Top 50 UK insurance companies

Get the lowdown on the leading insurance providers in the UK, including contact details and phone numbers.

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AXA UK

AXA is a French insurance firm that offers a range of insurance products and services, including home, car, travel and business insurance. It operates as AXA UK in the United Kingdom.

Year established: 1816

Address: 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0330 024 1158
  • Home insurance – 0330 024 1235
  • Travel insurance – 0330 024 1307
  • Business insurance – 0330 159 1508
  • Health insurance – 0800 132 203

Admiral

Admiral Insurance is a British insurance company and part of the Admiral Group. It offers motor, home, travel and pet insurance, as well as personal finance products.

Year established: 1993

Address: Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff CF10 2EH

Contact details:

Age Co (Age UK)

Age Co is the commercial arm of registered charity Age UK, which was formed by the merger of Age Concern England and Help the Aged. It provides insurance products and financial services for those over 50, including car, home and travel insurance.

Year established: 2009

Address: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA

Contact details: 0800 169 80 80

AIG

American International Group, or AIG, is a multinational financial services and insurance company with headquarters in New York. It offers life insurance, including critical illness cover, as well as business insurance.

Year established: 1919

Address: The AIG Building, 58 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AB

Contact details: 020 7954 7000

Allianz

Allianz is an international insurance and financial services company that was founded in Berlin. In the UK, it has operated as Allianz Insurance plc since 2000 and formed a partnership with Liverpool Victoria in 2017.

Year established: 1890

Address: 60 Gracechurch St, London EC3V 0HR

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0370 608 7012
  • Commercial property insurance – 0344 412 9988
  • Business liability insurance – 0344 893 9500, 01483 218 782
  • Commercial motor fleet insurance – 0370 606 4912

Aviva

Aviva plc is a British insurance company with 33 million customers worldwide. It is the largest general insurer in the UK, offering insurance products to cover car, home, travel, life and health.

Year established: 2000

Address: St Helen’s 1, Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ

Contact details: 0345 030 7041

BigBlue Cover

BigBlue Cover is part of Rock Insurance Services Limited, a British insurance company that offers travel insurance, including single trip, annual cover and car hire excess.

Year established: 2001

Address: Griffin House, 135 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1DQ

Contact details: 0800 091 3768

Churchill

Churchill Insurance is a British company based in Bromley and one of the first to offer car insurance directly to customers. Since 2012, it has been part of the Direct Line Group, and provides car, home, travel, pet and life insurance.

Year established: 1989

Address: Churchill Court, Westmoreland Rd, Bromley BR1 1DP

Contact details:

  • Car and home insurance – 0345 603 3551
  • Life insurance – 0800 077 8314
  • Travel insurance – 0800 032 6534
  • Pet insurance – 0800 032 6528

Co-op

Co-op Insurance is the trading name of CIS General Insurance Ltd, and part of the Co-Operative Group. It sells insurance to cover car, home, pet, life, business and travel.

Year established: 1867

Address: Miller St, Manchester M60 0AL

Contact details:

  • Car and home insurance – 0345 746 4646
  • Travel insurance – 0330 400 1626
  • Life insurance – 0800 678 3928
  • Pet insurance – 0345 075 4582
  • Business insurance – 0800 068 6205

Direct Line

Direct Line was founded in Croydon in 1985 and was the first British insurer to sell insurance over the phone, as well as the first to use computers to underwrite its policies.

Year established: 1985

Address: Churchill Court, Westmoreland Rd, Bromley BR1 1DP

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0345 246 3761
  • Home insurance – 0345 246 3564
  • Travel insurance – 0345 246 8704
  • Life insurance – 0330 303 9985

Endsleigh

Endsleigh Insurance was established by the National Union of Students and specialises in insurance for students, graduates, unions and sport.

Year established: 1965

Address: Shurdington Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4UE

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0333 234 1552
  • Home insurance – 0333 234 1552
  • Travel insurance – 0333 234 1552
  • Student insurance – 0333 234 1557

esure

esure is an Internet-based insurer based in Surrey and was acquired by Bain Capital in 2018. It offers home, travel and car insurance, as well as cover for electric cars.

Year established: 2000

Address: The Equinox, 19 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6QQ

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0345 045 1000
  • Home insurance – 0345 045 8000
  • Travel insurance – 0345 600 3950

Go Girl

Go Girl is an online insurer and a trading name of Sabre Insurance Company Limited. It provides car insurance for females, specialising in cover for young and student drivers.

Year established: 1982

Address: St James House, 27-43 Eastern Road, Romford RM1 3NH

Contact details: 0330 024 4747

H&R Insurance

H&R Insurance is a family-run insurance company based in Scotland that provides a wide range of insurance products to cover vehicles, buildings, business and even oil and gas contractors.

Year established: 1972

Address: H&R House, Woodburn Road, Blackburn, Aberdeen, AB21 0PS

Contact details:

  • Car and motorbike insurance – 0122 484 8382
  • Home insurance – 0122 484 8222
  • Taxi insurance – 0122 484 8112
  • Business insurance – 0122 484 8111

HSBC

Part of the HSBC Group, HSBC Insurance offers home, life, travel, student and pet insurance.

Year established: 1970

Address: 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HQ

Contact details:

  • Home insurance – 0800 096 3378
  • Life insurance – 0345 745 6125
  • Travel insurance – 0800 299 399

Hastings Direct

Hastings Direct is part of the Hastings Group and provides home insurance and insurance for cars, bikes and vans.

Year established: 1997

Address: Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0333 321 9801
  • Home insurance – 0333 321 9675

ingenie

ingenie is an insurance provider that offers car insurance specifically for learner and young drivers, including black box insurance.

Year established: 2011

Address: Thorncroft Manor, Thorncroft Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey, England, KT22 8JB

Contact details: 0345 234 2238

Insure Daily

Insure Daily is an online insurer and a trading name of Sky Insurance Services Group. It provides temporary insurance for cars and vans, with policies of 1-28 days.

Year established: 2007

Address: Sky House, 28 Station Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1TL

Contact details: 0330 333 1251

Insure4Retirement

A part of Gallagher Insurance, Insure4Retirement is a specialist insurer for over-50s, offering policies to cover home, car and travel.

Year established: 2004

Address: 100 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8AQ

Contact details:

  • Car and home insurance – 0800 298 8707
  • Travel insurance – 0800 052 1310

Insure 4 a Day

Insure 4 a Day is part of Sky Insurance and offers temporary car insurance policies for up to 28 days.

Year established: 2007

Address: Sky House, 28 Station Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1TL

Contact details: 01707 624 780

LV=

Founded as Liverpool Victoria, and rebranded in 2007, LV= is one of the UK’s largest insurance providers.

Year established: 1843

Address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF

Contact details:

Legal & General

Legal & General is a British multinational financial services company that offers policies for home, pet, life and travel insurance.

Year established: 1836

Address: 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA

Contact details:

Leisuredays

Leisuredays is a trading name of Caravan Guard Limited and offers specialised insurance for caravans, holiday homes and park homes.

Year established: 1995

Address: New Road, Halifax HX1 2JZ

Contact details: 0800 148 8414

Lifesure

Lifesure provides insurance for motorhomes, caravans, cars and travel, as well as commercial property insurance.

Year established: 1971

Address: 3 Fenice Court, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire PE19 8EW

Contact details: 0148 040 2460

Lloyds

Lloyds of London, better known as Lloyds, is a British bank and financial institution that offers home, car and life insurance policies, as well as insurance for business, travel and even mobile phones.

Year established: 1686

Address: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN

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M&S Bank

M&S Bank is the banking and financial services arm of the Marks & Spencer Group, and also offers car, home, travel and pet insurance.

Year established: 2002

Address: Waterside House, 35 N Wharf Rd, Paddington, London W2 1NW

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MRL Insurance

Part of the ROCK Insurance Group, MRL Insurance specialises in travel insurance, including single trip, annual cover, winter sports cover and seniors travel insurance.

Year established: 2001

Address: Griffin House, 135 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1DQ

Contact details: 0343 658 0230

More Than

More Than is a British insurance provider and a subsidiary of RSA Insurance Group. It provides car, home, pet, life and travel insurance, as well as business insurance.

Year established: 2001

Address: St Marks Court, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1XL

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NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual is the trading name of the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society, and underwrites insurance for those in rural UK communities.

Year established: 1910

Address: Tiddington Road, Stratford upon AvonCV37 7BJ

Contact details: 0808 302 6303

Policy Expert

Policy Expert is a British insurance provider and broker founded in 2011. It offers home, car and travel insurance policies from other providers, as well as its own cover.

Year established: 2011

Address: Silbury Court West, 352-390 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2AF

Contact details: 0330 0600 601

Policywise

Policywise is an insurance provider specialising in car insurance, including policies for learner drivers, taxis, classic cars and commercial fleets. It also offers home, business, travel and pet insurance.

Year established: 2012

Address: 2 Saddlers Court, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7GH

Contact details: 0333 366 0714

Post Office

A government-owned retail company, Post Office also offers a range of insurance products, from car and home insurance, to travel, life and pet insurance.

Year established: 1986

Address: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ

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RAC

RAC Limited is an automotive services company based in Walsall. Along with car insurance, it also provides roadside assistance.

Year established: 1897

Address: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall, WS5 4W

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0330 159 1019
  • Black box insurance – 0330 159 1040
  • Classic car insurance – 0330 159 0728
  • Van insurance – 0330 332 8308

RIAS

The trading name of Ageas Retail Limited, RIAS is an insurance company offering car, home and travel insurance.

Year established: 1992

Address: Ageas House, Hampshire Corporate Park, Templars Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3YA

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Saga

Originally established as a travel company for customers over 50, Saga now also provides a range of insurance products, with policies for home, car, travel, health, life, landlord and pet insurance.

Year established: 1950

Address: Enbrook Park, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3SE

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Sainsbury’s Bank

Sainsbury’s is the UK’s second largest supermarket chain, and also provides financial products and services through its Sainsbury’s Bank arm. This includes car and home insurance, as well as pet, travel, life and over 50s insurance.

Year established: 1997

Address: 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0345 266 1670
  • Home insurance – 0345 266 1660
  • Travel insurance – 0345 305 2622
  • Life insurance – 0800 0137 137
  • Pet insurance – 0330 100 7915 or 0800 035 5155

Sheilas’ Wheels

Part of Esure, Sheilas’ Wheels is an insurance provider specialising in car insurance for female drivers, and also offers home and travel insurance.

Year established: 2005

Address: The Equinox, 19 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6QQ

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0345 045 1000
  • Home insurance – 0345 045 9000
  • Travel insurance – 0345 600 3949

Sky Insurance

An independent insurance provider, Sky Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products, and operates a number of subsidiary specialist providers.

Year established: 1984

Address: Sky House, 28 Station Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1TL

Contact details: 0330 333 1251

Start Rescue

Start Rescue specialises in emergency insurance, including breakdown insurance and home insurance, as well as standard policies for car, van, home and pet insurance.

Year established: 2009

Address: Axis Court, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UX

Contact details: 0120 665 5000

Swiftcover

Part of AXA Insurance, Swiftcover is primarily a car insurance provider, but also offers home and van insurance, as well as breakdown cover.

Year established: 2005

Address: 74 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HY

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0330 024 6394
  • Home insurance – 0330 024 6423

Swinton

Originally a door-to-door insurance provider, Swinton now offers insurance to cover cars, bikes and vans, to homes, businesses and taxis.

Year established: 1957

Address: Embankment West Tower, 101 Cathedral Approach, Salford M3 7FB

Contact details: 0333 035 9281

  • Car insurance – 0333 035 9174
  • Home insurance – 0333 035 9177
  • Business insurance – 0371 705 2800
  • Taxi insurance – 0371 705 1499

Tesco Bank

Formed in 1997 as a joint venture between Tesco and the Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco Bank is a financial services company that offers car, home, travel, life and pet insurance.

Year established: 1997

Address: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9FQ

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0345 366 8631
  • Home insurance – 0345 366 8632
  • Pet insurance – 0345 078 3878
  • Travel insurance – 0345 293 9475

The AA

The AA, or Automobile Association, is the UK’s largest motoring association with over 15 million members. It provides a range of car insurance policies, as well as home, travel, life and pet insurance.

Year established: 1905

Address: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA

Contact details:

  • Car insurance – 0800 316 2456
  • Home insurance – 0800 197 6169
  • Travel insurance – 0808 169 1195

Together Mutual

A home insurance provider and part of UIA Insurance, Together Mutual provides policies for both building and contents cover.

Year established: 1890

Address: Kings Court, London Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2P

Contact details: 0808 223 3333

Towergate Insurance

A British insurance broker, Towergate offers a large range of insurance products, including cover for cars, boats, caravans, homes, commercial assets, as well as travel, trade and medical insurance.

Year established: 1997

Address: 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AA

Contact details:

  • Home insurance – 0344 892 1753
  • Car insurance – 0330 343 8629
  • Boat insurance – 0344 892 1987

Vavista

The health-focused arm of Eldon Insurance, Vavista specialises in life insurance policies and also offers car insurance.

Year established: 2007

Address: Lysander House, Catbrain Ln, Bristol BS10 7TQ

Contact details:

  • Life insurance – 0344 776 5743
  • Car insurance – 0344 776 8381

Veygo

Part of Admiral Insurance, Veygo provides temporary car insurance policies for “drivers with no cars”, such as learner drivers and car-sharers.

Year established: 2017

Address: Ty Admiral, David Street, Cardiff CF10 2EH

Contact details: Online only

Virgin Money

Virgin Money is a financial services company and part of the Virgin Group. It provides policies for travel insurance and life insurance.

Year established: 2003

Address: Jubilee House, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4PL

Contact details:

  • Travel insurance – 0330 400 1250
  • Life insurance – 0800 294 7575

Voyager

Voyager is a travel insurance provider and offers regular travel insurance as well as policies for hire car excess, breakdown cover and wedding cover.

Year established: 1996

Address: Buzzard’s Hall, Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AA

Contact details: 0148 380 6680

Zurich

Zurich is a Swiss financial services and insurance company, with policies to cover life, car, travel, home and boat insurance.

Year established: 1872

Address: The Zurich Centre, 3000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7JZ

Contact details:

  • Life insurance – 0800 096 6233
  • Car insurance – 0800 085 3227
  • Travel insurance – 0800 953 0567

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