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.
Our Archive is the most important insurance industry archive in the United Kingdom.
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Our ancestors include the oldest mutual life insurer, one of the oldest fire insurers, the first company to issue a burglary policy, and the first and only insurance company to hold a royal warrant.
Our Anna: “Somebody claimed for a pickled egg that went missing”
Anna Stone, Group Archivist, on keeping people honest by preserving Aviva’s 325-year-old archive. Others describe it as the most important insurance archive in the UK but for Anna, it’s ‘like a third child’.
A selection of images from the Archive collection.