Caledonian Life has been providing financial security to people just like you, for over 180 years.

Over this time, we have remained focused on ensuring that we offer excellent products at competitive prices, combined with market leading and friendly service to our Financial Brokers and their clients. Now in 2013, we have evolved to become one of Ireland's leading providers of Protection products.

Our History:

The Caledonian brand name first gained a pre-eminent position in the industry in its native Scotland. In 1824 the first branch outside Edinburgh was formed as The Caledonian Insurance Company and was based on Dame Street for over 100 years. In 1958 ‘takeover fever' was sweeping the market in Britain and Caledonian became a member of the Guardian group of companies.

Ten years later the Guardian Group merged with the Royal Exchange Group to form The Guardian Royal Exchange Group. By the latter part of the century, Guardian had firmly positioned itself in the Irish market and continued to build its reputation and business within the Life Assurance and Investment markets throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

In April 2000 the Royal Liver Group completed its purchase of Guardian Life and following this takeover, in

January 2001 Guardian Life was re-launched as Caledonian Life, building on the foundations of the Caledonian Insurance Company and Guardian Life.

On July 1st 2011, Caledonian Life following the merger of Royal Liver and Royal London, became a division of the Royal London Group. Founded in 1861, Royal London is the largest mutual life and pensions company in the UK with Group funds under management of over €90 billion. Group businesses serve approximately 5.3 million customers and employ 2,880 people.* For further information on the strength of the Royal London Group click here.



Caledonian Life today:

Over the years our brand values have remained the same - centred on innovation, integrity and partnership. Today based on St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Caledonian Life combines the best of the old - a well known, established name with a proud heritage, with the best of the new - an innovative, modern approach to providing financial security and excellent service to Financial Brokers and their clients.


*Funds under management as of 31/12/2013.

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