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willdigg

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Help to Buy ISA query
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:48:53 am »
Looking for some advice for a friend....

Does the Help to Buy ISA have to be solely used to pay the deposit?

Is it possible to use half for the deposit and half for solicitor fees for example?

I know you cannot claim the bonuses if you are not using it for a deposit but cannot seem to find anywhere online to say it can be split to pay alternative things?


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Re: Help to Buy ISA query
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 07:09:31 am »
As far as I know, you can use it for whatever you like but you will lose the Government "bonus" if you don't use it all to put towards buying a home.

Help to Buy ISA is now being replaced by the Lifetime ISA which can also be used for a Pension and is open to everyone under 40.

I am not a financial advisor and would suggest you talk to providers for clarification.

In any event you are getting free money from the taxpayer and in some cases, much higher interest rates too.

If I were under 40, and saving to buy my first house, I would have one!
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