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7 Savings Strategies for first time buyers

The thought of saving for a house deposit may seem as daunting as climbing Everest and you might be wondering how exactly to get your hands on the money.

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  • Foresters Friendly Society’s with-profits fund performs well above average

    Foresters’ with-profits fund is listed the top performing fund in the small and medium categories with a 5 year return of 5.39 per cent.
  • Surge in family members saving for children’s education

    Foresters Friendly Society has discovered just how far financial preparations are having to stretch to cover the soaring cost of higher education today.
  • Holiday money: 6 ways to boost your budget and save in the sun

    With weak exchange rates reducing the amount of spending money you'll get abroad, foreign holidays may just seem a distant dream.
  • Foresters Friendly Society winner of ‘Best Small Insurer’ at Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2019

    Foresters were recognised for their work in delivering real value through their investment portfolios and minimising volatility in an increasingly complex environment. Embracing innovative strategies and internal talent has helped Foresters to be recognised for this award.
  • AXA Investment Managers Selected by Foresters Friendly Society to Manage Multi-Asset Mandate

    Foresters Friendly Society has appointed AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) to manage a £175 million multi-asset mandate on behalf of its members, with capacity for the mandate to grow to £300m in the medium-term.
  • Good fun and good value: free and low-cost ideas for the summer holidays

    Whether you need to entertain the children/grandchildren or are looking to occupy the whole family on a staycation, here are some ideas that provide lots of entertainment for little money.
  • Volunteer’s Week 2019: 57% of us DON’T give back to communities

    Analysis from financial services mutual, Foresters Friendly Society, found there are several barriers stopping people from volunteering and giving back to their local communities.
  • Bank Holiday rewards on limited offer from Foresters Friendly Society

    With the Bank holiday fast approaching, consumers have the option to make use of the extra day to ensure their savings are working their hardest ahead of the summer months.
  • Foresters Friendly Society launches Unsung Heroes campaign

    As we gear up for the deluge of Hollywood superhero blockbusters this summer, new research has proven that 41% of Brits admit they don’t have a favourite fictional superhero.
  • Coping with finances and grief when a loved one dies

    Coping with the death of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful events imaginable – not only because of the psychological grieving process, but because of the financial challenges that can be incurred as well.
  • ISA season tax-free saving rewards from Foresters Friendly Society

    Foresters has a wide range of offers for consumers who open one of their popular Tax-Exempt Savings Plans (TESP), Child Tax Exempt Savings Plans (CTESP), Junior ISA, Stocks & Shares NISA or Lifetime ISA products by the end of the tax year (5th April).
  • What kind of ISA is right for you?

    Like standard savings accounts, there are several types of ISAs on the market today. This guide takes a closer look at the different types along with the questions to consider when choosing the right ISA for you.
  • Junior ISA tax deadlines for 2018/2019

    If you would like to start a Junior ISA, or if you already pay into one for your child or grandchild, don’t forget to open or top up the account before 5 April 2019.
  • How to open a Junior ISA in the 2018/2019 tax year

    If you are thinking about starting a savings account so you can put aside money for your child’s future, you may be considering a Junior ISA (JISA).
  • 3 things to consider when choosing a Junior ISA in the 2018/2019 tax year

    If you are thinking about saving for your child’s future by opening a Junior ISA and are not sure where to start, here is a short checklist of points to consider, to help you along the way.
  • 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

    Spring is the perfect time to get your finances spruced up for the months ahead. Whether your savings goals are looking a little worse for wear or you just want to get on top of monthly spending habits, our 5 top tips can help you on your way.
  • 75% of parents sacrifice their savings to support kids

    One third (33%) of the population are often sacrificing how much they both spend and save money for themselves to divert funds to support their children, with 42% following suit on occasion, according to new research from Foresters Friendly Society.
  • Junior ISA lessons you wish you’d learnt at school

    37% of parents wish they had received a better understanding of how to save money for both short and long-term goals when they were at school, according to new research from Foresters Friendly Society.
  • 6 simple and practical ways to save money in 2019

    With the January blues behind us, and a brand new year ahead to start afresh with our financial planning, there’s no better time than the present to start saving money!
  • How to keep your resolutions going

    It’s often all too easy to find a reason for ditching something that feels like hard work. But all is not lost – we speak to the experts about their tips and tricks for staying on track with your New Year resolutions.
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