At Shepherds Friendly we make sure that we put our members at the heart of everything we do. From finding out if we could have done anything differently, to establishing if our products meet your needs and requirements.
We have at the heart of the Society the mutual core values of trust, mutual benefit and ownership.
We believe mutuality is the best way of providing maximum benefit to our customers. The Society runs in the interests of its members it is not listed on the stock market or owned externally. Its members are its owners. This means that we do not have to pay any of our profits to shareholders instead they are paid directly to our members.
We ensure that the money you invest with the Society is treated in a responsible and sensible manner and gives as good as possible a return on investment.
Today Shepherds Friendly Society is a multi-million pound operation, looking after over 66,000 members throughout the UK, but our beginnings were more humble.
We started life as a sickness and benefits society and were an amalgamation of various fraternal groups - The Royal Shepherds Sanctuary Benefit Society which was established in Yorkshire in the early 19th century, Ashton Unity which was formed in 1826 and the Ancient Order of Shepherds.
More than 180 years on, it's still good to know that, as the company continues to go from strength to strength; our values and principles still remain true to that of the original founders.
We have been providing mutual solutions to our members since 1826. You can trust us.
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