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We celebrate another great year of fundraising for Seashell Trust!

21 Dec, 2016 by Liam Cross

On Friday 16th December, we visited our chosen charity Seashell Trust to present them with a cheque for £1,200, just in time for Christmas! Throughout 2016, we have carried out a range of fundraising activities, from regular volunteering at the Seashell Trust centre to monthly staff and board member donations, and this latest figure takes the total we have raised for the charity to over £3,500! Previous activities include staff taking part in the Manchester 5K Colour Run, and a member of staff dressing up as the Easter bunny delivering presents to students at the trust!

Shepherds Friendly enjoys another successful year with Seashell Trust

Shepherds Friendly staff celebrate Christmas Jumper Day

16 Dec, 2016

Festive fun at Shepherds Friendly while raising money for Save the Children!

Staff from the Shepherds Friendly wore their Christmas jumpers with pride on Thursday as festive fun took over the office! Following the national trend of ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, staff turned up in a variety of festive jumpers, with reindeer, snowmen and even a couple of elves spotted around the office!

A chat with our CEO, Ann-Marie O'Dea

07 Dec, 2016

A Chat With… Our CEO

To look back on another busy and exciting year for Shepherds Friendly Society, we sat down with our CEO, Ann-Marie O’Dea, to see what the year has brought for the Society, and what we are looking forward to in 2017!

Shepherds Friendly celebrates its 190th anniversary

28 Nov, 2016

We are celebrating our 190th Anniversary!

Shepherds Friendly Society is 190 years old this December, and we want you to help us celebrate! Since our foundation in 1826, on a cold Christmas Day in a tavern just outside Manchester, we have put the financial interests of our members first every time, and to celebrate, are inviting members to participate in the competitions that we are running!

31 Oct, 2016

Happy 5th Birthday Junior ISA

2011, what a year. In terms of events of historical importance, 2011 had it all. The frantic preparation for London hosting the Olympics, the devastation of the Japanese earthquake, the controversy of the phone hacking scandal, the panic of the summer riots and all the pomp and circumstance of the royal wedding, to name but a few. It was a year that will go down in history, that’s for sure. There was another important event in 2011 that I’ve not mentioned so far, and maybe not all of you would have heard of it. That is the creation and introduction of the Junior ISA!

Shepherds Friendly appoints Julie Kelly as new Head of Finance

11 Oct, 2016

New Head of Finance appointed at Shepherds Friendly

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Kelly as our new Head of Finance. Julie is a qualified accountant with over 25 years experience, working in practice for KPMG and Grant Thornton, before moving into financial services with General Motors and the Co-operative Bank.

Savers receive welcome boost at the Autumn Statement

15 Dec, 2016

Good news for those wishing to save for their children’s future!

People choosing to save for their children’s futures received a welcome boost in the Autumn Statement on the 23rd November, with an increase in the Junior ISA and Child Trust Fund (CTF) annual allowance! From April 2017, the amount you will be able into to save will increase from £4,080 to £4,128 a year, rising in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate of inflation.

Shepherds Friendly staff volunteer at Seashell Trust

29 Nov, 2016

Shepherds Friendly staff volunteer at Seashell Trust

At the beginning of November members of our staff team spent a productive day at our chosen charity, Seashell Trust. With paint brushes and overalls at the ready, Alex from the business development team, Tonei from finance and Samantha from marketing dedicated their day to updating an art room at Seashell Trust centre by decorating the ceiling.

University Savings Plan renamed as the Junior Money Maker!

17 Nov, 2016

University Savings Plan renamed as the Junior Money Maker!

You may have noticed a subtle change on our website, especially to one of our child savings plans. Our University Savings Plan has changed its name to the Junior Money Maker. The aim of the name change is to help those wanting to save for children by allowing them to easily tell between the savings plans that we have to offer.

Shepherds Friendly enjoys successful day at the Mortgage Business Expo

20 Oct, 2016

Shepherds Friendly Society team has productive day at Mortgage Business Expo

Members of Shepherds Friendly’s business development team had an exciting day exhibiting our Income Protection plan at the Mortgage Business Expo in London on the 13th October. The Expo, which was attended by over 1150 financial advisers and exhibitors, proved highly useful for the team who were able to build relationships with advisers and intermediaries, and to let them know about the benefits of our Income Protection plan.

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