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Finalists in the COVER Excellence Awards 2019!

26 Jun, 2019 by Lyba Nasir


We’re delighted to share the news with our members that we have been shortlisted in the COVER Excellence Awards 2019 for the Best Individual Income Protection category.

The COVER Excellence Awards celebrate firms and intermediaries that are leading the charge across the protection, life and health insurance space.

Cover Excellence Awards 2019

Investment Life & Pensions Awards 2019 - Finalist logo

16 May, 2019

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2019 – Shortlist


Thank you to everyone who took time out to vote for us in the Investment Life & Pension Awards 2019. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for four categories!

– Best Junior ISA Provider
– Best Income Protection Provider
– Best Claims Support
– Best Protection Service

Stevie gold award

14 Mar, 2019

We win multiple awards at The Stevie® Awards 2019


We are delighted to announce that we have won not one, not two, but three awards at The Stevie Awards 2019 and received international recognition for our customer service.

There were over 2,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry, all of which were evaluated in this year’s competition.

claims rate 2018

04 Feb, 2019

Shepherds Friendly pays 95.8% of claims in 2018


We are proud to announce that we paid 95.8% of Income Protection claims in 2018.

The majority of claims in 2018 were made for musculoskeletal pain (non-spinal), which accounted for 27.15% of the claims received, followed by spinal issues (14.5%), mental health related problems (11.97%), viral infections and flus (9.61%) and fractures (6.91%).

Brexit preperations

15 Mar, 2019

Brexit – How we’re preparing for it to ensure a smoother journey for you


As we’re sure you are aware, the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union (EU) after the British public voted in a historic referendum in June 2016.

At Shepherds Friendly we’re a fully UK-based company; all our transactions and operations are conducted within the UK, and the Shepherds Friendly Board would like to reassure all of our members that this period is very much business as usual.

3% bonus on ISA and JISA

04 Mar, 2019

Good news for our savers; we announce a 3% bonus for our ISA and Junior ISA members


We are pleased to announce to our Shepherds Friendly ISA and Junior ISA members we are paying a 3% bonus on their investment plans.

Our Stocks and Shares ISA, which was launched by the Society in 2008, has paid an annual bonus for the past 11 consecutive years.  The Junior ISA, which also provides a tax-efficient saving opportunity for children, has also rewarded an annual bonus since 2011.

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Child Trust Fund Unit Price

£2.6399 as at 25th February 2019

Please note: this price fluctuates daily.