Aviva plc
Public limited company
Traded asAV.
FTSE 100 Component
IndustryFinancial services
PredecessorCGU plc
Norwich Union
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
(by merger)
HeadquartersSt. Helen's
London, EC3
United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Adrian Montague
ServicesLife insurance
General Insurance
Revenue£49,653 million (2017)[1]
£3,068 million (2017)[1]
£1,646 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
30,021 (2017)[1]

Aviva plc ə/ is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has about 33 million customers[2] across 16 countries.[3] In the United Kingdom, Aviva is the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider.

In addition, Aviva has a focus on five markets in Europe and in Asia, the company is focused on the growth markets of China and South East Asia. Aviva is also the second largest general insurer in Canada. Aviva has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.


The name of the company upon its formation in May 2000 was CGNU plc.[4] In April 2002, the company's shareholders voted to change the company name to "Aviva plc", an invented palindrome word derived from "viva", the Latin for 'alive' and designed to be short, memorable and work worldwide.[5]

In April 2008, Aviva announced that it would adopt the "Aviva" name as its worldwide consumer-facing brand, and that the Norwich Union brand would be phased out in the United Kingdom.[6]

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