Mutually Yours, June 2017

This edition of our newsletter includes the following items:

  • All Change in Westminster?
  • AFM Conference 2017
  • Regulation: nothing but blue skies?
  • Ethical dilemmas in insurance
  • Member update
  • Events
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Mutually Yours, April 2017

Mutually Yours, April 2017

This month’s Mutually Yours includes articles on:

  • All change in Westminster?
  • New AFM initiatives
  • New Associate member
  • AFM Member news
  • Governance in our members and in the AFM
  • Coming up… AFM conference and events
  • For your reading pleasure

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Mutually Yours, February 2017

This month’s Mutually Yours includes articles on:

  • a national debate on health and welfare?
  • AFM staff survey 2016
  • new AFM member: AIM
  • corporate governance update
  • events for AFM members
  • member news

December 2016

December 2016

Update from the Chief Executive, December 2016

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In this issue:


  • Analysing the latest increase in Insurance Premium Tax
  • AFM Conference 2016
  • Corporate governance in mutuals: more support for NEDs
  • Member News
  • Looking ahead to 2017
  • Customer-owned businesses in other places
  • Merry Christmas

AFM member news, December 2016

This month we feature news of a partnership for Paycare with Birmingham University, news from Sheffield Mutual on their charitable donations, a scheme by Westfield Health to support start-ups, calls from MDDUS to cut GP legal bills, and results from Scottish Friendly’s latest Disposable Income Index.

To read all the stories, click here.

CEO succession planning

In a presentation to the conference on the work of the Development and Conference Committee, the Committee Chairman, David Thompson of DG Mutual described work we were exploring on the development of staff at different levels across the sector.  David unveiled a slide which highlighted the relevance of this work, in the context of CEO turnover amongst AFM members.


To better understand the recruitment challenge, ‘Mutually Yours’ interviewed William Mickelthwait and Alan Gill from the recruitment firm, Fletcher Jones, on how mutuals can best prepare for future succession needs.  Read it HERE

October 2016

October 2016

Thoughts from the departure lounge

Thoughts from the Departure Lounge, from Mark Myers, British Friendly Society 


Ever since announcing my intention to step down as CEO of British Friendly in 2017 in September,I have been reflecting on the last six plus years. In particular I have been thinking about the lessons I have learned along the way and how good it would have been to paraphrase Rod Stewart; “To know then, what I know now” rather than learn them through sometimes painful experience.


For more see here.

Member News, October 2016

Member news, October 2016


This month we feature a poll amongst grandparents by Scottish Friendly on savings plans, a product enhancement from Health Shield, expansion by Cornish Mutual, and a new ISA from Oddfellows, along with news on recent discussions with Treasury about the forthcoming Lifetime ISA.


For more, follow this link.

Update from the Chief Executive, October 2016

Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Association of Financial Mutuals. In this month's newsletter you can read articles on this month's AFM conference and some of the main announcements made there, as well as a round-up of news from around the sector.

Read the full article

(this is a plain version of a Microsoft Sway newsletter, link here)

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