CPP began life as a provider of Card Protection insurance in 1981. Since then it has grown into an international provider of consumer assistance products and services operating across multiple sectors.

  • 1980

    Card Protection Plan Ltd incorporated by founder, Hamish Ogston

  • 1981

    Card Protection launched in UK

  • 1991

    CPP offices opened in Germany

  • 1993

    CPP offices opened in Ireland

  • 1995

    CPP offices opened in Spain

  • 1999

    Hamish Ogston becomes Non-Executive Chairman

  • 2000

    York HQ opened

    CPP offices opened in Portugal

  • 2001

    Homecare Insurance & Mobile phone insurance acquired (with book dating back to 1995)

    CPP offices opened in Italy

  • 2003

    Acquired Metris Enhancement Services in US (with book dating back to 2001)

    Eric Woolley and Shaun Parker join CPP

    CPP offices opened in US

    CPP offices opened in France

  • 2004

    Identity Protection launched in UK

    CPP offices opened in Hong Kong

  • 2005

    CPP offices opened in Singapore

  • 2006

    Card activation launched Cross-selling introduced

    CPP offices opened in Malaysia

  • 2007

    Commercial Identity Theft product introduced

    CPP offices opened in Turkey

  • 2008

    Home 3 joint venture with Mapfre Asistencia established Chesterfield call Centre opened

    CPP offices opened in India

  • 2009

    Leapfrog Group acquired Travel Assistance introduced.

    CPP offices opened in Mexico

  • 2010

    IPO of CPP on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

    CPP offices opened in China

  • 2011

    i-Deals Promotional Marketing launched

    CPP offices opened in Brazil

  • 2012

    Key focus in 2012 to align culture to customer-centric way of thinking and behaving

  • 2013

    Sale of North American business to AMT Warranty Corp.

  • 2014

    Planned exit from France, Singapore, Hong Kong & Brazil and sale of shareholding in Home3.

  • 2015

    Secured £20 million new equity funding, restructured the Group's balance sheet and appointed a new Chairman

    Closure of Airport Angel business.

  • 2016

    Significant growth in our Asia Pacific region.

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Blink Innovation Limited.

Investor relations

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Operating performance

The 2015 full year results report the Group showing improved underlying operating profit performance from continuing operations at £6.9 million and from continuing and discontinued operations combined at £8.9 million.


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CPP operates across in the UK and overseas in the UK and Ireland, Europe and Latin America and Asia Pacific.