Royal London acquires Aegon UK’s individual protection book

Published  04 April 2023
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The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited (Royal London), the UK's largest life, pensions, and investment mutual has today announced it has reached an agreement with Aegon UK to acquire its individual protection line of business, subject to court approval.

As a result of the acquisition, the life insurance, critical illness and income protection policies for over 400,000 customers will transfer to Royal London.

Barry O’Dwyer, Group Chief Executive, commented:

"We are delighted to be welcoming over 400,000 new protection customers and their advisers. Combined with over 900,000 existing customers who already trust Royal London to protect their families against life shocks, this transaction strengthens our position in the UK protection market. Our reputation for outstanding customer service means that customers and advisers will be reassured that they are in safe hands.

"The advised nature of Aegon’s individual protection customer base makes it a perfect strategic fit. We are strong champions of the adviser community and of impartial advice, and we look forward to supporting advisers through this transaction, making sure there is no disruption to their businesses or to their clients."

Customers’ policies are expected to transfer to Royal London in 2024, following the completion of a court-approved Part VII transfer. In the interim period, Aegon UK will reinsure the portfolio to Royal London.

There is no immediate change for customers or their advisers. All servicing and claims will continue to be processed in the usual way. Royal London and Aegon will provide updates to customers and financial advisers as the acquisition progresses.

For further information please contact:

Steve Hartley, Head of External Communications

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, and in the top 25 mutuals globally, with assets under management of £162 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and over 4,200 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2023. Learn more at