We understand that sometimes our members need support during challenging times in their careers. If you find yourself out of work for a period of time or you decide to leave the sector, our support schemes enable you to continue your membership at reduced rates.
We offer three schemes to cover special circumstances, which are available to anyone who has been a member of the Personal Finance Society continuously for at least one year from the date of application. You can apply for a support scheme over the phone or online at renewal.
Retired membership scheme
Suitable for those who have fully retired from active business life in the financial planning sector. This scheme aims to encourage long term continued involvement of our retired members by offering membership at a reduced annual fee of just £40. Under the scheme you retain all the benefits of membership. This fee is payable at your normal renewal date.
Continued membership scheme
If you have left the sector, you can continue your membership and maintain your relationship with the PFS through the continued membership scheme. This scheme offers a reduced annual membership fee of just £40. Under the scheme you retain all the benefits of membership. This fee is payable at your normal renewal date.
Membership support scheme
The membership support scheme helps those who are temporarily out-of-work through redundancy or unemployment, taking a career-break or on maternity/shared parental leave, who are not working through ill-health, working part-time or other special circumstances that may cause hardship in paying the full member fee.
This scheme enables you to continue your relationship with the PFS with a 50% reduction in your subscription fee. Under the scheme you retain all the benefits of membership. This fee is payable at your normal renewal date.
*Continuous membership also accrues within all three schemes.