Our world never stops changing
... and neither will we.
With each new challenge, it takes an insurance company with the commitment and confidence to embrace the future. It takes an insurance company with 325 years of leading the way. It takes Aviva.
Our world never stops changing.
And with each new challenge,
it takes an insurance company
with the commitment and confidence to embrace the future.
It takes an insurance company with 325 years of leading the way.
Aviva can trace its heritage back over centuries.
We were the first mutual fire insurer in the UK, in 1696.
Soon after that, the UK‚Äôs first mutual life assurance society.
And through the years we‚Äôve been at the heart of a changing society.
Insuring many of the world‚Äôs most important landmarks
Insuring businesses from fraud
and providing the first group life assurance scheme.
In 1848, we were the first in the UK
to provide personal accident insurance.
And we provided medical cover,
100 years before the NHS was established.
By 1881 we were leading the way in fire safety.
And when motor vehicles first took to the roads,
General Accident was there to offer a motor insurance policy.
Throughout the 20th century,
technology revolutionised the way we lived
and it took Aviva to be there all the way.
Insurance for our highways, our homes and our workplaces.
Insurance for science and discovery,
from the first trip to the top of Everest,
to the building of the Channel Tunnel.
Insurance for a changing society.
In 1984, we were the first British company
to launch an ethical investment fund.
And in 2002, we commissioned
a revolutionary digital map of Britain
to help pinpoint and understand exactly
which areas of the UK were at risk from flooding.
In 2021 we became the first major insurer
to target Net Zero carbon by 2040,
taking action to tackle the climate emergency.
And we continue to lead the way,
insuring the transport of the future -
the first driverless vehicles in the UK.
Our world never stops changing.
And neither will we.
With you today, for a better tomorrow.
For 325 years.
It takes Aviva.
Annual Report and Accounts 2021
We help millions of customers build a brighter future. They trust us to protect what’s important. 2021 was the year Aviva began to deliver on its promise to become the business that our customers, people and shareholders deserve it to be.
What we do today creates what is possible tomorrow
We can trace our heritage back to 1696. Our business began in an age of highwaymen but is as relevant to customers today as it was then. And our innovation team are working hard to anticipate the needs of tomorrow's customers.
Latest news releases
Aviva completes £350m bulk annuity deal with Coats UK Pension Scheme
6 Dec 2022
Aviva today announces it has completed a £350 million bulk purchase annuity buy-in transaction with the trustees of the Coats UK Pension Scheme.
New Aviva program invests $3 million for EV chargers in under-served communities
5 Dec 2022
Aviva Canada announced today a $3 million partnership with Earth Day Canada that will deliver Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for public use in at least nine under-served communities across Canada.
Aviva completes £13m bulk annuity deal for Musicians’ Union pension scheme
1 Dec 2022
Aviva today announces it has completed a £13 million bulk purchase annuity full buy-out transaction with the trustees of the Musicians’ Union Permanent Officials and Staff Pension Fund.
More than one in four people have witnessed people drink alcohol before driving in the last 12 months according to new research
28 Nov 2022
These are the findings of a new survey from Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC (Aviva), which polled 1,000 adults nationwide and examined people’s recent experience of drink drivers in the country.