What current members think of us

Scottish Friendly has a host of happy customers. Here's what Douglas McEwan, Vicki Simpson and Alison Downs, who chose the Child Bond, and William Neville, who chose the Scottish Bond, had to say.


Alison says,

"It can go towards Millie’s education. Or a deposit on a flat"

“My husband and I weren’t very good at saving, but now it’s a habit that will give us a nice pot of money.”

Alison Downs lives in Glasgow. She works in PR and is married to Robert, a fire fighter. The couple has one daughter – Millie. They’re investing money for Millie.

Allison says: “Robert and I weren’t very good at saving, but now it’s a habit that will give us a nice pot of money.

I also want to instil the saving habit in Millie. So she understands the importance of putting money away for the future and learns how to manage her finances.

We’re paying in £25 per month. It’s all for Millie’s future. It can go towards her education. Or a deposit on a flat. We’ve taken a plan for 15 years, so it will mature when she’s almost 18.”


Douglas says,

"Scottish Friendly are such a reliable company"

“When I started out in adult life, I had nothing. This investment makes sure my grandchildren have something to build on.”

Douglas McEwan lives in Clackmannanshire. He is retired. Douglas is investing £10 per month for each of his four grandchildren.

Douglas says: "I wanted to do something for my grandchildren, because I care very much for them. When I started out in adult life, I had nothing. This investment makes sure they have a little something to build on.

I decided to go with Scottish Friendly, because they are such a reliable company."


Vikki says,

"I like the idea of saving for a fixed number of years"

"Scottish Friendly stands out from the crowd. I had heard really good things about you and I’m glad I went with you."

Vikki Simpson lives in Sheffield. She has a son and a stepson. Vikki started putting money away for both children when her son was born.

Vikki says: "I like the idea of saving for a fixed number of years. It means I can plan my finances. For my outgoings, but also my income, because I know when the plan will mature.

The money we’re going to get could be used for whatever we want: a nice holiday, our home, a new car or the education of the boys. Knowing that the money will be coming is fantastic.

Scottish Friendly stands out from the crowd. I had heard really good things about you and I’m glad I went with you."


William says,

"I heard a lot about Scottish Friendly – it was all praise"

"It’s a very easy way to build a substantial nest egg without even noticing you are saving.”

William Neville is a research manager. Like many people, he didn’t know that UK residents can invest up to £25 per month with a friendly society like Scottish Friendly, over and above other tax allowances such as ISAs.

William says: "It’s a very easy way to build a substantial nest egg without even noticing you are saving. And it’s a relatively safe investment.”

He also likes that fact that the maturity pay-out of his investment plan will also be tax-free.

"I heard a lot about Scottish Friendly – it was all praise, so I decided to start investing with you."