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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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