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    The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, exists to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability. With over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world's largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services.


    Our membership covers all disciplines within the insurance industry (claims, broking, underwriting), those working in the life and pensions sector, the mortgage advice market and financial advisers (under the Personal Finance Society brand).

    Our Royal Charter requires us "to secure and justify the confidence of the public" in our members and in the insurance and financial services sector.

Chartered Insurance Institute launches “Our History” website


The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched “Our History”, a website dedicated to bringing to life the heritage of the organisation and the evolution of the insurance profession over the years.

The Our History website - - covers the history of the institute’s Aldermanbury building, including a 360-degree virtual tour of the Insurance Hall and displays the unique stained-glass windows of the historic building.

The CII’s collection of more than 1,500 Fire Marks, which were formerly on display in the staircase of the Aldermanbury building, can be viewed on the site.

There are also digitalised versions of hundreds of insurance-related documents, dating back as far as 1669, plus rare, no longer in print books, that give valuable insight into past insurance processes.

The original 1912 Charter of the Chartered Insurance Institute can also be found on the site.

Sian Fisher, chief executive of the Chartered Insurance Institute said: “We want everyone to be able to appreciate the heritage of the insurance profession and now everybody from around the world can learn more about the history of the Aldermanbury building, insurance and the CII as an institution.”

Visit The Chartered Insurance Institute's OUR HISTORY website HERE

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