At Standard Life, we’re proud of our heritage. We’ve always evolved to help our customers in the best way possible.
Standard Life Assurance Limited is proud of be part of the Phoenix group of companies, the largest long-term savings and retirement business in the UK. This helps us serve our customers in new ways, while staying true to the values that have always driven our company.
The Phoenix Group purchased Standard Life from Standard Life Aberdeen in 2018, entering into a strategic partnership and working together to deliver Standard Life products and services.
Standard Life merged with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017 to create Standard Life Aberdeen.
98% of our members voted to demutualise in 2006. Standard Life floated on the London Stock Exchange six weeks later.
Our growth into new kinds of investments made us Europe’s biggest mutual in the 1990s.
We grew quickly in the first half of the 20th century, becoming Scotland’s largest life assurance company.
We reincorporated as a mutual in 1925. This means we were owned entirely by our policyholders.
The Standard Life Assurance Company was founded in Edinburgh in 1825, to help people protect their property and provide life assurance. We expanded quickly during the 19th century.
Any reference to "Standard Life", "we", "our" or "us" on this website means any member of the Phoenix Group (being Phoenix Group Holdings plc and its subsidiaries) unless otherwise indicated.