Join the Met Police Rugby Club on Mondays for touch rugby

The Met Police Rugby Club host Touch Rugby sessions at Imber Court on Monday nights from 7pm and you are invited to join.

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We're proud sponsors of the Memorial Flame at Hendon

Metfriendly have proudly sponsored the Memorial Flame at Hendon Regional Learning Centre since its inception in 2016.

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Should I draw a lump sum from my police pension?

This is just one of the questions you may be asking yourself on the run up to your retirement from the police service. So, if you’re looking for information to help you answer this and any other burning questions you might have, start here.

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The Metropolitan Police is celebrating 100 years of female police officers

We would like to say thanks to female officers for their commitment and dedication to policing over the last century.

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8 Financial Planning Tips for Home Ownership

Make plans for getting the keys to your own home.

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What is a Lifetime ISA?

Buying your first home is exciting. But saving the deposit for your first home may seem more like a far off dream. Could a Lifetime ISA help you realise your dream more quickly? Here we explain what you need to know in order for you to take advantage of your options.

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The first-time buyer’s guide to finding a mortgage deal

Now is a good time to be looking for your first home. First-time buyers have been helped by the recent stamp duty tax breaks and savings schemes like the Lifetime ISA.

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Metfriendly appoints Kathy Byrne as CEO

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kathy Byrne as the Society's next Chief Executive Officer.

Kathy Byrne has been appointed as Metfriendly’s new Chief Executive Officer and will take over the role from interim CEO Mark Myers as of 1st January 2019. Mark has led the Society since[..]

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How To Choose the Right ISA

ISAs – they used to be so simple.

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Teaching your kids about money

Teaching your kids about finance early can be a great way to set them up to be sensible spenders in adulthood.

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125 years of Serving the Met!

In 2018 we celebrated 125 years of Metfriendly.

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Our Christmas quiz results are in...

The results of our Christmas Quiz are in and they paint a very festive picture for police officers in the UK.

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Preparing the police family for retirement

Retirement may seem like a dream, however, it's important to ensure you are prepared for it to make the dream a reality.

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Tips for buying a secondhand car

Buying a secondhand car can be a complicated process, but our handy tips can make sure you have all the information you need to get a great deal.

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As a police officer, are you claiming your full tax relief?

Understanding where the taxman could owe you money can be a positive way to help safeguard your finances and ensure you're keeping hold of more of your pay every month.

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​10 Steps to Better Budgeting at Christmas

Christmas is a particularly busy time for the police, and with so many public events and celebrations it’s easy to forget about everyday concerns.

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Passing out Parades

We attend all of the Passing Out Parades held within the Met to welcome the newly qualified police officers to the greatest police service in the world.

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Autumn Budget offers plenty of positives for police officers

Police officers can benefit greatly from a number of announcements made in October's Autumn Budget.

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Our Honorary President

We are proud to have the UK's most senior police officer as our Honorary President.

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9 Most Frequently-Asked Police Pay Questions

With the recent release of the 2018/19 Pay Scales for Police Officers across the UK, here we offer a brief FAQ to address some of the most common questions surrounding police pay.

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Metfriendly are official sponsors of the Metropolitan Police RFC

We're excited to announce that this season, we're sponsoring the Metropolitan Police Rugby Football Club

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National Police Memorial Day 2018

We pay our respects to those Officers that tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Supporting Officers at Notting Hill Carnival 2018

This year at Notting Hill Carnival, we supplied Officers with our very own branded water bottles to ensure they kept hydrated throughout the day.

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Wills & Estate Planning: Have you planned effectively for the future?

Effectively planning for the future means understanding the importance of having a will and knowing precisely what will happen to your assets and property after you die.

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Police Pay Award 2018/19 Announced

The Government has announced a 2% pay award for police officers in 2018/19, effective from 1 September 2018. Our useful guide offers clear information on how salaries are affected for officers at each rank and pay point.

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Help to Buy and the Metfriendly Lifetime ISA explained

"I have a Help to Buy ISA of over £4,000, but the Lifetime ISA looks better, what do I do now?"

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Careers after the police: How to be prepared for a new adventure

Police officers approaching retirement should not be apprehensive for the future, as there are many fantastic opportunities that await you after leaving the service.

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ISA Allowances and Important Tax Thresholds

Check your annual tax allowances, including ISA savings limits with our handy infographic.

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How to help fund your child’s university education

If like many parents and grandparents you are considering how you can help cover the cost of university we have put together some top tips to help you start planning and saving.

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How much will it cost to buy my first home?

There are so many things to consider when buying your first home. Saving your deposit is likely to be your main concern but there are other fees and charges that you should be aware of so that you can build them into your overall budget.

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7 steps to help you reach your long-term savings goals

The latest research from Aldermore’s 2017 Annual Savings Tracker reveals

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How to calculate your monthly savings potential with the 50/30/20 budget

Working in the police service is demanding. Shift patterns and dealing with difficult situations make daily life hectic.

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What to consider when investing the lump sum from your police pension?

We are all guilty of spending time dreaming about retiring. This is particularly true when you have had a stressful day in the police service.

If you are actually approaching retirement from the police in the next few years there are so many things you will be thinking about. One of the most[..]

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20 ​Police Pension Terms you should know​

A police pension is an attractive feature of working as a member of the force, but like any complex financial scheme the details can seem confusing.

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​Don't let surprise bills eat into your police pay

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a police constable on the beat or a chief superintendent; a bill you didn’t budget for always hurts. 

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16 Discounted Ways to Relax and Unwind

Like anyone with a stressful job, people working in the police service need ways to relax and unwind - however, hobbies can be expensive.

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How to Save for a First Home with a Lifetime ISA

Saving for a first home can be a challenge for anyone - even couples with an above-average income.

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Financial Capability Week 2017: 6 Ways to Budget More Effectively

Financial Capability Week 2017 (FinCap 2017) aims to teach the UK how to become more financially capable and better at budgeting, all year round.

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The 9 Most Frequently-Asked Police Pay Questions

Here we attempt to answer many of the common questions to do with police pay. To help us we’ve enlisted the services of Metfriendly Board member Joanna Young.

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Does Met Federation Reg 28 Offer you Enough Cover?

Whether you are just starting your career with the police service or you’ve been a member of the police community for years, there are some questions which you should never ignore.

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All you Need to Know About the Police Payslip

You get your payslip – and your eyes go straight to the bottom righthand corner. How much did you get! And fair enough too – but just what do all those other parts mean?

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Police Pay Award 2017/18 Announced

On 12 September 2017, the government announced a 2% pay award for police officers in 2017/18. Our handy guide will show you how salaries for each rank and paypoint have been affected.

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This Inspiring Video Shows Why you Should Protect your Income

You never know what financial event life will throw at you next. On the one hand, a man buying a scratchcard has no idea that he is about to become a jackpot winner. On the other, an off-duty police officer riding a motorcycle has no idea that she is about to lose her ability to work until the[..]

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Seven Ways to Get on the Property Ladder in London Faster

It’s now harder than ever for police officers, staff and their families to get onto the property ladder in London, with house prices at an all-time high and continuing to rise, and risk-averse mortgage companies cautious about lending to anyone who doesn’t have a sizeable deposit.

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Ten Reasons to Stay in the CARE Pension Scheme

When you’re young and carefree, retirement can seem a long way off. So it can be tempting to choose to opt out of the police pensions scheme.

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Five Tips for Planning your Retirement from the Police

Fortunately, most members of the police services should have a reasonably good pension pot by the time they come to retirement so you don't have to rely solely on the state pension.

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How to Improve your Credit Rating

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers you should be aware of. Unless you have won Euromillions, or happen to be the Duke of Westminster, at some point in your future you will probably need to access credit.

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Meet our Members

Knowing our members and your career and financial priorities is at the heart of what we do at Metfriendly.

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Financial Concerns of London's Police Officers and Staff

We recently interviewed 664 Met Police Officers and staff. By speaking to you we learned not only about the pressures of your job, but we also got an in-depth understanding of your financial life. 

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