Despite selling its Taiwan branch in 2006, Aviva returned to the country less than two years later as part of a joint venture with First Financial, known as First-Aviva.
The South British Insurance Company, later part of the General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, is now operating in Formosa (Taiwan) through agent Lauts & Haesloop. The company appoints Dodd & Co as agent for Tan-shui (Tamsui).
By this date, the Commercial Union Assurance Company has appointed Mr F Cass as agent for Taiwan.
South British appoints Lapraik Cass & Co as agent for Tamsui.
The Northern Assurance Company, later part of Commercial Union, is now represented by Tait & Co in Taiwan.
In May, Commercial Union establishes a liaison office in Taiwan, reporting to Hong Kong. The company's representative in Taipei is Tony Strange.
Aviva agrees to sell all its Asian general insurance businesses to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.
In February, Aviva sells its Taiwan branch as part of the agreement with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.
In April, Aviva announces an agreement with First Financial to form a joint venture company, known as First-Aviva.
On January 2, First-Aviva commences business in Taiwan.