British Friendly

07 Mar 2018


About Us


Where the feeling’s truly mutual


We’re a real mutual at British Friendly – and have been since 1902- with all our customers becoming equal members when they join. We provide affordable Income Protection for as many people as possible – even those who are typically hard to insure. We are driven by our commitment to paying our members claims. That’s why we’ve paid 96.7% of all claims over the last 12 years and 92.4% of all claims in 2017, which means you can recommend us to your clients with confidence.


Because our members are at the heart of all we do, we created our discretionary Mutual Benefits programme in 2017. Mutual Benefits is one of the ways we are returning value back to our members, bringing their membership to life whether they claim or not.


Most insurance policies only come to life when something bad happens – with Income Protection this means when you are sick or injured and cannot work. But with British Friendly, your clients will receive a range of additional benefits that they can use every day.


Awards and Recognition

When it comes to delivering excellent products and services we measure our success on whether we’ve done the right thing for our members.


It’s an added bonus when we are also consistently recognised for our commitment to serving our customers.


Defaqto Star Ratings
Protect Policy – 2017
Protect Policy – 2016
Protect Policy – 2012
Cover Excellence Awards
Best Individual Income Protection – 2016
Best New Product – 2016
Highly Commended Individual Income Protection – 2017, 2015, 2012
Highly Commended Best Added Value – 2017
Moneyfacts Awards
Protection Review
Highly Commended Innovation – 2011 Gold – Mutual Benefits – 2017
Gold – Care Assistance Benefit and Death Benefit – 2016
LifeSearch Protection Awards
Gold – Short Term Protect – 2016
Best Income Protection Provider – 2017 Silver – Breathing Space – 2013
Best Income Protection Provider – 2012 Gold – Protect – 2011
Health Insurance Daily Product Reviews
8 out of 10 – Short Term Protect, Care Assistance Benefit and Death Benefit