The benefits of membership when you join the Forces Pension Society
When you join the Forces Pension Society you will have access to the expert advice offered through our Pension Advisory Service. You will also receive our exclusive magazine, Pennant, copies of our e-newsletters and access to our Members’ Area. Furthermore, over and above all of this, you will be part of an organisation which exists to hold government to account across all areas of the administration of Armed Forces Pension Schemes, and which intervenes to ensure that the system is operated in a fair and just manner. Your membership will help us to do this.
Free access to our Pension Advisory Service
Our pension experts led by Lt Cdr David Marsh RN are acknowledged as being among the most authoritative and experienced specialists on Armed Forces Pension Schemes. They are there to guide Members through the complexities of the four Schemes currently operating, dealing with all manner of enquiries including pensions on retirement, redundancy, resettlement, divorce, widows' entitlements, commutation and annual/lifetime allowances.
When you need to know what you and your family can expect from your Armed Forces Pension, whether you're serving or retired, you'll have peace of mind knowing that the Society can advise you.
Every couple of months, our Assistant General Secretary, Hugo Fletcher circulates newsletters to all Members by e-mail. Applauded for being hugely entertaining and informative, the e-newsletters cover a miscellany of subjects including pensions and financial issues, special offers from our affiliates and anything else that might be of interest or use to our membership. In the words of one reader of the most recent issue, “ I laughed so much I cried.”
Free copies of our bi-annual magazine Pennant
Our Members tell us how much they look forward to receiving their copies of our exclusive magazine published in May and November. Edited by our General Secretary, John Pitt-Brooke, it's full of interesting articles – historical, financial, topical and just plain entertaining. It also keeps you in touch with the Society's activities.
With a cover price of £5.95, Pennant is free for Members in either hard copy or digital format.
Exclusive offers on a wide range of through-life services and products
In addition, you will be able to take advantage of our expanding range of through-life services and products covering Health, Travel, Motoring, Legal and Financial and Personal. Many of these services offer discounted prices and all are selected for their relevance to our Members.
To view the range of offers in detail you need to become a Member but here is an indication of the benefits available.
Members benefit from discounted rates on what we believe are the best schemes in the market. Thousands of our Members belong to the international health insurance, health cash plan insurance and home health screen services.
We know from our Member research, the very high level of interest in all forms of travel and so we offer our own Travel Service with discounts on holidays from leading Tour Operators, cruises, ferry crossings, hotels, travel insurance and even airport parking.
One of our most trusted Broker Affiliates provides competitive motor insurance backed by a reassuringly professional service; breakdown cover is available at a substantial discount; and a new car discount scheme are all part of our motoring package. We also have a link with Road Atlas for Blue Badge Drivers.
FPS Legal & Financial
We provide access to a wide range of facilities, from discounted Legal services to Probate and Will Writing, plus insurances covering your home and your kit.
Our independent Financial Advisors offer a full range of planning and investment services including advice on Equity Release and related schemes. We also offer Foreign Exchange and International Money Transfer services, and a fixed-fee for Tax Return Service. Discounts for Members apply to many of these services, even legal advice.
FPS Personal & Home
This area covers our Bookshop services, offering discounts on a huge selection of publications, a Members Announcements area and a special Members' subscription rate to "Soldier" magazine. Membership also gives you access to the Hotpoint and Whirlpool Privilege Purchase Club with substantial discounts on domestic appliances. And you can now take advantage of a discounted Funeral Planning Service in the UK and abroad.
Join the Forces Pension Society
Membership of FPS is open to all members of the Armed Forces, serving or retired, and their spouses or partners, parents, children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
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*When paid by Direct Debit. For Credit/Debit Card payments an additional fee of £5 applies.
Membership includes spouses/partners as joint members. See Membership Rules and Rates for full details.