Royal London has received high court approval to consolidate two further With Profits Funds

Published  04 January 2023
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Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life insurer, has received High Court approval to consolidate the Royal Liver Sub-Fund and the Phoenix Life Assurance Ltd (PLAL) Sub-Fund into the Royal London Open Fund.

The move, which sees eligible policyholders receive an uplift to their policy values, is part of the mutual insurer’s continuing drive to deliver more certain benefits for its long standing policyholders. 96.4% of UK eligible policyholders, and 95.9% of Irish eligible policyholders, voted in favour of the changes to the Royal Liver Sub-Fund, and all eligible policies received a 23.1% uplift to their policy value. Policyholders with policies in the PLAL Sub-Fund* received a 5.6% uplift to their policy value.

Julie Scott, Royal London’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

"The approvals from the High Court to consolidate two more of our With Profits Funds is another excellent result for our customers, resulting in increased certainty and an uplift to their policy values. This is part of a wider series of changes over the past couple of years, as part of Royal London’s commitment to simplify and modernise our proposition for the benefit of our longstanding customers."

The transfers took place on 31 December 2022 and policyholders received an uplift to their policy value at the same time.

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Meera Khanna, Senior PR Manager

Notes to editor

*No vote was required from the PLAL policyholders

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £150 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,262 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2022. Learn more at royallondon.com