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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 remembers, and a legacy of World War 1

    To mark Remembrance Day in this especially poignant anniversary, we recall our members who were affected by the First World War and the benevolent fund that was begun to help them.
  • Foresters commitment to support young people with a learning difficulty to access their Child Trust Fund

    It has been suggested around 10,000 young people with learning difficulties have had a CTF mature, of whom many have faced extra costs or long delays to access their funds.
  • Let’s talk: how to talk about money

    Talking money with your family can be a tricky topic, particularly when it’s about big issues like your end-of-life financial matters, but it doesn't need to be as hard as you think.
  • Foresters Friendly Society confirms new business growth continues in the third quarter of 2021

    We are so happy to welcome our new members and to further support our existing members as our new business growth continues in the third quarter of 2021.
  • How Can Grandparents Save for their Grandchildren?

    Grandchildren are our pride and joy. There is no better feeling than watching them grow and blossom from troublesome tots to thriving teens and adults. Helping your grandchildren build a solid financial foundation is one of the greatest gifts a grandparent can give.
  • ‘Covid Savings’ boost demand for alternative financial providers

    After a year of consumer saving, the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM) says its societies have received a healthy boost in interest as people continue to save post-lockdown restrictions.
  • Save, spend, save again!

    Whilst an increase in your social life is no doubt in full flow, it’s important to be mindful about continuing with that savings practise.
  • How to save money for Children

    Your child or grandchild deserves the best of everything! As a parent or grandparent, it is only natural that you want to give them the very best start in life and set them up for a wonderful, worry-free future.
  • Foresters Friendly Society achieves outstanding single premium growth in the first half of 2021

    Foresters Friendly Society saw a continued significant increase in single premium investments (lump sums paid into plans) for the first half of 2021 following a successful first quarter.
  • What is an Investment Bond?

    Find out all you need to know about investment bonds with this useful guide from Foresters Friendly Society. Includes how to buy and tax information.
  • Don’t give up your new savings habit!

    While many people have faced greater debts, redundancy, or reduced income during furlough, others have seen their financial position improve and, as a result, millions of people have saved significant sums of money during the pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Foresters Friendly Society achieves outstanding single premium growth in the first quarter of 2021

    With England placed into its third lockdown and the other UK nations in a similar position as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Foresters Friendly Society saw a significant increase in single premium investments in the first quarter of 2021 (January – March inclusive).
  • ISAs – What are they and how do ISAs work?

    An ISA, or Individual Savings Account, is a savings account that you never pay any tax on. It does come with one restriction, which is the amount of money you can save or invest in an ISA in a single tax year – also known as your annual ISA allowance.
  • What are tax-free savings accounts?

    Saving is a sensible way to help secure your or your family’s future, and it can be even more rewarding when you can save tax-free. This is where tax-free savings accounts, such as ISAs and Tax Exempt Savings Plans, which are unique to friendly societies like us, come into play.
  • Foresters Friendly Society sees continued levels of single premium growth in 2020 and more accolades

    As the Coronavirus pandemic continued to cause concern and unease amongst the UK and worldwide population, Foresters Friendly Society saw an increase in single premium investments in 2020.
  • What is over 50s life insurance and how much does it cost?

    Over 50s life insurance gives you the reassurance, comfort and peace of mind that whatever life has in store, you can go on caring for your nearest and dearest when you are no longer around.
  • What is a Junior ISA and how do they work? Junior ISA guide

    Some future planning can be achieved, whatever life challenges we’re presented with. Including putting savings in place for your child’s future.
  • Foresters Friendly Society signs up to Principles for Responsible Investment

    Find out what this means for our members.
  • How with-profits funds help investors weather stormy markets

    Find out how with-profits could be a less volatile way to invest your money.
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