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Our summer volunteering at Seashell Trust

09 Oct, 2018 by Lyba Nasir


This summer we’ve had a busy and enjoyable time volunteering at Seashell Trust to help out with a variety of tasks there, as our way of giving back. The staff team from Shepherds Friendly contribute at least one day a year to give back to the local community by volunteering.

Seashell Trust is a charity local to us, located in Cheadle, who provide care for children and adults with complex learning disabilities.

Volunteering at Seashell Trust

JISA online

18 Sep, 2018

You can now manage your child’s Junior ISA online


We would like to thank all our members who have offered us feedback over the past few months, you spoke, we listened! We are delighted to announce that the Shepherds Friendly Junior ISA can now be viewed and managed online through our Your Account area.

Head of compliance and risk

31 Jul, 2018

A chat with… Our new Head of Compliance and Risk


We sat down with our Head of Compliance and Risk, Drew Powell, to talk about his new role at Shepherds Friendly and some of the new projects the department is working on to benefit our members. We also spoke about how the department adapts to the latest trends to tie in with the company’s ethos of being a ‘Modern Mutual’, continuously looking to improve the experience of new and existing members.

AGM 2018

18 Jul, 2018

The outcome of our 2018 AGM


This year our Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 19th June 2018 at our head office in Cheadle. We would like to thank all our members who took time out to vote and those who attended.

A total of 792 votes were made this year. We pledged to donate 25 pence for each vote we received in the AGM to Seashell Trust, our chosen charity. Through the votes we have received this year, you’ve managed to raise £198 for them.

Gender pay at Shepherds Friendly

09 Jul, 2018

Gender pay gap at Shepherds Friendly


Earlier this year in April thousands of companies rushed to report their gender pay gap. This came after a new law was passed by the UK government in 2017, making it necessary for companies with 250 or more employees to publish the differences in gender pay at their organisation.

Here at Shepherds Friendly, though we were not required to publish a report by law, we wanted to take the initiative and look at our gender pay so that we could identify any issues. An ethos of the Society is to treat all staff equally and based on merit, and so this opportunity was great to identify areas we could improve upon.

Engage Awards

21 Sep, 2018

Shepherds Friendly selected as finalists of the Engage Awards 2018


Shepherds Friendly is proud to announce our selection as a finalist in the Best use of Voice of the Customer category of the Engage Awards 2018 – the only customer and employee engagement industry awards in the UK.

The Engage Awards showcase organisational excellence and also recognise individuals who have accomplished significant achievements within the customer and employee engagement market.

MoneyAge Awards 2018 Shortlist

10 Aug, 2018

Shortlisted for Best ISA provider – MoneyAge Awards 2018


We are overjoyed to announce that we have been shortlisted for yet another award! This time it’s the MoneyAge Awards 2018, for the Best ISA provider category.

The MoneyAge Awards celebrate excellence, professionalism and innovation in the hugely competitive but critically important personal finance industry. Recognising companies that have come out at the top with their product provision, innovation, focus on value and service towards customers.

Pedometer Challange

26 Jul, 2018

Shepherds Friendly Steppers take part in the Pedometer Challenge!


Over the last month we ran a pedometer challenge, which saw our head office staff taking part and getting involved, creating a real buzz around the challenge.

It was a fun way to encourage employees to get active, focusing on health and well-being, while bringing out everyone’s competitive side. A total of twenty-eight Shepherds Friendly Steppers took part in the pedometer challenge.

UNISON

13 Jul, 2018

Shepherds Friendly partners with UNISON


At Shepherds Friendly we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the UK’s largest public service union, UNISON.

As a society we’ve been looking after family finances for almost 200 years. For that reason, UNISON, the UK’s most prevalent trade union, serving more than 1.3 million members, has partnered with us to bring their members a variety of tax-efficient savings plans for their family.

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0800 526 249

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Over 50s Life Plan

Now improved so it pays out an even bigger guaranteed cash lump sum

Child Trust Fund Unit Price

£2.5739 as at 16th October 2018

Please note: this price fluctuates daily.