History & Mission

The Transport Friendly Society: Since 1885 – Over 135 years of service

TFS started in 1885 as a members’ club at a bus company providing peace of mind to drivers who, in exchange for a penny or two per week, knew that if they died while working on the buses, their loved ones would have some money to help them pay for essentials. 

The principles are the same today. We still provide that peace of mind through our Sickness, Hospitalisation and Health Cash Plans, as well as offering a place to save with our Tax-Free Savings Plans and to invest with our ISA products. Membership is open to anyone associated with the transport and logistics industries, their family and friends.

We aim to put our members at the heart of everything that we do

Our Mission


Continue as a Mutual Society and promote and support mutuality wherever possible

Provide products and services that our members value

Respond to the changing needs of our members

Be an employer of choice

TFS Bus Stop - Updated

Our Values


Conducting all our dealings with integrity and acting to deliver good outcomes to our members, staff and other stakeholders.

At Your Service, Throughout Your Membership and Beyond


In 2022, the Transport Friendly Society had over 21,000 members across the transport and logistics sectors, and assets worth over of £73 million under management. And of course, we’re fully regulated by the UK’s financial authorities.


We are a Mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and run for the benefit of people working in the transport and logistics industries.

Only people involved with the transport and logistics industries, their family and friends can become members – it’s almost like an exclusive club. Our Society puts its members at the heart of everything that it does.

As a Mutual Society we do not have any shareholders to pay dividends to. The Society’s profits are ploughed back into the Society’s products and services for the benefit of its members. As a member of the Society, you will be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting and vote on any issues. You will also be asked for your feedback on the products and services that we provide to you.

Association of Financial Mutuals

We are also a member of the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM). The AFM is the trade body that represents mutual insurers in the UK. For more information please visit the AFM’s website >>>

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your money is protected by the FSCS: find out more here >>>

Last Updated: April 2024