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February 2020

LV= appoints Lynzi Harrison as heritage director

Savings, retirement and protection specialist LV= has appointed Lynzi Harrison to the newly created role of heritage1 director, reporting directly to Mark Hartigan, LV= Chief Executive. Lynzi is currently LV=’s customer experience director and joined in May 2019 from Old Mutual Wealth where she…

LV= introduces tiered charging structure on personal pension

LV=, the retirement and protection specialist, is introducing a tiered charging structure on its personal pension. Charges on the LV= Flexible Transition Account will be reduced for customers investing more than £100,000, and a client investing £300,000 into an LV= pension would pay a total…

January 2020

LV= General Insurance launches industry-first voice skill

LV= General Insurance (LV=GI), one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, has today become the first insurer to launch a car insurance voice skill for customers with Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant products. Customers will now be able to discover a range of answers about their car insurance…

LV= makes substantial changes to critical illness cover

What's new? Enhanced comprehensive cover and support for cancer includes new payment at diagnosis  Wider coverage for children as standard now up to age 23 and new ’Junior option’ Extended and simplified enhanced payments, now including  enhanced organ benefit and…

LV= General Insurance announced top insurer for customer satisfaction

About Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Limited LV= General Insurance provides car, home, pet, travel, landlord breakdown and home emergency insurance to over 7 million customers in the UK. We’re the UK’s third largest personal lines insurer with just over £2 billion…

December 2019

LV= appoints Mark Hartigan as Chief Executive

Mark Hartigan career history Zurich Insurance Group 2016 – 2019 Head of Operations, Europe Middle East & Africa 2015 – 2016 Chief Administrative Officer, General Insurance 2015 Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Global Life 2013 – 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific & Middle…

LV= joins Mortgage Advice Bureau Protection Panel

We’re only able to deal with enquiries from journalists, so if you are an LV= customer or someone with a general enquiry, please see the contact us section to find the right department to contact. Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has added LV=’s Personal Sick Pay and Income Protection plans to its…

LV= refreshes income protection plan to support renters

• About 4.5m households in UK live in private rented accommodation • 38% of private renters have dependent children and 50% of all children born in 2018 lived in rented accommodation • Policyholders will benefit from free child cover and legal advice service to resolve landlord and tenancy…

Richard Rowney steps down as chief executive of LV=

Savings, investment and protection provider LV= announces that Richard Rowney has today stepped down as Chief Executive and a member of the Board.  Richard will leave LV= on 31 December 2019. The process to appoint a successor is now underway and in the interim, Alan Cook, Chairman LV=, will assume…

November 2019

15 Million homeowners renovate to create their 'forever home'

86% of homeowners decided to make home improvements to transform their house into their ‘forever home’ Those who currently do not own their ‘forever home’ think they will buy it at an average of 49 years old Almost half (47%) who have renovated their home admit to…

October 2019

LV= General Insurance appoints sales and marketing director

LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, has today appointed Jon Mansley to the newly created role of Sales and Marketing Director. He will take on his new role on with immediate effect, reporting to Heather Smith, Managing Director of the LV= GI Direct…

Advisers see equity release becoming mainstream within 10 years

We’re only able to deal with enquiries from journalists, so if you are an LV= customer or someone with a general enquiry, please see the contact us section to find the right department to contact. The majority of advisers (61%) believe it is likely or more likely equity release will become a mainstream…

September 2019

LV= General Insurance appoints Corporate Responsibility Director

LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) has today appointed Rodney Assock as its new Corporate Responsibility Director with immediate effect, reporting to Sharon Juleff, People Director for LV= GI.  As part of his new role, Rodney will be responsible for delivering the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

LV= publishes parental leave and pay policy

Financial services mutual LV= has today become a signatory of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) initiative aimed at ensuring transparent, easily accessible information on parental leave and pay policies is included on the company website. View our Shared parental leave and pay policy. About…

August 2019