Earlier this month, we announced our 2022 ProfitShare award. We’re proud to be sharing £169 million with qualifying customers. This year’s award is £23 million higher than last year, demonstrating our financial resilience during difficult times.
It's important we strike the right balance between investing in our business, maintaining our robust financial position and the level of any ProfitShare award. We believe taking this approach helps advisers and their clients have confidence in us to make the right decisions.
Everything we do is for the long-term benefit of our customers and our business. We made our first ProfitShare award in April 2017, and we’re delighted to have boosted customers’ pension savings every year since - sharing a total of £861 million of our profits.
1The ProfitShare amounts shown include awards made to with profits customers. These customers will receive a 1.2% enhancement in 2022.
Read our leaflet to find out more about ProfitShare and how it works.
In 1861, Royal London was established by working people to help families to protect themselves from the shame of suffering a pauper’s funeral. Although our business has grown and developed over the years, our purpose as a mutual has never been more relevant. We help families in the UK and Ireland to protect what they have today and invest in a better tomorrow. We are responsible stewards of our customers’ money. As a mutual, our customers get to share in our success.
Barry O'Dwyer, Group Chief Executive, Royal London
Today all financial organisations in the UK fall into two main groups – public limited companies (PLCs) and mutuals. Founded 1861, we are the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company.
We’re a different kind of financial services company because unlike our main competitors, we don't have shareholders. Instead, we're owned by our members. And as a purpose-driven modern mutual, we believe we can help our customers and wider society protect today and invest in tomorrow.
ProfitShare is just one of the ways we express our mutuality and we do it because we want our customers to feel the benefit of being with us.