We may be a new name to you, but in fact we’ve actually been operating in Ireland for over 180 years,
Where we come from
Ever since we started as a Friendly Society at Royal London we’ve believed that our difference is our strength. Today, we’re the UK and Ireland’s largest mutual Life, Pensions and Investments company. Whoever you are and whatever your aims, we’ll look to provide you with great long‑term value, first class service and support at all times.
The time line below shows some of the most important moments in our history in Ireland.
The Caledonian Insurance Company first Irish office was on Dame Street, Dublin 2 where it remained for over 100 years.
Caledonian became a member of the Guardian group of companies.
The Guardian Group merged with the Royal Exchange Group to form The Guardian Royal Exchange Group.
Guardian Life were bought by the Royal Liver Group.
Guardian Life was re-launched as Caledonian Life
Caledonian Life was acquired by the Royal London group following the merger of Royal Liver with Royal London in July 2011.
Caledonian Life is now Royal London.