Feel good savings

All of our products have the feel good factor! Not only do our members have access to a full range of member benefits, at no extra cost, but all our profits go back to our members too. Now doesn’t that feel good.

Savings that benefit everyone

Saving for children

It’s never too early to start saving for our little cherubs. The sooner you do, the more potential there is for growth. And the more financial security you can give them.

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Saving for you

They say that money can’t buy happiness. It’s true, but sometimes it can help you do the things you love in the future. Our range of savings and investment plans can help you towards reaching your goals.

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Protect your future

The future can be a little unpredictable. None of us know what’s in store – or when. We’re here to help you be prepared with products designed to offer much needed peace of mind. Now who doesn’t want that?

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Covid 19 Update – 26 March 2020

In light of the current situation and in keeping with government advice, as many of our office based staff as possible are now working from home. We are working hard to maintain our service levels with the new approach. We have a small team of staff still based in the office to ensure that we can continue to provide the usual service that members expect with regard to Claims. If you are unable to get through to our team, we use an external service provider who will take messages and forward them to us and our staff will call you back at the first available opportunity.  We appreciate your patience at this time.

We feel it is important to provide our members and intermediaries with regular updates. If you have supplied us with an email address, you will have received email updates. If you haven’t registered an email with us, you can read the updates by clicking the links below.

Thank you for your continued support for the Society and our staff. Please, stay safe.

An update from our Chief Executive. Click here to read more

In light of the recent turmoil in global markets, we feel it is important to provide our with profits investors with regular updates on the performance of our With Profits Fund – the Order insurance Fund (OIF). Click here to read more

Take out one of our products and you’ll automatically become a Foresters member with access to all our benefits plus you could receive an M&S Gift Card.

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Not sure which product works for you?

Everyone wants something different from his or her financial products. Spend a few moments to find out which ones might be best for you.

With no shareholders, I know Foresters are looking after our interests first.

We’re a Friendly Society, or sometimes referred to as a Mutual society. That means all our profits are distributed to our members through policyholder bonuses rather than going to shareholders. We also provide a unique Foresters Extras membership package and in 2018 we paid out over £1.1million to our members in discretionary grants. We explain what each product is, how it works and why it could be right for you. Our products are backed by an excellent approach to customer service and we are proud of our 96% customer satisfaction score (2018 survey).

WHAT’S A FRIENDLY SOCIETY?

Why choose us

96% customer satisfaction

2018 Member Satisfaction Survey

Get access to a range of member benefits – over £1.1m in discretionary grants paid to our members in 2018

Established for over 185 years with over 70,000 members

Premiums invested in our top performing Order Insurance
With Profits fund

Source: The Barnett Waddingham survey, December 2018

We manage funds of £267million for our members

(as of 31/12/2018)

Our plans are covered by the Financial Services Compensation
Scheme for extra protection for you

Award winning savings with Foresters

Named as Best Small Insurer at the Insurance Investment Exchange awards 2019, we were recognised for our work in delivering real value through our investment portfolios and minimising volatility in an increasingly complex environment.

Foresters give me benefits that I can’t get anywhere else.

Take out any of our financial products and you’ll automatically become a member with access to Foresters Extras, our member benefits package. From helping to cover further education costs, to every day dental and optical bills, our range of benefits make a difference to member’s lives every day.

Member benefits

96% customer satisfaction

Even after 185 years our members are at the heart of everything we do. It means so much to us to hear what they have to say.

“I am very grateful for the Educational Award, which has helped fund my transport to college. Without this grant I would not be able to continue with my education, so the support received from Foresters Friendly Society has been invaluable. I would recommend any member studying in further education apply for the grant to give them a bit of extra help when they need it.”

Charlotte, Dorset

“The Foresters Support Fund grant was a big help as I had to take nine weeks off of work to recover from surgery and my family and I were struggling on limited funds. It was such a relief to receive the grant, which helped pay for my mortgage and cover costs of groceries.

Going through surgery was stressful enough, and at times we were worried we wouldn’t be able to manage financially, but thanks to the support Foresters Friendly Society provided, I didn’t need to worry about money and was able to focus on recovering.”

Stephen, Bradford

“By joining Foresters you’re not just becoming a member of the Society, you’re joining people who work in a positive way to reach out and help  others in life.”

Keith, Bedford

Our 2019 charity appeal

Rays of Sunshine

Our Annual Charity Appeal is a marvellous way for our members throughout the UK to focus on helping a good cause each year. This year we have chosen to support Rays of Sunshine children’s charity.

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Help is at hand

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