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friendly society

n
(Banking & Finance) Brit an association of people who pay regular dues or other sums in return for old-age pensions, sickness benefits, etc. US term: benefit society
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friendly society

nsocietà f inv di mutuo soccorso
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The researches of local historians in England show that by the 1870s membership of friendly societies comprised a cross section of those in the population who worked with their hands.
Friendly societies were first set up during the industrial revolution in the 19th century to provide low earners with means of savings for sickness and funerals not provided by the State.
TURNING teetotal could cut the premiums on your funeral plan, according to one of the UK's oldest friendly societies.
The Oddfellows(TM) is one of the largest and oldest Branch based friendly societies operating in the UK.
For a free guide on Friendly Societies ring 0800 544 644.
The festive request for union status was sent as a serious bid to the Registry of Friendly Societies.
Even the Association of British Insurers (ABI), when she asked it for help, gave the wrong address for the Registry of Friendly Societies.
Scottish Legal Life, who recently moved into the pensions market, are one of the country's largest friendly societies .
The monarchy also lost interest in the old calendar, with the result that old rites took on a vigorous new life under the sponsorship of local communities, guilds, civic associations, and, later, friendly societies and trade unions.
For a small grandchild, you can think long-term and go for growth with unit and investment trusts, National Savings bonus bonds and friendly societies.
a) Association of Friendly Societies Yearbook 2003-2004, funds under management.