British insurers pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Published in: People

Companies: Association of British Insurers, Lloyd's, Aviva

The British insurance industry has paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September after a 70-year reign. 

“On behalf of the insurance and long-term savings industry, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of HM the Queen. At this very sad time, we pay tribute to the service and dedication that Her Majesty has given to the United Kingdom throughout her life and reign,” said Hannah Gurga, director general of the Association of British Insurers.

A statement from Lloyd’s of London said: “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and offer our condolences

“We were lucky to call her a friend and a regular visitor to Lloyd’s, and all at Lloyd’s will cherish the memories we had together, from her role in dedicating our last two buildings, to her visit to celebrate our 325th Anniversary.

“Her presence, wisdom and laughter will reverberate through our halls, and we will ring the Lutine Bell in her honour.”

Amanda Blanc, chief executive of Aviva, said: “On behalf of everyone at Aviva, I’d like to express our great sadness at the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

“We join with people in the UK and around the world in paying tribute to an extraordinary reign. For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth personified dedication, duty and service. She was a beacon of stability and consistency in a changing world."

Many other insurers carried messages of condolences on their websites. Legal & General changed its colourful rainbow umbrella logo to a closed black-and-white umbrella.