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Pre-Retirement Seminars

About the seminars

Metfriendly regularly holds free seminars at venues in Central and Greater London for those looking to better understand their financial options when they retire. These seminars are different to the courses held by the MPS at Empress State Building that you may have attended.

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Who should attend

Seminars are aimed at officers with less than five years to retirement. Spouses and partners are also welcome. If you’re police staff, we offer dedicated seminars at Empress State Building.

What you’ll learn

The seminars are packed with important financial information for those with big financial decisions to make. The agenda covers:

  • The Police Pension Scheme (including opting out, lump sum commutations and tax implications)
  • Savings and investments
  • Wills, trusts and estate planning
  • Career options

Who you’ll hear from

On the day, you’ll be guided through a presentation written in conjunction with the Federation’s Police Pensions Scheme expert. Speakers will include retired police officers, representatives from a team of solicitors and a careers specialist.

The seminars are relaxed and informal, usually running for 4 hours with a 30 minute break. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Book your place

‘Very pleased with the service I’ve received to help me save money direct from my salary.’

DC Chris W, SO15

‘I’ve used Metfriendly for the last 5 years and recently the money has gone towards a deposit for our house which we are moving into next month. I will be signing back up next month to help save towards my kids future.’


Amanda Cooper (Met CC, Bow)

‘Hassle-free savings that are started every year on my behalf, without me having to call up.’


D.C. R McLaren, Hackney Borough Stations

Very happy with the service. I have a number of policies for myself and my children.

Police Sergeant S Drysdale, DPS Borough Support

Great opportunity for family members to be offered the same offers as members.

Miss A McLeary, ESB

‘I’ve used Metfriendly for the last 5 years and recently the money has gone towards a deposit for our house. I will be signing back up next year to help save towards my kids future.’

Mrs A Cooper, Met CC, Bow

Good service – always very helpful and informative.

Miss J Coward, South Norwood, London

‘I have always been pleased with the returns from my Metfriendly policies.’

Mr P Payne, Bordon

‘I would recommend Metfriendly to everyone.’

Mrs V Thompson, Dagenham