The State Assurance Co. Ltd.

The State Assurance Co. Ltd.

The company was established in Liverpool in 1891 under the title State Fire Insurance Company, to cover fire insurance in the UK, Australia and the United States.

It was renamed State Assurance Company in 1910 at which time it expanded into general insurance business.

In 1924 the company became a subsidiary of Royal Exchange Assurance.

In 1968 Royal Exchange merged with Guardian Assurance to form Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance. In November 2011 the company was acquired by a leading European buyout firm called Cinven.