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Kingston Unity is wild for life

Wakefield-based Kingston Unity Friendly Society has teamed up with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to highlight the importance of protecting and preserving local wildlife. The Friendly Society, working alongside the trust will attend volunteering days to assist in safeguarding and recording wildlife, through its newly launched initiative, Kingston Community. Kingston Community aims to

Friendly Society doubles assets in five years

Kingston Unity Friendly Society, has announced its 2015 annual results which show a 100 per cent increase in assets over the last five years. The Friendly Society was set up in 1840 in Hull to help working class Yorkshire people avoid poverty and the threat of the workhouse. Members paid a

Parents urged to make more of trust funds

Yorkshire-based Friendly Society Kingston Unity is calling on parents of children with Child Trust Funds (CTF) to check on the status of their savings. Between 2005 and 2010 around 3 million Child Trust Fund vouchers were handed out by the Government. In five years, the oldest recipients will be able to

Parents urged to make more of trust funds

Yorkshire-based Friendly Society Kingston Unity is calling on parents of children with Child Trust Funds (CTF) to check on the status of their savings. Between 2005 and 2010 around 3 million Child Trust Fund vouchers were handed out by the Government. In five years, the oldest recipients will be able to

Record Kingston Unity results in anniversary year

Kingston Unity Friendly Society, which marks its 175th anniversary in 2015, has reported an increase in both premium income and assets for the fourth year running. The Friendly Society was set up in 1840 in Hull to help working class Yorkshire people avoid poverty and the threat of the workhouse. Members

Mutual says savers failing to understand new super ISA rules

Yorkshire-based Friendly Society Kingston Unity fears savers are failing to understand the new Super-ISA rules five months after they were implemented Kingston Unity’s premium income has more than doubled in the past year and its Investment NISA is proving popular but Chief Executive Andrew Townsley believes there’s still a lot of

Customers call for friendlier banking

Exasperated customers feel banks and some building societies are being run for the benefit of shareholders, according to new research from West Yorkshire based Friendly Society Kingston Unity. Only 11% of survey respondents felt their bank or building society was actually run for the benefit of customers. The Kingston Unity survey also

Record year for Yorkshire friendly society Kingston Unity

A Yorkshire Friendly Society which offers a real alternative to high street banks and building societies for savings and investments is reporting strong growth for the third consecutive year. Kingston Unity, the Wakefield-based Friendly Society, saw increases in both premium income and assets during 2013. The Society’s financial results for 2013 have

Friendly Society grows its team

Yorkshire Friendly Society, Kingston Unity, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of financial services expert, Bev Dyson. Bev joins the Friendly Society, which was founded in 1840, as community development manager. With a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, Bev’s career spans 28 years including various banking roles

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