Friends Provident

British life insurance company

IndustryFinancial Services
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
ProductsInsurance, Inheritance tax products, Investment Management Pensions
OwnerResolution Limited
  • Friends Provident was an organisation offering life insurance based in the London, England.
  • On 29 March 2011 Friends Provident changed its trading name to Friends Life, although its registered name remains as Friends Provident.
  • The head office was located at 100 Wood Street in London.
  • The registered office is at Pixham End, Dorking in Surrey.
  • It is a member of the Association of British Insurers and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until being acquired by buyout firm Resolution in November 2009.
  • In 2018, it merged into its parent company Aviva. It is now part of the Aviva group.


  • The UK Life and Pensions business markets a range of life protection, income protection, pensions and investment products for individual customers and corporate clients throughout the UK.
  • The International Life and Pensions business operates throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


  • Friends Provident had large offices in a number of locations including Manchester, Clyst St. Mary in Exeter and Dorking, and was the second largest employer in Salisbury.
  • There are also a few smaller area offices such as those in Bristol and Preston.
  • Internationally Friends Provident had offices in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

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