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It’s now one year since Britain voted to Brexit and outside the temperature is sizzling. But it’s the financial heat that’s making many people across the UK feel particularly uncomfortable. The Prime Minister served the EU divorce papers in March this year and this week formal decree nisi negotiations began. The decree absolute could be, should be, 2019 but a softer Brexit may involve a…


Put down your shopping lists, smart phones and purses, your time is up! Our families took on The Great British Savings Challenge Finale and have told us how they got on. We tasked them to try earning some money by using free cash back sites for shopping they had planned to do anyway. Here’s how they got on… Natalie told us “I am a big…


A new study reveals Brits spend more time dithering over insignificant, day-to-day decisions, than they do considering important financial matters. The research, commissioned by Scottish Friendly*, reveals that people struggle far more making relatively trivial decisions about what to have for dinner or what to watch on Netflix than they do about making important choices about their financial future. Deciding what birthday or Christmas presents…


On Friday 16th June our administration system will be offline to allow a significant upgrade to our system. During this time you won’t be able to access our My Plans online portal or application forms for our product range. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but rest assured we’ll be up and running again by midday on Tuesday 20th June so please check back…


Scottish Friendly has welcomed the appointment of Lauren Child MBE as the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate. Child, whose appointment was announced on Wednesday 7th June 2017 in Hull, takes over from Chris Riddell, becoming the 10th children’s laureate. Over the next two years Child will champion children and reading nationwide. The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour has taken all past children’s laureates on a tour…


Songs about how the young have the power and the idealism for change abound. Oh, Very Young by Cat Stevens, The Times They Are A Changin’ by Bob Dylan, David Bowie’s Changes and the Who’s iconic My Generation are among a few memorable odes to youth that endure. In my last blog, I was (metaphorically) shaking my head at the focus on the voting strength…


Throughout this General Election campaign the focus has, once again, been on pensioners. It seems that this demographic group has been placed on a pedestal and the needs of certain other demographic groups are being ignored as a result. The state pension, the triple lock, funding long term care and winter fuel allowances have been key battlegrounds between the Conservative and Labour parties. It’s now…


The Great British Savings Challenge without cashback sites is like the Great British Bake off without soggy bottoms. That’s why we’ve saved the best for last. Our final challenge might not be as complicated as Paul and Mary’s mille feuille pastry, but the savings you make could be every bit as tasty. Time and again we’ve heard from many of you how much money you…


My fellow goalkeeping enthusiasts, another memorable Premier League season has come to an end. It has been the season where Chelsea, who finished 10th last season, finished as champions, and Leicester City, who won the title last year, finished 12th – it’s funny how things work out, isn’t it!? Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City confirmed a third-place finish after thrashing Watford 5-0. It was a blitz…


We’re pretty sad that the Premier League 2016/17 season is coming to an end on Sunday, after what has been an exciting campaign. I’m most looking forward to Sunday as all the Premier League sides feature! Arsenal play Everton in a match where only a win for the Gunners could give them a chance of securing a top four spot – unless Watford pick up…