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About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

Worldwide credentials

If you use our help, you’ll become one of millions of customers safe in the hands of an insurer that forms part of a leading global insurance group. We’ve got more than 130 years’ experience of giving people the financial answers they’re looking for, and you’ll find us in more than 170 countries.

And to make sure that help’s always there, we have about 55,000 employees worldwide, including 4,500 in the UK.


We’re working to become the UK’s leading provider of financial services, giving you customer service you’ve never experienced before.

We’re committed to ‘doing the right thing, in the right way and for the right reason’ for you, our employees and the communities we work in.

Business areas

We offer products and services across a range of businesses, in markets all over the world.

Our main business segments are:

  • General insurance (including property, accident, car and liability insurance)

  • Life Insurance

  • Pensions

  • Savings and Investments

We’re a major provider of financial protection and we have especially strong positions in our key markets of North America and Europe.


Our Group structure reinforces our aspiration to be the leading global insurance group in our chosen general and life insurance markets.

  • North America Commercial serves small and mid-sized businesses with standard and specialty lines of business in the United States and Canada.

  • Europe General Insurance offers personal and commercial products in its key markets of Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, with a significant presence in Austria, Ireland and Portugal, and operations in Israel, Morocco, Russia and Turkey.

  • Global Corporate provides distinctive products and services to major national or multinational corporations with domestic and international insurance needs.

  • International Businesses serves personal and commercial customers in five regions - Latin America, Southern Africa, Australia, Japan, and Greater China/Southeast Asia.

  • The Farmers Exchanges (which we manage but do not own) serve more than ten million households in the United States.

  • Global Life Insurance concentrates on three regions - Europe, the United States and emerging markets - with a global focus on unit-linked and protection products.

For further information, please visit our global website

We operate globally and locally, according to our customers’ needs.
We have been delivering insurance products and services for over 140 years in more than 170 countries.