Equitable Life are the longest surviving life assurance company in the UK. They were formed in 1762, based upon the aspirations of the founder, James Dodson. The Society was initially set up as the first mutual life assurance company, and continues to operate to this day.
The operating assets and the economic interest in much of the non-profit business of Equitable Life was taken over by Halifax in 2001. From then, Equitable continued as an independent company with services provided under contract by Halifax. Despite the fact that Equitable Life have experienced some difficulties with legislation over the past few years, they are committed to maintaining a status of solvency, and treat different groups of policyholders fairly.
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