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Here is a selection of our valued Life Insurance partners:

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Aegon Scottish Equitable is one of the UK’s leading providers of pensions, life insurance and protection, investments and annuities.

Scottish Equitable was founded in 1831 and in 1994, joined the AEGON Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies.

Aegon policies offer a menu of benefits including life cover, critical illness insurance, income protection and family income benefit.

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Ageas Protect (formerly Fortis Life) launched in July 2008 and specialises in offering life insurance and other protection solutions. Its parent company Ageas specialises in general and commercial insurance and has over 7 million customers in the UK.

The company was established to provide customers with high quality insurance products. They have a team of experts with many years of industry experience to make sure that they meet customers' needs and deliver a high level or service. Alongside its life insurance, critical illness and income protection plans, Ageas Protect also offers the innovative Real Life Cover plan. This combines elements of life cover, income protection and cover against serious illness into one, cost effective plan.

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Aviva has recently renamed its former Norwich Union Life business, to become Aviva UK Life.

Aviva is the largest provider of life insurance, pensions and long-term financial services in the UK, with around seven million customers. Aviva provides a range of life insurance and protection policies, including critical illness insurance and income protection plans. Aviva’s Head Office is in Norwich and they operate from more than 40 locations across the UK

Aviva prides itself on a long and exceptional history of paying claims. They believe customers buy a promise when they take out one of their protection plans. In 2008 Aviva paid out on 99% of death claims and 90% of critical illness claims.



Life Insurance and Protection covers such as critical illness and income protection are the areas that Bright Grey specialise in. They do business with financial advisers to make sure people get the right life insurance cover.

Bright Grey is part of the Royal London Group, and was set up in 2003.

The Royal London Group is the UK's largest mutual life and pensions company - with over 3 million customers and employing just under 3,000 people.

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Bupa was founded in the 1940s in the UK and is now an international healthcare company with over 10,000,000 customers in 190 countries.

Bupa Individual Protection offers award winning income protection, critical illness and life insurance products to meet all your protection needs. Further details can be found at



The Exeter Family Friendly Society is a mutual insurance company formed in 1927, and has links back to 1888.

Their aim is to reduce the impact and cost of ill health by offering a product and service range built around protection and the prevention of and recovery from ill health and injury.



Friends Life was launched in March 2011 and is a provider of pensions, investments and insurance with over five million customers and a heritage that dates back over 200 years.Their key business lines are corporate benefits and individual protection.

Friends Life is part of the Friends Life group, the name used to describe Friends Provident Holdings (UK) plc and all subsidiaries of that company.

They can trace their origins as far back as 1810, with Friends Provident being founded in 1832 to help alleviate the hardship of Quaker families facing misfortune.

Friends Life group – the facts

Founded – Their origins can be traced back to 1810.
Heritage – Over 200 years of experience in meeting the financial needs of our customers.
Customers – They have 5 million customers worldwide.
Employees – They employ around 6,000 people worldwide.
Countries – They operate from eight countries around the world including: United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (AmLife) and the Isle of Man.
Funds under management – They manage funds of £54.8 billion (as at 30 June 2010) on behalf of their customers
Note: this is expected to increase to around £110 billion (as at 31 December 2010).
Ranking – Friends Life is the 5th largest Life and Pensions company ranked by UK market capitalisation (source: Thomson Reuters Datastream).
Main activities - They provide pensions, investments and insurance



Friends Provident is a leading financial services group with two core businesses: UK Life and Pensions & International Life and Pensions



Legal & General provide a range of general insurance and life insurance and protection products, helping to protect the lives and the health of millions of people in the UK.

The Legal & General Group was established in 1836, and is now one of the UK’s leading financial services and life assurance companies.

Over 6.5 million people in the UK rely on Legal & General for life assurance, income protection, critical illness and family income benefit policies.

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LV= (Liverpool Victoria)

Liverpool Victoria was established in 1843.

Today, Liverpool Victoria is known as LV=, the new name for Liverpool Victoria – the "L" and the "V" and = denotes the belief that we are all equal.

LV= is one of the UK's leading life insurance and protection insurers, helping people protect and provide for the things they love.

LV= is one of the UK's largest friendly societies offering life insurance and protection products including critical illness cover and income protection plans.

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PruProtect are an innovative company with considerable financial strength and a real passion for helping people lead a healthier lifestyle. They have the backing of two huge names in the protection market; Prudential and Discovery (a market leading insurer in South Africa).

Prudential's trusted reputation and Discovery's creative solutions and first class operations mean PruProtect can offer innovative products with great service and support. PruProtect provide comprehensive Life Cover, Serious Illness Cover and Income Protection Cover. Plus, they are the only insurer that gives clients the opportunity to reduce their premiums every year, without compromising the quality of their cover. That's because they believe if clients look after their health with their unique Vitality programme, they are less likely to claim, so they think it’s only fair to reward them with lower premiums.
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Scottish Provident is one of the UK’s leading providers of life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection insurance. It won the Moneyfacts award for Best Critical Illness provider in 2009.

Scottish Provident is very proud of its record with claims payment. They have paid out almost £44million in critical illness claims in the first six months of 2009 alone.

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A specialist income protection provider in the UK since 1970, Unum now covers more than 1.6 million people in the UK, protecting individuals and the employees of many of the country’s leading companies.

Their flagship product, the Personal Income Replacement Plan has been five star rated by independent researcher Defaqto for quality of features and benefits every year since 2005. Unum is well known for its award-winning rehabilitation service, providing policyholders with invaluable support in assisting their return to work.


ZURICH in the UK

Zurich Financial Services Group was founded in 1872. It employs nearly 60,000 people in more than 170 countries around the world.

Zurich offers a range of life insurance and protection plans to help families and businesses secure their financial future, including life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection. Zurich enhanced its critical illness cover in 2009, and it also paid out £58.5m in critical illness claims.

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