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Stocks & Shares NISA

With regular and lump sum options and the potential for additional bonuses, it's tax-free flexible saving that makes perfect sense

Stocks & Shares NISA

Product Performance

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How could the NISA grow?

The NISA does not pay interest on the amount you have paid in. Instead, the Order Insurance Fund provides your NISA with the potential for growth by way of bonuses. 

What are bonuses?

Any money paid into our Stocks & Shares NISA is invested in our Order Insurance Fund along with the other Order Insurance Fund policyholders (excluding those with ethical investments). Dependent on the performance of this fund, Foresters Friendly aim to add annual bonuses to increase the value of your NISA. 

When the time comes and you cash-in your NISA in full, we also aim to add a final bonus to the value of the plan. This is done to ensure that the plan's payout reflects your fair share of the Order Insurance Fund.

In adverse market conditions, a Market Value Reduction (MVR) could be applied when you make partial or regular withdrawals against, or fully cash-in your NISA meaning that the amount you receive will be reduced and you may not get back the full amount originally invested. We will only do this to ensure fairness between policyholders leaving the fund at different times.

Please refer to the Important Information document for further information on how our Order Insurance Fund works.

The addition of any bonuses is not guaranteed.

How do bonuses work?

We aim to pay bonuses in two ways:

1.  Annually:

We aim to pay annual bonuses on the value of your investment. Any annual bonuses declared on the plan will then increase the plan's value for future years' bonus declarations.  Bonuses are calculated daily which allows for the timing of any investments and withdrawals together with any previously allocated bonuses.

2.  Final bonus on full cash-in value of the NISA:

When you cash-in your NISA in full, we also aim to add a final bonus to the total value of your plan.

Past Performance

The following annual bonus rates have been declared for the NISA:

Year Annual Bonus Rates
2017 1.75%
2016 1.75%
2015 2.25%
2014 2.25%
2013 2.25%
2012 2.1%
2011 2%
2010 3%
2009 3%
2008 3%
2007 5.25%
2006 5.25%
2005 5.25%
2004 5%


The annual bonus rate is applied to your sum assured (minus any withdrawals you may have made from your NISA plus any previous bonuses that have been added). Your initial sum assured is 70% of your initial investment. This means that if you invest £10,000 in our Stocks & Shares NISA your initial sum assured is £7,000. Any additional contribution increases the sum assured by 70% of each contribution.

The addition of any bonus is not guaranteed and you may not get back the full amount originally invested, dependent on the investment conditions at withdrawal.

To find out more about the addition of bonuses and how we manage our fund please read our Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM).

We may vary the design of a product to best meet the needs of our policyholders which may affect the timing and size of future bonuses. Therefore the above table is provided for information purposes only and should not be considered an indication of likely future performance.

Risk Category

The NISA is classified as a 'Medium Risk'. This could be suitable for medium risk investors, which can be classified as follows:

  • You are willing to take a moderate amount of risk.
  • You understand and accept that inflation could erode the value of your money over time.
  • You understand that you could lose money on a 'Medium Risk' investment.
  • You understand that Foresters Friendly Society regard a 'Medium Risk' product to be one which typically cannot predict the amount of money you may receive back. 

For more details about the Stocks & Shares NISA, please read the NISA Key Information Document and Important Information.


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