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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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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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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[..]

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ISA Flavours - August 2020

It’s coming to the end of August and, despite the pandemic, for many of us its traditionally the time for family holidays and ice cream at the seaside. This month rather than talking about flavours of ice cream (Häagen-Dazs Salted Caramel for me!), I’ve been asked by a friend about different[..]

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Five easy steps to make the most of your money - July 2020

Month 1 – How to perform a quick and simple money health check.

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Investment Insight - June 2020

What does the potential transfer of Police Mutual to Royal London mean for Metfriendly members?

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The Eighth Wonder of the World - May 2020

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.” He then went on to describe it as the “most powerful force in the universe”.

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Investment Insight - April 2020

As I sit writing this investment update, I’m at my desk looking out at the river at home rather than the town centre in the office in Orpington. We have all had to adapt to the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.

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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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Your Money Questions

Metfriendly CEO 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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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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ISA Allowances and Important Tax Thresholds

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

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

We're all guilty of spending time dreaming about retiring. This is particularly true when you've 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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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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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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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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​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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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 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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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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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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