Our members are at the heart of what we do

We’re a mutual society based in the centre of Bristol but with a national membership. Being a mutual means we’re owned by our members, so we always work with their best interests in mind.

Established in 1868, we have a long history of looking after people. Throughout our existence we’ve adapted to various changes in the world, and our products have evolved to meet the needs of our members.

We offer a wide range of health, welfare and protection products, to give peace of mind and financial security to those who need it. Backed by years of experience and a commitment to delivering exceptional service, National Friendly will always be there for you when you need us.

Our history


Founded in 1868 by Rev. Canon Portal at Albury Rectory, with the aim to provide a deposit system allowing members to co-fund medical help.


The turn of the century saw an increase in popularity for the society and numbers grew.


Following World War 2, we continued to adapt alongside the country’s breakthroughs in medicine, including the foundation of the NHS.


After numerous homes around the country, we moved to Bristol where we’ve remained since.


Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we  kept our human touch and supported our members however possible.


We recently launched our unique Accident Only Income Protection and our four levels of My PMI, with many more exciting changes  to come.


Take a look at what life working with us is like. Check out our latest vacancies to see if there’s a job to suit you.


Read about what we’ve been up to recently in our latest society news, articles and insights.


Learn about our Annual General Meeting and read the latest set of Resolutions that our members have voted for.


Discover more about our financial performance and how the society is run.

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