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When you trust Foresters Financial for your personal insurance, savings and investing or pension planning needs, you’re not only accessing our global network of experienced financial experts; you’re joining an organisation with a 140-year history of giving back to families and communities.

Our rich history of helping families

Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with a unique history that began in 1874 when we set out to provide access to life insurance for average, working families. More than 140 years later, we provide personal insurance, savings and investing and pension planning solutions that help families achieve long-term financial health and security.


Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of several milestones in the life insurance landscape, often pioneering trends that would later become commonplace. One of our first leaders, Dr. Oronhyatekha, was one of Canada’s first Native doctors to practice western medicine. A man ahead of his time, Dr. Oronhyatekha championed the rights of women, children and minorities. He also insisted on admitting women as full members of the organisation and providing benefits to the orphans of Foresters members.

Today, more than three million customers and members in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States benefit from the foundation of experience, expertise and reliability we have built over two centuries. During this time, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to help improve family well-being and each year, we invest millions to support causes that enrich the lives of families and communities.

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