Insurance Providers

An overview of the different protection and insurance providers available in the UK.

 

Outlined below is a list of insurance and protection providers available in the UK, along with some useful links to key parts of their websites which would be useful to review to understand your potential provider.

Aegon

Aegon can trace its founding back over 190 years ago to 1831 as Scottish Equitable based in Edinburgh. During this time they have provided retirement, investment, workplace savings and protections solutions to over 3.8 million customers. In 2009 they rebranded as Aegon. Source: https://www.aegon.co.uk/about-us/history.

They have won a number of industry awards over the years, with the most recent as of 2023, being the winner of the Money Marketing Financial Wellbeing Champion of the year. Source: https://www.aegon.co.uk/about-us/awards

Financial strength: Aegon have a Standard and Poors financial strength rating of A+ (as of April 2023), a Moody’s long-term issuer rating of A3 (as of June 2023), and an AKG platform sector financial strength rating of B+ (as of  April 2023).

 

AIG

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Aviva

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British Friendly

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Canada Life

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Cirencester Friendly

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Guardian

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Holloway Friendly

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Legal & General

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Royal London

Royal London are the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company. They started life in 1861 as a friendly society and today have £130billion of funds under management, hold 8.8million in force policies and employ 4,046 employees – As of April 2020, source Royallondon.com

They frequently win numerous industry awards and offer a good range of insurance products.

Financial strength: Royal London have a counterparty credit rating from Standard & Poors of A, a stable outlook (July 2018), a Moody’s rating of A2 (June 2018), and an AKG rating of B+ (January 2018).

Scottish Widows

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Shepherds Friendly

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The Exeter

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VitalityLife

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Zurich

Zurich are a global insurance provider who have been providing insurance products and services for over 140 years in more than 215 countries around the world.

Zurich Insurance Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872.

Financial strength: Zurich have a Standard & Poor’s rating of AA- (stable outlook), a Moody’s rating of Aa3 (stable), and a A.M.Best rating of A+ (stable). 

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