Our History and strategy

Explore Wesleyan’s history and understand the strategy driving our business

Where we’ve come from

Wesleyan was founded in 1841 to help factory workers in Birmingham save for sickness and funeral expenses. A lot has changed since then, but we remain driven by the same desire to do the right thing.

That’s why being a mutual is so important. Free from shareholders, our position is clear: we act purely in the interests of our members and customers. And in return, they trust us to guide them to secure their own futures.

In an industry prone to short-termism, our experience and ability to take a long-term view is invaluable. It’s made us stable and resilient to market shocks and taught us how to find, develop and reward the right people to help us develop new strategies for success.

The reason Wesleyan is so successful? They’re in it for the long term.

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Where we’re going

In 2005, Wesleyan began specialising in financial advice, products and services for doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers. Our ambition to be the best provider in these chosen markets has driven our strategy ever since.

The future is bright: We have exciting long-term plans for further growth as a business and improved experiences for our customers.

As we recognise our customers' personal and business needs are constantly evolving, we will continue to enhance the products and services we offer. We have acquired businesses devoted to our target customers, such as Practice Plan and DPAS. We use our capital strength to make long-term investments that result in market-leading payouts. And we use insight, data and research to better understand and build stronger relationships with our customers.

Everyone at Wesleyan is focused on the future and what it means for our customers and our business. Want to help us create and define our future? Find your next great role at Wesleyan.

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