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CGNU Meaning[edit]

It is incorrect to suggest that CGNU stood for anything.

Although CGU stood for Commercial and General Union (following the merger of Commercial Union and General Accident) the CGNU name never had a meaning.

I'm pretty sure CGNU stands for Crazy Go Nuts Univesity... Makgraf 05:04, 20 April 2006 (UTC)


I will fill in more information about the companies in different countries shortly Kneale 04:19, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

I've worked for this company (originally with General Accident) since 1997 and can confirm that CGNU never had a meaning. However, CGU never had a meaning either ( it didn't stand for Commercial and General Union). Neither were acronyms, they were the names given to the Holding company. Policies were still issued by seperate companies trading under seperate names (i.e. General Accident and Commercial Union) dependent on which contract a policy was originally taken under (which was specified on the policy wording, motor certificate etc.). This all changed following the merger with Norwich Union
Does anyone know why the selected the name Aviva, and/or whether the choice of a Hebrew word has any particular significance? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.150.148.197 (talk) 21:36, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

AIG[edit]

Is is not also behind AIG in size?

agree. AIG is well larger —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.209.26.33 (talk) 14:03, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Price Comparison[edit]

Aviva in the UK have followed Direct Line down the "not on any price comparison websites" route, but Direct Line's sister brands, Privilege and Churchill are on pc websites. Do Aviva have another brand which is? Or is there really some benefit in forcing customers to type in their details on yet another website? Bazj (talk) 22:12, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Name[edit]

What is the reason for the name. Did they deliberately select a name that makes it sound Spanish? ChilternGiant (talk) 12:15, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

As noted above under "CGNU Meaning", Aviva is a Hebrew name. I suppose it is possible that the people who came up with the name did not know that; but I don't know that it is accurate to say it is made up, is it?Dkelber (talk) 21:41, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

“Suggested changes to ‘Aviva PLC – Senior Management”[edit]

I work in the communications team at Aviva plc and would like to suggest some changes to the ‘Senior Management’ section of our Wikipedia article.

Current paragraph 1: CEO Richard Harvey retired on 11 July 2007. His successor was Andrew Moss, the former group finance director.[14] Moss was paid an annual base salary of £925,000 for his role as Chief Executive.[15] Moss resigned on 8 May 2012 after shareholders voted down a proposed senior management pay deal which would have seen Moss increase his basic pay by 5% despite several years of Aviva underperformance.[16] John McFarlane was named interim executive deputy chairman with immediate effect and will become executive chairman on 1 July, until a new chief executive is found.

Suggested paragraph 1: CEO Richard Harvey retired on 11 July 2007. His successor was Andrew Moss, the former group finance director.[14] Moss was paid an annual base salary of £925,000 for his role as Chief Executive.[15] Moss resigned on 8 May 2012 after shareholders voted down a proposed senior management pay deal which would have seen Moss increase his basic pay by 5% despite several years of Aviva underperformance.[16] John McFarlane was appointed to the board of Aviva plc in September 2011 and became chairman in July 2012. Following the departure of Aviva’s CEO, Andrew Moss, Mr McFarlane also assumed the role of interim executive deputy chairman on 1 July 2012 and will continue in this position until a new CEO is appointed.

Please provide some feedback so we know how to best make these proposed changes (where appropriate). Many thanks --HayleySandford (talk) 10:30, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

now updated. Dormskirk (talk) 21:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)