I am doing some research on my endowment provider. I bought policies with the Provident Mutual in the 1980’s.
google search: norwich union buys provident mutual
This Yahoo Answers page documents demutualisation route for the Provident Mutual, it went to General Accident and then to Norwich Union.
“Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association demutualised in January 1996, and was taken over immediately by General Accident Linked Life Assurance Ltd.
Following the merger with Commercial Union in October 1998, the company changed its name to CGU Linked Life Assurance Ltd; subsequently becoming Norwich Union Linked Life Assurance Ltd in October 2000 after the merger with Norwich Union.“
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