aegon

AEGON UK, a brand name of Scottish Equitable, is a pensions and life assurance company with its head office in Edinburgh. Scottish Equitable was founded in 1831 and is one of the oldest insurers in the UK. In 1994 Scottish Equitable was bought by the Dutch financial service company Aegon and was rebranded AEGON.

ageas

AIG (American International Group), Inc is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. AIG companies employ over 64,000 people in 90 countries. In the UK, AIG Europe Limited is one of the largest companies specialising in the UK insurance market. AIG completed a £197m acquisition of Ageas Protect after receiving regulatory approval. The deal, sees AIG take on Ageas' UK life protection arm with Ageas focusing on its primary, non-life business. Ageas Protect launched in 2008.

alico

Alico is now going on 90 years old and currently looks after 20 million customers in over 50 countries. The company's ethos is that you need to treat customers as individuals and you need to serve them locally. This has helped the insurer grow into one of the biggest global brands in the world. In November 2010 they joined Metlife.

assurant

Assurant traces its roots to the founding of the LaCrosse Mutual Aid Association established in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1892. Assurant, Inc. is a provider of specialty insurance products in the U.S. and select worldwide markets. Assurant partners with industry market leaders to deliver security and peace of mind for our customers.

aviva

Aviva can trace is roots back to Hand in Hand Fire & Life Insurance Society in London in 1696. It was formed following the merge of Norwich Union and CGU. The insurer grew as Norwich Union to become one of the biggest insurance companies in the world. Around the world Norwich Union was known as Aviva and in 2009 took the decision to rebrand from Norwich Union to Aviva in the UK as well.

axa

AXA was established in 1871 under the name of Mutuelle de L'assurance contre L'incendie or The Ancienne Mutuelle. Claude Bébéar changed the name to AXA. The name 'AXA' was decided as it was easy to say in any language. The AXA group engage in life, health and other forms of insurance, as well as investment management. The group operates primarily in Western Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific region, and the Middle East. In the UK, AXA sold AXA Sun Life Holdings Ltd to Resolution Limited in Autumn 2010, whilst retaining AXA Wealth, Sun Life Direct and Bancassurance business units.

bright grey

Bright Grey, along with Scottish Provident, are the insurance arm of one part of the UK's largest mutual life and pension provider Royal London with funds of £51.1 billion people. Founded in 1861 Royal London as a friendly society with a view that bringing companies together offered financial security to their members. This has continued today by adding companies like Royal London 360, Royal London Plus, Scottish Life, Money Vista, Royal London Asset Management, Ascentric and Caledonian Life as part of their financial arm.

british friendly

Originally founded in 1902, British Friendly was set up to provide sickness benefits for Commercial Travellers. With over 100 years of experience, British Friendly proudly boast that they have always "been there when our members need us most".

bupa

Bupa (originally named the British United Provident Association) was established in 1947 when 17 British provident associations joined together to provide healthcare for the general public. It had an initial registration of 38,000 but now has 14 million in over 190 countries. Its core health insurance business and is now an international healthcare company with services that include travel insurance, health insurance, care homes, health assessments, occupational health services and hospitals.

canada life

Canada Life came into existence in 1847 in Hamilton Canada until their move to Toronto in 1900. As of 2003 they were acquired by Great West Life Assurance Company. The company offers life, health and disability income to group and individuals in countries around the world such as Canada, United Kingdom, Isle of Man, United States, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Brazil.

covea

MMA Insurance is a general UK insurer offering a range of package and bespoke insurance products for businesses, along with household and motor insurance, through a network of over 2000 intermediaries across the UK. MMA's reputation is built on the provision of high quality service, financial stability and reliability for over 50 years. Covéa Insurance was formed in October 2012, following the integration of three sister companies - Provident Insurance, MMA Insurance and Gateway Insurance.

engage

Engage is a mutual organisation, with over 500,000 customers. They are based in Harrogate and are proud to have its entire staff based in the UK. The company regularly takes part in community initiatives and support a number of charities like the Steve Prescott Foundation and St. Michaels. In 2012 they received IiP Gold accreditation and in 2013, they became a lip champion; only one of 150 in the UK. The accreditation states that "Gold represents achievement of world-class best practice"

exeter family friendly

The brand is owned by Resolution Limited. It is a Guernsey-incorporated investment vehicle which has the stated intent of forcing consolidation in the British life insurance industry. The resolution group goes back as far as 1708 as a branch of the Sun Fire Office. In 1810 it became the Sun Life Assurance Society.

generali

Established in 1963, Generali UK Branch is the UK representative office of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. They are the largest insurance company in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. They made a profit of £90 million pounds in 2012. The UK branch provides a range of life and non-life insurance products and works closely with companies in the Generali Group and their multinational clients.

holloway friendly

Holloway Friendly Society Limited was founded in 1880 by the MP for Stroud, George Holloway. It was the first to offer disability insurance in the UK. George Holloway was a great social reformer and enlisting new members was never a problem as the contract intended to replace lost earnings arising from illness or injury.

legal and general

What started life as the New Law Life Assurance Society in 1836, Legal and General has risen to one of the most recognisable brands in the insurance world with a net income of £801 million in 2012.

lutine

Lutine began in 1989 when it was created to act as a marketing, administration and service company for a consortium of Life syndicates at Lloyd's of London. As a business they provide a wide range of individual and corporate protection based products.  They currently are looking after over 30,000 individuals.

lv

LV began in 1843 when they used to be called Liverpool Independent Legal Victoria Burial Society. Like many insurers mutual they began as a way of offering working class people insurance which may have been out of reach before. They have risen today to become the biggest mutual in the UK currently employing over 5700 employees with 17 offices in the UK.

passport 2 health

Passport2Health are an appointed representative of Advent Solutions Managements Limited. Originally set up as a motor insurance company in 2000; in the last 14 years the company has risen from strength to strength offering brokers insurance solutions within niche markets.

partnership

Partnership is the longest established UK insurer specialising in the design and manufacture of financial products for people whose health and lifestyle means that their life expectancy is likely to be reduced.

paymentshield

Paymentshield was launched in 1992 and began by selling Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance through financial intermediaries. They then extended our product range by offering homeowners Buildings & Contents, Landlords Insurance and Income Insurance. In 2009 they became a subsidiary company of the Towergate Partnership Ltd, Europe's largest independently owned insurance intermediary.

pruhealth

Pruprotect and Pruhealth came to the UK market in 2007 with Discovery, a South African insurer with a policy unlike anything else ever seen. Their aim was to change the critical illness market forever. The idea of combing a fresh thinking south african company (the birth place of critical illness) and Prudential with over 150 years worth of experience in the insurance field allowed them to launch new plans that changed the way advisers and customer treat insurance. In November 2014 Discovery purchased the remaining 25% stake in PruHealth from Prudential, thus made Discovery a sole owner of the company. Immediately after purchase Discovery re-branded PruHealth to a new trade mark called VitalityHealth, and it's sister company PruProtect rebranded to VitalityLife, both under the Vitality umbrella brand.

pruprotect

Pruprotect and Pruhealth came to the UK market in 2007 with Discovery, a South African insurer with a policy unlike anything else ever seen. Their aim was to change the critical illness market forever. The idea of combing a fresh thinking south african company (the birth place of critical illness) and Prudential with over 150 years worth of experience in the insurance field allowed them to launch new plans that changed the way advisers and customer treat insurance. In November 2014 Discovery purchased the remaining 25% stake in PruHealth from Prudential, thus made Discovery a sole owner of the company. Immediately after purchase Discovery re-branded PruHealth to a new trade mark called VitalityHealth, and it's sister company PruProtect rebranded to VitalityLife, both under the Vitality umbrella brand.

scottish provident

Scottish Provident, along with Bright Grey, are the insurance arm of one part of the UK's largest mutual life and pension provider Royal London with funds of £51.1 billion people. Founded in 1861, Royal London is a friendly society with a view that bringing companies together offered financial security to their members.

shepherds friendly

The Royal Shepherds Sanctuary Benefit Society was established in Yorkshire in the early 19th century when several groups joined together such as Ashton Unity, which was formed in 1826, and the Ancient Order of Shepherds. Shepherds Friendly Society has now grown from offering just insurance to a fully-fledged financial institution. More than 180 years’ experience and over 66,000 members throughout the UK the company continues to grow from its humble beginnings.

unum

Unum’s predecessor, Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, was founded in 1848, making it one of the oldest continuously operating insurance companies in the United States. Unum have been around in the UK for the last 40 years and specialise in providing income protection through the workplace and are there to give employees long term sickness plans.

universal provident

Universal Provident began in London in 1994. In December 2004, Universal Provident was acquired by Personal Group. By January 2008 the Universal Provident moved to Personal Group Head Office in Milton Keynes. The company provides cover for over 1.2 million workers and has reported revenue of 27.7 million.

WPA is a leading UK health insurer with a “not for profit” heritage of over 10 years. As they are a provident association they have their focus on customer service and not short-term gain for shareholders. With 80 offices around the UK they aim to give a personal touch to all of their customers. They are the only insurer to volunteer details of any complaints from the industries Ombudsman. They have been winners of the Laing and Buisson Award, British Insurance Award and Insurance Times Insurer of the Year.

zurich

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, commonly known as just 'Zurch', is Switzerland's biggest insurer. As of 2013, Zurich was the world’s 75th largest public company according to Forbes’ Global 2000s list and in 2011 it ranked 94th in Interbrands top 100 brands. The company was founded in 1872 as under the name "Versicherungs-Verein" (Insurance Association). In 2000, after a number of acquisitions, it was unified to form one holding company Zurich Financial Services.

 

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