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Commercial Union Assurance Co

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Established in 1861.

Acquired the Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Office (established in 1696).

c.1897 Acquired the business of the West of England Fire and Life Insurance Co (see advert)

1998 Merger of General Accident with Commercial Union to form CGU[1]

2000 Norwich Union merged with CGU, to form the CGNU group which went on to become the Aviva group.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct. 29, 1998