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Established since 1815, Scottish Widows is dedicated to supporting advisers in the life, pensions and investments market.

The Scottish Widows timeline


The company was founded in 1815 in Edinburgh as Scotland's first mutual life office.


The living logo, the Scottish Widow, was created as an icon which presented our positive values of strength, reliability, integrity, innovation and heritage.


Scottish Widows Bank is launched. It currently offers a range of savings, loans and mortgage products.


Scottish Widows is demutualised and becomes part of the Lloyds TSB Marketing Group on 3 March 2000.


In January 2009, Scottish Widows became part of Lloyds Banking Group.


Scottish Widows has more than five million customers. It offers a product range that includes individual and workplace pensions, annuities, mortgages, savings and investments, life insurance and critical illness cover.

Our brand story

Discover how the iconic Scottish Widow has developed over the years to become one of today's most recognised brands.

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Our Awards

Take a look at some of the awards and industry recognition that we have received over the past few years.

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Financial information

Find out about our Financial strength ratings and information on Investor relations.

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