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Who we are

Established in 1862 as the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, the name Scottish Friendly Assurance was adopted in 1992. We’re looking after assets worth more than £4.5 billion and have over 814,000 members (as at 26/04/23).

How we operate

Today Scottish Friendly operates as a financial services group offering a wide range of financial products and services. We're based in Glasgow and our staff and management team are dedicated to providing the best in customer service.

Our history

From modest beginnings in 1862 to Scottish Friendly as we are known today, we've grown substantially over the years. Explore our history with a timeline of the past 160 years.

Delivering value for our members and our community

Guide to mutuals

Since opening our doors in 1862, we’ve dedicated our efforts to making investing affordable for everyone.

Community involvement

We care about our people, our customers, societal issues and our role in supporting the community.


As one of the largest mutual societies in the UK, we're proud of our achievements over the years. Here are just some of our awards.

Careers with Scottish Friendly

If you're thinking about taking the next step in your career, then Scottish Friendly could be the place for you.

Helping families to save and invest for over 160 years

Learn more

Investing can seem like a tricky business, so if you have a few questions or aren't quite sure where to start, we have some useful guides to help get you started.

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