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Choices in your Police career that can set you up for life

Since 1893, Metfriendly has been dedicated to helping serving and retired UK Police and their relatives. For Officers and Staff, we're here for you from the moment you begin life in the Service, helping to improve your financial circumstances, through to when you leave and beyond, just like we were[..]

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It’s not often you get free money from the Government

Mark is 35, been in the job for over 15 years, and has been saving with Metfriendly since he started his career with the Police.

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Spring Statement 2022: Cost of living to increase as inflation soars

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the Spring Statement of 2022 in the House of Commons on Wednesday (23rd March).

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Benefits for ALL of the Police Family

Metfriendly are here to help improve your financial wellbeing. With the cost of living on the rise, it's important not to let things get out of hand, so now might be the time to review your finances and make changes. Why not look to Metfriendly to help you make some financial improvements?

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Talking money and planning your financial future

November 8th to 12th 2021 was Talk Money Week, an event organised by the Money & Pensions Service to encourage people to open up and start having conversations about financial matters.

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Autumn Budget 2021: Public sector pay freeze lifted

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a planned increase in pay for public sector workers in the Budget.

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Saving for future plans and your family’s financial security

Getting into good savings habits can help you achieve financial security and reach all sorts of life goals, from going on holiday (when restrictions are eased and you have more freedom to travel) to buying a home.

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10 years into retirement... my thoughts on saving and Metfriendly

It's now ten years since I retired from the Metropolitan Police Service, and things have changed quite a bit for me.

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How you can help your grandchildren reach their biggest goals in life

As today's younger generations face a range of challenges in their financial lives, grandparents can play a vital role in helping their loved ones reach their goals and milestones.

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Lessons from the Byrne Family financial cookbook! September 2020

Nick’s recent blog: “Things I wish I could say to my younger self” has had lots of positive feedback within the Metfriendly community and if you haven’t read it yet it’s definitely worth a look. I particularly like the idea of not spending all of your pay rise – definitely a sensible idea. As Nick[..]

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Things I wish I could say to my younger self

It's normal for us to want the best for future generations and those we're close to. Often that involves thinking about what we would say to our younger selves and offering a few words of wisdom.

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Covid mini-budget: what does it mean for you?

The Government has published a mini-budget designed to boost the economy amid Covid-19. Find out what the new measures could mean for you and your money.

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COVID 19 – Money issues, guides and tips

The current situation with regard to COVID 19 is causing a lot of anxiety and fear throughout the country but can also be causing some financial distress to some. Below are some guides, tips and links to information that might be useful to you or your family.

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Budget 2020: The talking points

Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlining the Government's financial plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The announcement was overshadowed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has affected stock markets around the world in the past few weeks.

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Your Money Questions

Metfriendly's Kathy, (centre) along with Debbie (left) and Angela (right), both presenters at our Options seminars, were recently set some interesting questions by London Police Pensioner Magazine.

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Getting to know Metfriendly's Simon

Metfriendly new joiner Simon Horgan talks about why he’s passionate about helping police officers.

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Election result boosts markets

The Conservatives' big win in the 2019 general election provided the clarity that many people in the UK were hoping for, boosting financial markets in the process.

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How to make the most of Black Friday this year

Black Friday this year is 29th November. Love it or hate it, it's hard not to be tempted to scour the internet for a deal.

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Boost your savings with a 25% government bonus

With Help to Buy ISAs closed to new savers as of November 30th 2019, many people will be looking at other products to help them save up money for a deposit on a first home. One option is the Lifetime ISA. Likewise, if your child has a Child Trust Fund set to mature from next year onwards, it's[..]

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Getting to know Metfriendly's Joey

Our newest recruit, Joey, spoke to us about his role at Metfriendly, his parents' careers in the police and his financial plans for the future.

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What future will your kids have?

Good, stable well-paid jobs can be very hard to come by, even for university graduates – and competition is fierce. Then there’s buying a home – each year more and more young adults are giving up on what was once a reasonably straight-forward decision.

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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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How To Choose the Right ISA

Once upon a time your ISA choices were straightforward. But now there are a lot of different types of ISAs on the market and choosing which one is right for you is a lot harder.

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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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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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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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​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 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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