Sterling Insurance Transfer of Business

to Covea Insurance plc

 Covéa and Sterling logos together



On 1 January 2016 Covéa Group transferred the general insurance business of Sterling into Covea Insurance plc (Covéa Insurance) to create a single UK insurance business. Covéa Insurance is a well-established UK general insurer specialising in motor, household and commercial insurance products and is also part of the Covéa Group.

Sterling policies (including any expired policy under which policyholders may still have rights) transferred to Covéa Insurance on 1 January 2016. The transfer does not change the benefits payable from any policy, nor will it change the premiums paid.

This transfer was approved by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales on Friday 11 December 2015.

Change of name

On 1 January 2016, Sterling Life Limited was renamed as Covéa Life Limited, and Sterling Insurance Group Limited renamed as Covéa Insurance Services Limited, but there is no change to the legal entities. The registered address for all three Covéa companies is 2 Norman Place, Reading, RG1 8DA.

More information

Documentation related to the proposed transfer is available to download below:

Information booklet >
Independent Expert's full report >
Independent Expert's Supplemental Report >
Full copy of the Scheme >
Jersey Scheme document >
Jersey Representation document >
Post Hearing Notice - Transfer Sanctioned >

If you have a concern or query, please refer to your policy booklet for the relevant customer service contact details. Alternatively, call our switchboard who will be able to direct your call on 0330 221 0444.

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