Bike Week; 6th to 14th June 2020

Bike Week is delivered by Cycling UK and is an annual celebration of the benefits of cycling for both the individual and for the environment as a whole. With the current situation of Coronavirus continuing, the Government’s policy of encouraging people to either cycle or walk to work to avoid any potential problems and overuse of public transport makes Bike …

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When your investments don’t go up in smoke

Throughout it’s 185 year history Healthy Investment has pursued an ethical investment strategy for its members and whilst it’s clear that since it’s formation in 1835 we have never invested in alcohol industries like breweries, distributors and pub chains, its historical relationship with tobacco stocks is less clear. Peter Green, Chief Executive of the Society explained ‘We are absolutely clear …

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Child Trust Funds – Your Choices

Coronavirus and your Child Trust Fund The outbreak of coronavirus has had a significant impact on global financial markets with stock markets seeing initial falls of up to 30% in value since the beginning of the year. Despite markets recovering some, but not all, of their value what does this mean for holders of Child Trust Funds? Our Child Trust …

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Healthy Investment Support Local Food Bank

Working from home, being furloughed or being in self isolation can bring with it lots of problems, not least of which is more pressure on the household budget and difficulty in accessing food. Charities and in particular food banks which serve the needs of local communities are feeling even more pressure on their resources as they try to meet the …

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Investing in With-profits Fund benefits members

Healthy Investment to maximise member returns by deferring its annual bonus declaration until investment markets stabilise. News release 22 April 2020 Healthy Investment, the friendly society and mutual insurer, has deferred the annual bonus declaration on its Ethical With-profits Fund until later this year. Members had been due to receive details of the bonus to be added to their savings …

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Junior ISA Limit Increases To £9000

Junior ISA limit increases to £9,000 In the budget on 11 March 2020 the government announced that the amount that can be invested in Junior ISAs increased to £9,000 for the 2020/2021 tax year. At this level Junior ISAs will be at the forefront of parents and grandparents minds when it comes to investing for their children and grandchildren. Not …

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Coronavirus outbreak, A message from Peter Green

A word about the team at Healthy Investment Like most organisations, and in accordance with government advice, we have made specific provision to safeguard those working at the Society during the current Coronavirus outbreak. The majority of our team are now working from home, there are no face to face business meetings and the office is closed to visitors. However …

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

When the apprentice is hiring the apprentice. When Jerrol Ainsworth joined Healthy Investment in January 2010, as an administrative apprentice, he never envisaged that it would be him hiring the new apprentice. Jerrol, who has recently been promoted to Membership Manager here at Healthy Investment has been tasked with finding the next apprentice to join the growing team. Peter Green, …

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Meet the team – Jerrol Ainsworth

It sometimes feels that Jerrol’s been with the Society man and boy. Jerrol started his career at Healthy Investment as an apprentice after completing an IT course at the local college.  Nearly 9 years later he’s still here and playing a pivotal role in the Society’s future. Peter Green, Chief Executive of the Society explained, ‘Jerrol came to us as …

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Important information about 16 year old Child Trust Funds

The children who were first to receive the government’s Child Trust Fund (CTF) vouchers are now 16 and 17 years old which means that it’s important for parents and guardians to talk to their children about the CTF and how they are going to use the money that’s invested for them. The government’s rules for Child Trust Funds means that …

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