For almost two centuries Aviva Group companies provided quality insurance products to citizens in every corner of Germany.
The Union Assurance Society, later part of the Commercial Union Assurance Company, establishes an agency in Berlin.
Union establishes an agency in Hamburg offering life insurance ten years before the establishment of the first German life office.
The Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society establishes an agency in Berlin, under the management of Mr G B Wilkinson, and in Bremen, under Mr J C D Arndt.
Berlinsche Leben is established. The company later becomes Delta Lloyd Deutschland, part of Delta Lloyd.
Norwich Union Fire establishes an agency in Hamburg, under Mr G J T Kern and Mr Curjar. In October, the Northern Assurance Company, later part of Commercial Union, appoints agents across Germany. These include Johannes & John Schuzer and Dr Hoffman in Augsburg; August Schorling and Dr Edwin Schilling in Frankfurt-am-Main; Mr W Fortmann in Oldenburg; Mr Heinrich Fetzer and Dr Fetzer in Stuttgart; Mr Franz S Strobel and Dr Brucher in Munich; Mr Carl Waydelin and Dr Geist in Nuremberg; Mr J F Wagner and Dr Geiger in Bamberg; Mr F E Haemed and Professor Framke in Leipzig; Mr G Flaage and Dr Wippler in Dresden; Mr J A Bruckwek and Dr Tiefenbach in Darmstadt; Altbingermeister Ritschaupt and Dr Weydurg in Heidelberg; Mr H Schunck and Dr Waltner in Lubeck and Mr H Kupsch and Dr Heinechen in Bremen.
On January 23, the Northern establishes a Hamburg agency, under Mr G A Droege and Dr Schon, along with an agency in Altenau, under Mr A J Kietschner and Dr Calissen.
On January 13, the Northern establishes agencies in Stuttgart, under Hugo Leibing; in Cassel (Kassel), under Heinrich Schewimann; in Hanover, under John Christian Heine and in Elberfeld for life, under Carl Schonenberg. In April, the company establishes agencies in Lubeck, under Mr J E Harder; in Rostock, under Mr L S A Reuter; in Schwerin, under Mr M Lowenthal and in Bremen, under Knochenhaver & Kramer.
On February 9, the Northern opens an agency at Leipzig, under William Roder. In October, the company extends business to Mannheim, under Michael Wirschin and Dr Dettmar, and to Dresden, under Grosmann & Plaht.
The North British & Mercantile Insurance Company, later part of Commercial Union, now has agents in Hamburg, under Shroeder & Sudeck, as well as in Bremen. In October, Mr A L Meade is appointed agent for Dresden. In November, his representative powers are extended to cover Saxony and the Duchy of Brunswick. L’Abeille Bourguignonne, later part of Commercial Union, is now operating in Germany.
On January 9, Commercial Union appoints Carl Frederich August Richter agent for Bremen and Brauer & Heckscher agent for Hamburg.
The Accident Insurance Company (No. 1), later part of Commercial Union, now has an agency in Hamburg, under Mr H A L M Jensen.
In April, Commercial Union appoints Heckscher & Gottlieb agent for Berlin.
The North British & Mercantile prospectus refers to a Prussian branch operating at 60/3 Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin, under the management of Otto Hoffmann.
Commercial Union appoints C A Caesar & Co joint fire agent with Mr M Richter in Bremen.
In January, Commercial Union opens a branch in Berlin at 100 Zimmerstrasse, under Mr A Wergin. In December, the company obtains a license to enter Prussia.
The South British Insurance Company, later part of the General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, is now operating in Germany.
On November 23, Commercial Union appoints Joseph & Herman Wolf marine insurance agent for Hamburg.
On November 8, Commercial Union appoints Mund & Fester marine agents for Hamburg. South British withdraws from Germany.
Les Provinces Reunies, later part of Commercial Union, is now operating in Germany.
The Palatine Insurance Company, later part of Commercial Union, is now operating in Germany. Norwich Union Fire is represented in Bremen by Mr A F Wickeland. The Scottish Union & National Insurance Company, later part of Norwich Union Fire, appoints Messrs Heckscher & Gottleib as agents in Germany. Later in the year, Einar Behren is appointed agent for the company in Bremen.
Union acquires the Aachen Leipziger Insurance Company, a German subsidiary.
The General Life Assurance Company, later part of General Accident, now has agents in Hamburg.
On October 29, the Yorkshire Insurance Company, later part of General Accident, appoints Mr Rabeler agent for Strasburg.
Union ceases new business in Germany.
Norwich Union Fire appoints Mr J H C Kern agent for Hamburg. The Lion Insurance Company, later part of General Accident, is now operating in Bremen.
Commercial Union is operating in Bremen through Lampe & Schierenbeck.
The Yorkshire acquires Kolonische Glas Versicherungs Gesellschaft (Kolonische), a German plate glass insurer.
Kolonische acquires a local glass company, Vaterlandsche of Cologne, and starts transacting fire business. North British & Mercantile’s German portfolio is transferred to the Stuttgarter Company while Commercial Union transfers its business to the Frankfurter General Insurance Company (Frankenfurter).
Union sells its shares in its German subsidiary, the Aachen Leipziger Insurance Company, to the Frankenfurter.
North British & Mercantile appoints Mr Dobberpfuhl chief representative to replace Mr Hofner in Berlin.
Commercial Union re-appoints Mund & Fester as marine agent in Hamburg. The agency is instructed not to accept risks by sailors or to insure against rust damage.
Commercial Union now has a branch in Hamburg, under Mr Penney, along with agents in Hamburg, Bremen, Dresden and Cologne. North British & Mercantile is running a branch in Hamburg, under Mr Sudeck.
The Frankenfurter signs an agreement with Commercial Union to represent the company in the German Empire. The Norwich Union Fire agency in Hamburg is now under Julius F W Kern and has obtained branch status.
In April, Union brings its German business to a close. By November, North British & Mercantile has opened a branch in Dresden.
The Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Commercial Union, considers transacting blood stock insurances in Germany. Norwich Union Fire appoints Johann Wickeland and J H Pundt agents for Bremen.
In August, North British & Mercantile appoints a new agent in Hamburg.
General Accident now has branches or agencies in Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Chemnitz, Cologne, Duisburg-Ruhrort, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Konigsberg, Konstanz, Leipzig, Ludwigshapen-Mannheim, Mayence, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
On September 3, North British & Mercantile transfers its German portfolio to Allgemeine Feuerassecuranz in Berlin.
In February, Commercial Union re-opens for business in Germany.
Commercial Union marine agent Mund & Fester agrees to open for business again in Hamburg.
Norwich Union Fire is now represented in Bremen by Mr A F R Wickeland.
General Accident opens a branch in Frankfurt.
Norwich Union Fire is now represented in Hamburg by Julius F W Kern.
General Accident has two companies operating in Germany: General Accident Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft for general insurance and General Accident Lebensvericherung-aktiengesellschaft for life insurance.
In July CGNU agrees the sale of its German general insurance business, General Accident Versicherungs AG, to Gerling-Konzern Lebensversicherungs-AG. CGNU continues to focus on developing its long-term savings business in Germany through its life subsidiary, Berlinische Lebensversicherung which eventually becomes a subsidiary of Delta Lloyd.
In September Delta Lloyd announces the sale of its German business to Nomura Holdings, Inc.