About Foresters Financial

Helping everyday families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities.

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Foresters is a mutual organisation helping to make a difference 

A mutual organisation helping to make a difference


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We have over 3 million customers and members


Taking care of family finances for over 140 years

Taking care of family finances for over 145 years


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We have over £19.2 billion funds under management


What we do

We provide financial solutions with a difference. Save towards your first home, retirement, your future, your child’s future and protect your home and those you love. Our products are designed to be affordable and flexible – so that whether you are opening a protection Plan, or saving for your, or your child’s future, if your circumstances change we will be on hand.

You have the choice to do business with us in a way that suits you. We have our very own Forester Life Financial Advisers who will be able to discuss your options. Our dedicated Customer Services team are here to help and you can have online access to your savings 24/7 by activating a MyPlans account.

For our members we offer valuable member benefits and opportunities to enjoy quality family time, the chance to give back through volunteering efforts, community grants and scholarships. View your member benefits online with MyForesters.

Helping is who we are, and it’s been so since the very beginning. Before terms like social responsibility and volunteerism were commonly used, our employees and members were actively giving back and making a difference in their communities.

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Our Story

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 145 years later, we provide personal insurance, mortgage protection, savings and investing for adults with our ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Savings & Investment Plans, and for children, Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds, 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 include western medicine in his practice. 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 145 years. 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.


What Our Members Have Been Up To


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Members took part in 180 different community days


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Foresters members attended over 140 family days out


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Community beautifications from beach cleans to garden refurbishments


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Of care packages for those who are less fortunate across food banks, hospices, and more


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Take a look at how one of our members used their grant from Foresters

Our 2019 Annual Report

As a member of Foresters Financial, you have a constitutional right to see how we are performing. Our 2019 Financial Report is here to provide you with an overview of the total organisation, including the UK, US and Canada, where our international headquarters are based. The numbers are in Canadian dollars, and there are roughly $1.6 to a pound.

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report


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Financial Strength

With over 145 years history of financial security and stability you can trust us to take care of your financial future.

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Our Purpose is to enrich the lives of our members


As well as looking after our members, we look out for our employees


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement comprises of both Forester Holdings (Europe) Limited and Forester Life Limited Companies, herein referred to as Foresters Financial UK.

It is made in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out our approach to mitigate the risks of modern slavery in our business and supply chains during the financial year ended in 31 December 2017.

You can read more about our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement here.



Code of Ethics

At Foresters Financial, we take our obligation to conduct business in a highly professional and ethical manner very seriously. We live by our Code of Ethics in everything we do and this enables us to protect our customers from increased costs associated with fraudulent activities. Conducting ourselves in a manner that builds trust in our organisation is a top priority for us.

To view a PDF of our Code of Ethics, click here.



Covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

The FSCS is the UK's compensation fund for customers of authorised financial services firms. Individual customers are covered by the FSCS which means that in the unlikely event that we cannot meet our obligations you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation from the FSCS.

Forester Life's insurance and protection Plans, ISAs, Savings & Investment Plans, Pension Plans and all children's savings Plans are fully covered under the FSCS. This means you would be entitled to 100% of the value of your Plan.

Financial security for you and your loved ones Take a look at our Plans