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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 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 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.

What this means for you

When you trust Foresters Financial with your savings and investments, personal insurance, and 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. 

We are proud of the long-term relationships we have formed with our customers and members, nurtured over the years through extraordinary service and solid investment results. And we’re equally proud of the many ways we give back to families in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. 

Whether we’re building playgrounds in underserviced neighbourhoods, preparing emergency kits for victims of natural disasters or cleaning up beaches, we go wherever families need us. 

And for our more than one million members, we provide valuable member benefits and opportunities to enjoy quality family time or give back through volunteering efforts that directly benefit local communities.

Learn more about membership opportunities.

Putting our Customers First

At the heart of what we do is our commitment to put our customers first. We believe in providing a personal and individual service which we assess against six core values:

  • Acting with honesty and integrity – dealing with our customers in an open and transparent way.
  • Disclosing relevant information understandably – providing clear and accurate information to enable customers to make informed decisions.
  • Fulfilling legitimate expectations – ensuring that our products and services live up to the claims and promises we have made.
  • Acting consistently – treating all our customers in a consistent fashion.
  • Acting reasonably – acting impartially and reasonably towards our customers.
  • Acting with competence and diligence – fulfilling customer expectations for advice and service.

We pride ourselves on the sound advice and friendly service that we give to our customers, the merits of our straightforward financial products and our first class administrative support. Our goal is to set the highest standards in our industry with a reputation for quality and service through everything we do.

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 2016.

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

Our Code of Ethics

Our 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. Our Code of Ethics:


  • defines the parameters and principles of ethical conduct and behaviour expected of all Foresters Financial directors, officers, employees, distributors and other representatives.
  • increases awareness and understanding of the ethical principles under which we do business and conduct our volunteer activities.
  • encourages, inspires and rewards  ethical conduct, and prevents misconduct at Foresters Financial.

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



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Careers at Foresters

When you join Foresters Financial, you become part of a leading international financial services organisation. With thriving operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, Foresters Financial has built a foundation of experience, expertise and reliability over 140 years of steady growth. A foundation that helps today’s families plan for their financial security. And, a foundation on which to build a great career.

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