Its took me and the missus about 2 years to save 8 grand and i intend on using LSAP towards my deposit for the house we want, so we've got 16 grand-ish of which to use as a deposit for a house. Now with the climate as it is, getting a mortgage with less than 20% deposit is V V hard and unfortunately missus Afghan has expensive tastes! Now apart from all the obvious ones like robbing a bank, saving more, buying cheaper etc. does anyone know of any aid/schemes/help that members of the Armed Forces can take advantage of to bolster our deposit. By the way we can afford the predicted mortgage payments easily,its just getting a big enough deposit to get the best deals. Any sensible suggestions will be greatly appreciated.