a free loan that I could put into savings and earn interest on. Found out that you can’t just have one willy nilly so that’s that idea gone ha ha!!
  • martinbuckleymartinbuckley Forumite
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    I would suggest that dreaming up a scheme to take money from the taxpayer for your own personal gain isn't the cleverest thing to do. Nor is having a username and signature that identifies yourself. I wouldn't be surprised if you were invited for a one-way chat soon, where the words "honesty & integrity" are explained to you.
  • shahincshahinc Forumite
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    martinbuckley i also agree with you! 
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