Our history

Partnering with global groups, over time Resolution companies have inherited the proud history of 160 life insurers.

1720 The London Assurance 1870 Positive Government Security Life
1797 Pelican Life Office 1870 Yorkshire Provident Life
1803 Globe Insurance Co 1875 The Sea Insurance Co Ltd
1806 The Rock Life Insurance Co 1877 Provident Association of London Ltd
1806 Provident Life 1880 Lion Life & Accident
1807 Hope Life 1883 Beacon Insurance Co Ltd
1810 Sun Life 1883 Scottish Temperance Life Assurance Co
1818 Star Life Assurance Co 1883 Industrial Assurance Co of Great Britain
1820 Imperial Life 1885 Century Insurance Co
1823 Economic Life 1886 Colonial Mutual Life UK
1823 Law Life 1886 Leaseholders Fund Life Insurance
1824 United Kent Life 1889 Provident Free Home Assurance Co
1824 Alliance Assurance Co 1891 Pioneer Life Assurance Co
1824 Asylum Foreign & Domestic Life 1897 Mutual Life Assoc of Australasia (UK branch)
1824 Leeds & Yorkshire Fire & Life 1898 National Mutual Life Assoc of Australasia UK
1824 Manchester Fire & Life (life p/f) 1899 Royal Co-operative Collecting Society
1824 Patriotic Fire & Life (life business) 1899 Foremen’s Mutual Benefit Society
1825 Crown Life Assurance Co 1899 Crusader Insurance Co Ltd
1825 Royal Irish Ins. Co 1900 United Provident Assurance Co
1832 Friends Provident 1904 Sentinel Life plc
1833 Argus Life 1852 1905 Allianz Cornhill (life policies) (reinsured)
1833 London & Westminster Mutual Life 1907 United Standard Insurance Co Ltd
1834 Suffolk & General Counties Fire & Life 1909 Anglo-Scottish Insurance Co
1834 City of Birmingham Friendly Society 1918 Legal Co-operative Collecting Society
1835 Monarch Fire & Life Ins Co 1918 Provident Co-operative Collecting Society
1836 Liverpool & London Fire & Life 1921 Householders’ Provident Collecting Society
1836 Standard of England Life 1921 English Estates Assurance Ltd
1837 Scottish Provident Institution 1923 Economic Insurance Co Ltd (life business)
1837 Shropshire & North Wales Assurance 1925 Federation Mutual Date of establishment uncertain
1837 National Reversionary Investment Co 1934 Migdal-Binyan Insurance Co Ltd (life business)
1837 Britannia Life 1935 National Employers Life Assurance Co
1838 Life Association of Scotland 1938 Langham Life Assurance Co Ltd
1839 Australian, Colonial & General Life 1949 Welfare Insurance Co
1839 Blackburn Philanthropic Burial Society 1959 Bradford Insurance Co Ltd
1839 Britannia Mutual Life 1959 City of Edinburgh Life Assurance Co
1839 City of London Annuity 1959 Yorkshire General (Pensions Management) Ltd
1839 London Edinburgh & Dublin Insurance Co 1962 Stamford Mutual Insurance Co Ltd
1840 England Annuity Institution 1962 Consumers Life Insurance Co Ltd
1840 Royal Farmers and General Fire, Life & Hail 1962 Unit Assurance Company
1840 UK Provident Institution 1963 Ulster Scottish Assurance Co Ltd
1841 South of England Fire & Life (life portfolio) 1963 Lincoln Assurance Co
1844 North of England Fire & Life 1966 Ebor Phoenix Assurance Co Ltd
1844 Scottish Life Assurance & Guarantee Assoc 1967 Swiss Life (UK)
1844 Mercantile Life & Guarantee (life p/f) 1968 Slater Walker Insurance Co Ltd
1844 Equity & Law Life Assurance Society 1968 Provincial Life Assurance Co
1845 Sovereign Life 1969 Property Growth Pensions & Annuities Ltd
1846 Commercial & General Life 1969 NEL Pensions Ltd
1846 Mitre Life 1969 Capital Life Assurance Soc Ltd
1846 Unity General Assurance Assoc 1970 Growth & Secured Life Assurance Soc
1847 British Empire Mutual Life 1971 Lloyds Life Assurance
1847 Defender Fire & Life 1972 Crescent Life
1847 Etonian & General Life 1972 Oxford Life Assurance Co Ltd
1848 General Life & Fire 1973 Harvest Insurance Co Ltd
1849 British Fire & Life 1974 Crown Life Pensions Ltd
1850 New Equitable Life 1975 Black Sea & Baltic General Ins Co (life p/f )
1850 Trafalgar Life 1899 1975 Prosperity Life Assurance Ltd
1851 British Protector Life 1978 Provincial Life Assurance (Pensions) Co
1851 Midland Counties Insurance Co 1981 Royal Life Insurance Ltd
1852 Provincial (Welsh) Fire & Life 1981 Century Life
1852 English & Foreign Life & Fire (life portfolio) 1982 Britannic Unit Linked Assurance Ltd
1852 Lancashire Insurance Co 1985 Shield Assurance Co
1853 Briton Life Assoc 1985 NEL Britannia Assurance Company
1853 Law Reversionary Interest Society 1987 Cheval Assurance Ltd\Pegasus Assurance Ltd
1854 Law Union Fire & Life Insurance Co 1990 Britannia Life Ltd
1854 Safety Life 1991 Abbey National Life
1855 Brunswick Life 1994 BUPA Health Assurance Ltd
1855 National Alliance Life & Accident 1995 National Australia Life Co Ltd
1857 Queen Insurance Co 2000 Evergreen Retirement Assurance Ltd
1859 Public Life Date of establishment uncertain
1860 Indisputable Life ? Bristol West of England & South Wales Friendly Collecting Society
1861 London & Lancashire Insurance Co ? New Excelsior Friendly Society
1861 Western Counties Life ? British Empire Collecting Society
1861 General Annuity & Life ? Hulme Good Intent Collecting Society
1862 City Life ? Loyal Endeavour Friendly Society
1863 Briton Medical & General ? Cornish Unity Philanthropic Society
1863 British Legal Life Assurance Co Ltd ? New Windsor and Pendleton Friendly Burial Collecting Society
1864 Liverpool London & Globe Insurance Co ? National Friendly Collecting Society
1866 British Workman’s Mutual Assurance Co ? Colonial Life Insurance Co (UK)
1866 London & Manchester Fire & Life ? National Weekly Life Assurance Co
1869 London & Manchester Assurance Co ? National Provident Life & Sickness Ass. Soc
pre 1840 Preston Philanthropic [Burial Society?]