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Our Financial Strength

With our 145 year plus history of financial strength and stability, you can trust us to take care of your financial future.

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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

 

Financial strength

Forester Life is part of Foresters Financial, an international financial services organisation. We’re a mutual organisation, responsible for looking after over £19.2 billion funds under management as at 31st December 2019 of which Forester Life was responsible for over £4.5 billion. For over 145 years we have focused on sharing our financial strength with over 3 million customers and members across the UK, Canada and United States.

We have also received an “A” rating from A.M. Best for the past 18 years. An “A” (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policy holders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company.

Our financial measures

With our 145 year plus history, Foresters Financial is financially strong, and more importantly, well-positioned for long-term financial health.

We share our key financial results, which are indicators of our growth, financial strength and stability. Please see our Financial Highlights and Consolidated Financial Statements for further information. The following information is for Foresters Financial and therefore includes the UK, Canada and the US.

2018 Financial results (£)

Total Assets 

£10.2bn

Total Liability

£9.1bn

Surplus1

£1.1bn

Total fund under management 

£24.8bn
 1This surplus comprising assets of £10.2 billion and liabilities of £9.1 billion represents excess funds above the amount required as legal reserves for insurance and annuity certificates in force and provides additional assurances to our members for our long term financial strength. Financial results as at 31 December 2018.

 

Solvency Financial Conditional Report

In line with the regulatory requirements based on the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC), please find below the Solvency Financial Conditional Report detailing the Group’s solvency position. The purpose of the document is to provide readers sufficient information in order to gain comfort that the Group has adequate governance, controls and capital to withstand adverse scenarios.

For the 2018 report click here

For the 2017 report click here

 

Tax Strategy

In compliance with HMRC guidance for large businesses to publish tax strategy please see Foresters Financial UK strategy paper attached here.

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