History of Utmost Life and Pensions

We have a rich history of building our specialist expertise and adding to our portfolio of life and pensions companies. During our evolution from the Farringdon Reliance Friendly Collecting Society of 1911 to Utmost Life and Pensions in 2019, we've used our collective expertise and experience taking many customers into our care from elsewhere.

History of Utmost Life and Pensions

  • Mar
    2019

    4 March 2019

    Mar 2019

    Reliance Life re-brands as Utmost Life and Pensions.

  • Jun
    2018

    15 June 2018

    Jun 2018

    Reliance Life announces that it has signed an agreement with Equitable Life under which it is proposed that Equitable Life and all of its life and pensions business will transfer to Reliance Life.

    This transfer is expected to happen towards the end of 2019, following the re-branding of Reliance Life as Utmost Life and Pensions.

  • Apr
    2018

    1 April 2018

    Apr 2018

    The Utmost Group of Companies (previously known as LCCG) become the new owners of Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited and all of Reliance Mutual’s business transfers to Reliance Life.

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  • 2008

    2008

    Time Assurance Tax Exempt business is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited, and the policies transfer from Family Assurance to Reliance Mutual.

  • 2007

    2007

    The policies acquired as part of the acquisition of SEB Trygg (UK) Assurance, University Life Assurance, and Hearts of Oak Insurance Company, are all transferred into Reliance Mutual.

    2007

    Hearts of Oak Insurance Company (previously Hearts of Oak Friendly Society - ordinary branch) is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

    Hearts of Oak includes policies from 21 previous companies.

    2007

    University Life Assurance Limited is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

  • 2006

    2006

    SEB Trygg Life (UK) Assurance Company Limited is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

    SEB Trygg Life (UK) includes policies from 2 previous companies.

  • 2005

    2005

    Eurolife Assurance Society Limited is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited, and policies transfer to Reliance Mutual.

    Eurolife Assurance Society Limited includes policies from 2 previous companies.

  • 2004

    2004

    Time Assurance, Templeton and some Family Assurance Friendly Society policies transfer to Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

    This transfer includes policies from 4 previous companies.

    2004

    Both the British Life Office Limited and Criterion Life Assurance policies transfer to Reliance Mutual.

    British Life Office includes Monarch policies.

  • 2003

    2003

    Criterion Life Assurance Limited is acquired by Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited from Criterion Insurance Company Limited.

    Criterion Life Assurance includes policies from 8 previous companies.

  • 1973

    1973

    Nation Life Insurance Company Limited transfers all its Industrial Branch business to Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

    This transfer also includes policies from a previous company called Gilpin.

  • 1968

    1968

    Congleton Burial Collecting Society transfers all its business to Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

  • 1962

    1962

    Burslem Mutual Assurance Collecting Society transfers all its business to Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

  • 1958

    1958

    The British Life Office is acquired by Reliance Mutual Life Insurance Limited, and re-brands as Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

  • 1952

    1952

    The Farringdon Reliance Mutual Friendly Collecting Society re-brands as Reliance Mutual Life Insurance Limited.

  • 1951

    1951

    The Farringdon Reliance Friendly Collecting Society is re-branded as The Farringdon Reliance Mutual Friendly Collecting Society, as part of its change to become a mutual insurer.

  • 1911

    1911

    The Farringdon Reliance Friendly Collecting Society is founded in Farringdon Street, London.

Companies whose business is now in Utmost Life & Pensions

A

  • AA Friendly Society

B

  • Blue Circle Group Friendly Society
  • Booksellers Provident Retreat and Emergency Hardship Fund
  • Book Trade Benevolent Society
  • British Life Office Limited
  • Burslem Mutual Assurance Collecting Society

C

  • Charterhouse Japhet Life Assurance Co Ltd
  • Charterhouse Magna Assurance Co Ltd
  • Congleton Burial Collecting Society
  • Criterion Life Assurance Ltd

D

  • Domestic Servants' Insurance Society

E

  • Eurolife Assurance Company Limited

F

  • Family Life Assurance Limited (1994)
  • Farringdon Reliance Friendly Collecting Society
  • Farringdon Reliance Mutual Life Insurance Limited

G

  • Gilpin

H

  • Hampshire and General Friendly Society
  • Hearts of Oak Benefit Collecting Society
  • Hearts of Oak Benefit Society
  • Humane Perseverance Sick and Burial Society

I

  • Interlife Assurance Company Limited (1990-1993)
  • Investment Annuity Life Assurance Co Ltd

J

K

L

  • Lifeguard Assurance Limited (LG) 1964 onwards

M

  • Magna Assurance Co Ltd
  • Monarch
  • Multiple Health & Life Assurance Ltd (MHL) 1981 onwards
  • Mutual Assurance Fund at the Midland Bank

N

  • National Benevolent and Assurance Society
  • National Book Trade Provident Institution
  • Nation Life Insurance Company Ltd
  • North Staffordshire Provident Association

O

  • Oxfordshire and United Counties Friendly Society

P

  • Property & Equity Life Assurance Company Limited

Q

R

  • Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited
  • Reliance Mutual Life Insurance Limited
  • Royal Berkshire Friendly Society

S

  • Saveguard Assurance Ltd
  • SEB Trygg Life (UK) Assurance Company Limited
  • Sincere Assurance Collecting Society
  • Sincere Sick and Burial Society
  • South Shields Master Mariners

T

  • Templeton Life Assurance Limited (1990-1994)
  • Time Assurance Society (1975 – 1990)

U

  • United Women's Insurance Society
  • University Life Assurance Society

V

W

  • Western Provident Association
  • Wheel Assurance Collecting Society

X

Y

Z