The Insurance Institute of Chester started life from a meeting of Liverpool Insurance Institute members resident in the Chester area which was held in Chester Town Hall on 3rd November 1947. At that meeting it was agreed that a Chester Centre of the Insurance Institute of Liverpool should be established at Chester, and this duly took place on 3rd December 1947.
On 1st April 1950 the Insurance Institute of Chester was founded taking over from the Chester Centre of the Insurance Institute of Liverpool. At the time they had approximately 108 members, and the first President was Mr Caradog Jones, FCII.
The Insurance Institute of North Wales was formed in a similar fashion in 1954 and continued as a vibrant Institute until 2002 when declining membership numbers meant that they were no longer able to continue as a viable entity. Accordingly, on 1st April 2002 the Insurance Institute of Chester & North Wales was formed from the combined membership of the two previous Institutes.
The current membership of the Insurance Institute of Chester & North Wales was 841 as at 25th April 2019.