Life insurance in the UK

Statistics report on life insurance in the United Kingdom (UK)

Life insurance in the UK

This report presents a range of statistics and facts about the life insurance market in the United Kingdom. Following an overview of the broader life insurance market, information is provided about the market segmentation, leading companies, and product sales. One unique feature of life insurance is how the insurance companies are able to invest the premiums received for policies, so the next section focuses in the investments made by this industry, before concluding with a market outlook.

Table of contents

Market overview

  • Premium Statistic Insurance industry: total direct premiums in the UK 2004-2020
  • Premium Statistic Life insurance market share in terms of gross premium in the United Kingdom 2007-2021
  • Premium Statistic Market concentration of life insurance companies in European countries 2020
  • Premium Statistic Number of insurance companies in the UK 2014 vs 2022, by sector
  • Premium Statistic ESG scores of the worlds' largest insurance companies 2023, by provider


  • Basic Statistic Direct life insurance premiums written in Europe 2019-2020, by country
  • Basic Statistic European insurance market: value of life benefits paid in 2020, by country
  • Premium Statistic Insurance penetration - value of premiums to GDP in Europe by country 2020
  • Premium Statistic Life and non-life insurance annual premium growth in Europe by country 2020
  • Premium Statistic Share of commercial non-life insurance premiums in UK 2018-2022, by line of business

Leading companies

  • Premium Statistic Leading global life and health insurance (stock) companies 2020, by revenue
  • Premium Statistic Insurance firms in Europe 2017-2021, by gross written premiums
  • Premium Statistic Leading European life & health insurance companies by market cap 2023
  • Premium Statistic London Stock Exchange (UK) trading: largest insurance companies by market cap 2022
  • Premium Statistic Leading insurance companies traded on LSE 2022, by number of employees

Sales metrics

  • Basic Statistic UK insurance market: total direct life premiums in the United Kingdom 2004-2020
  • Premium Statistic Insurance market: life insurance benefits paid in the UK 2002-2020
  • Premium Statistic Household spending on life insurance in the UK 1997-2022
  • Premium Statistic Life insurance and pension services related complaints in the UK 2021, by firm


  • Premium Statistic Total investment insurance firms Europe 2022, by country and segment
  • Basic Statistic United Kingdom (UK) life insurers' investment market share 2008-2020
  • Premium Statistic Life insurers investment portfolio in the UK 2004-2020
  • Premium Statistic European insurance market: life insurers investment portfolio by country 2020
  • Premium Statistic Total investment insurance firms in the UK 2016-2020, by segment

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