Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3528
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: MUNICIPAL MUTUAL ASSURANCE LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 11.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Municipal Mutual Assurance Ltd | insurance provider
The company was founded in 1903 at a meeting in Shoreditch Town Hall attended by representatives of 13 local authorities: the Metropolitan Boroughs of Battersea, Deptford, Fulham and Shoreditch; the Boards of Guardians of Camberwell, Fulham, Poplar, Shoreditch, Stepney, and Whitechapel; East Ham District Council, Romford Urban District Council and the Poplar and Stepney Sick Asylum District.
The company was part of an attempt to save municipal authorities, and therefore ratepayers, money by mutual assurance rather than paying inflated premiums to private insurance companies. It kept the money in the public domain. The company expanded with a network of branches being formed: by 1946 over 1250 local authorities had policies with the company. In the early 1990s the company became part of the Zurich Insurance Group.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Municipal Mutual Assurance Ltd, 1900-1990, including articles of association, policy registers, claims registers, files on important case law litigation (e.g. Municipal Mutual V Royal Insurance Co. Ltd. 1911), reinsurance files, annual reports, photographs and press-cuttings.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Register of Directors: ACC/3528/01; Minute Books: ACC/3528/02; Ledgers: ACC/3528/03; Cash Books: ACC/3528/04; Policy Registers: ACC/3528/05; Fire Claims: ACC/3528/06; Claims Volume: ACC/3528/07; Insurance Policies: ACC/3528/08; Deeds Registers: ACC/3528/09; Box Files: ACC/3528/10; Deed Boxes: ACC/3528/10; Miscellaneous: ACC/3528/11; Staff Records: ACC/3528/12; General Administration: ACC/3528/13; Miscellaneous Publications etc: ACC/3528/14.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in 1995.
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) holds the records of a number of insurance companies including Law Union and Rock Insurance Company (Ac.68.090), Nation Life and General Insurance Company (ACC/2560) and Vehicle and General Insurance Company (ACC/2670). LMA also has the records of the 6 founder member Board of Guardians (see above) and the Poplar and Stepney Sick Asylum District.
A detailed history of the company is "The First Fifty Years" (ACC/3528/14/034) and a later one "Covering Seventy Five Years" (ACC/3528/10/187).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009