About us

The Original Holloway Friendly Society Limited was founded in 1880 by the MP for Stroud, George Holloway, and was the first to offer disability insurance in the UK. He was a great social reformer and the Society had no trouble in enlisting new members as the contract intended to replace lost earnings arising from illness or injury whilst at the same time building up a cash sum at the chosen retirement age.

The Society’s membership has expanded to cover the whole of the UK, and we are proud of our reputation for service and reliability. We are specialist providers of Income Protection Insurance, providing a choice of four income protection plans that offer affordable cover.

Why am I called a Member?

As a mutual Society we have no outside shareholders, we are owned by and exist solely for the benefit of you, our members. As we have no shareholders to pay we can ensure that our profits are only distributed to those who have a policy with us* or are invested in the society to provide better value and higher levels of service. 

Our Board of Management, Senior Management team and all of our staff are only responsible to you our members and because we know you and have at times been involved with some of your most difficult periods in life, we always try that little bit harder to make things better for you.

You can find out more about us on the links to the left or to find out more about Mutual Societies and the benefits of membership visit owned by you.

And don't forget you can get involved with the running of the society. Every year we hold an Annual General Meeting which is your chance to meet members of the Board and staff, voice your views on the society personally to those that run it and vote for the important issues facing the society.

*Entitlement to share of profit is dependant on the policy you own.