The Cost of Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a very exciting time. However, we all know that it’s also going to be an expensive time. The team at Healthy Investment have set out what costs are involved to help you work out how much you need to save. We recommend that you save up enough to cover all of the major upfront costs, …

Make the Most of Your ISA

Making the Most of Your ISA

In an article published on 17 September in the Financial Services supplement of the London Evening Standard, we discuss the Healthy Investment Stocks and Shares ISA. You can read the article on page 14 here: Making the Most of Your ISA. You may be disappointed with the interest rate you are earning on your cash ISA or concerned about the …

How to Manage Money

Teach Your Children How to Manage Their Money

The Healthy Investment team have been asking parents how they teach their children about money. As a financial services organisation and as experts in saving and investing, we believe it is extremely important for parents to teach their children how to manage their money at an early age so that when they fly the nest, they have the skills to …

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What is a Friendly Society?

Despite being around for a couple of hundred years there’s still a lot of misunderstanding about exactly what a friendly society is. I can assure you that, like a family friend asked me last week, it’s not just a place where all the staff get along really well. Many, but not all, friendly societies are financial services and insurance providers, …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Investing

Do you have money sat in your bank savings account? Are you looking for greater returns on your money than the interest it earns? If the answer is yes, it could be worth thinking about investing some of it. After all, you’ve worked extremely hard for your money. Why not make it work harder for you. The right investment for …

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The 2018 Annual General Meeting

Members, directors and staff all gathered at Bury Town Hall earlier this week for the Society’s Annual General Meeting. Peter Green, Chief Executive, explained ‘The AGM is the highlight of the year. It gives us an opportunity to meet members face to face, to talk about our performance and plans for the future. Most importantly it gives us time to …

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What is a Child Trust Fund?

Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are government tax-free savings accounts for children who were born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011. Even though CTFs have stopped, existing CTFs can continue until the child is 18. Parents, grandparents, friends and relatives can still continue to pay into the account or top it up on special occasions such as birthdays or …

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Start Saving Now for Your Child’s Future

The birth and bringing up of a child carries an enormous amount of responsibility and cost to parents. You naturally want the best for your child so the sooner you start saving or investing in their future could make a huge difference later. Act Now! A Junior ISA is a great way of investing for your kids in order to …

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AGM 2018

The AGM is an opportunity to meet senior members of staff and Directors, where Members can hear more about the Society’s plans for the future and how we are looking to strengthen our ethical approach to investing. As a mutual friendly society we are run for the benefit of our Members which means they have a say on how the …

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Mark’s Successful Fundraising Challenge

Our Governance Manager, Mark Brennan, bravely took on the challenge of the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday, 20 May 2018 in support of a very worthy charity, namely The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Mark spent weeks leading up to the event training very hard for this challenge and completed the half marathon in a personal best time of 1 hour 46 …