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07.12.2016 - Nearly a third of UK families concerned about this cost of Christmas

Nearly a third (31%) of UK families with children are worried about how they are going to pay for the costs associated with Christmas this year, according to savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly.. Read more...

30.11.2016 - Inflation concerns to the fore in latest Scottish Friendly Disposable Income Index

The latest Disposable Income Index (DII) published today by savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly has revealed that over half (55%) of households are worried about an increase in the cost of food and more than four in ten (45%) are anxious about petrol prices. Read more...

22.11.2016 - Scottish Friendly welcomes proposed ban of pension cold callers

The news that Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to introduce a ban on pension cold callers in his autumn statement is a welcome development. Read more...

25.10.2016 - David Almond in Lothians and Borders in last Scottish Friendly book tour of 2016

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is bringing award-winning children's author David Almond to secondary schools in Midlothian, Lothian and Scottish Borders between 31 Oct - 4 November. Read more...

24.10.2016 - Fiona McBain steps down as Chief Executive

After 11 years Fiona McBain has decided to step down as Chief Executive of Scottish Friendly. Read more...

12.10.2016 - The Great British Granny: Berry is the icing on the cake

Mary Berry is the celebrity people in the UK would most want to be their grandparent according to research released today from ISA and savings provider Scottish Friendly. Read more...

03.10.2016 - Over half of Grandparents plan to save for their Grandchildren

More than half of UK grandparents plan to save for their grandchildren’s future – with many hoping to help their loved-ones onto the property ladder, it has been revealed Read more...

05.09.2016 - Children’s Laureate is a Big Draw for Schools in Scotland

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is bringing award-winning children's illustrator, author and current Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, to schools in Scotland between 11- 15 September. Read more...

24.08.2016 - UK households not feeling better off and worried about long-term impact of Brexit

The latest Disposable Income Index (DII) published today by savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly has revealed that  half (51.9%) of working-age households are worried about how leaving the EU will affect their financial wellbeing. Read more...

08.06.2016 - Half of UK households worried about financial impact of EU Referendum according to Scottish Friendly’s latest Disposable Income Index

The latest Disposable Income Index (DII) published today by savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly has revealed that nearly half (45.2%) of UK households are worried about the impact of the EU Referendum on the pound in their pockets. Read more...

06.06.2016 - Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour makes inaugural visit to Norfolk

One of the UK’s best loved historical fiction writers, Elizabeth Wein, is set to visit nine high schools in Norfolk between 20-24 June 2016 as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Read more...

27.05.2016 - Watford goalkeeper, Heurelho, wins 2015/16 Premier League 'Super Saver' award

Heurelho Gomes, the Watford goalkeeper who played a crucial role in the club’s survival in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup semi-final, has scooped the ‘Scottish Friendly Super Saver Award’. Read more...

08.03.2016 - Scottish Friendly calls for matched contributions Save and Invest programme

Savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly has today called for the government to introduce a Help to Save and Invest programme of substance in the Budget on 16th March. Read more...

07.03.2016 - Scottish Friendly calls for abolition of pension tax free lump sum

Savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly is calling on the Government to radically reform pension legislation in the 2016 Budget and not simply give in to the demands of the wealthy and well- advised. Read more...