FAQs: Joining Metfriendly

Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the application process and which family members are eligible to open a plan with Metfriendly.

Do I need to be in the Met to join Metfriendly?

Eligibility to join Metfriendly is not limited to just the Met as other UK police services and family members are welcome to join too. 

Serving, former or retired Police Officers and Staff plus their immediate family can open a plan with Metfriendly.

More information can be found on our Eligibility page. Contributions will need to be made via Direct Debit or bank transfer. 

What is the application process?

Before submitting your application

Before applying please read the Key Information Document and Product Particulars (where applicable) which can be found on each product page.

Please ensure you have your warrant or pay number to hand.  If applying as a relative of a police officer or staff, you will need theirs.

If you have any questions regarding your application or require assistance, please contact Member Services on 01689 891454 or email [email protected]. Please quote your warrant, pay number or application reference.

After submitting your application

Once your application has been submitted either online or through the post, our member services team will aim to process this within 5 working days.
For lump sum products we will acknowledge receipt of funds within 2 working days.

For regular savings products, payment can be made from Met salary, City salary (City officers only, not staff), Met pension and Direct Debit. One off payments can be made via bank transfer if you wish to start your policy as soon as possible.

If our Member Services Team have any questions they will get in touch via phone or email so please make sure you provide up to date contact details.

Once you receive your documents, there will be a 30 day cooling off period. Should you change your mind during this time and tell us you no longer wish to go ahead with the plan, you will then receive all contributions back. After 30 days, deductions may apply. 

Can my spouse/partner or child open a plan with you?

Yes they can. More information on who is eligible to open a plan and join Metfriendly can be found on our Eligibility page.

‘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

‘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)

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

DC Chris W, SO15

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

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

Police Sergeant S Drysdale, DPS Borough Support

Good service – always very helpful and informative.

Miss J Coward, South Norwood, London

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


D.C. R McLaren, Hackney Borough Stations