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April 2020

How LV= is helping suppliers at this difficult time

At LV=, we pride ourselves on always trying to do the right thing for our customers. Our people work tirelessly every day to ensure our customers are put at the heart of everything they do and never has that been more true than it is today, as we face the challenges presented to us by COVID-19.  However,…

March 2020

LV= Announces 2019 Financial Results

Mutual life pensions and investments group LV= announces its financial results for the year to 31 December 2019 and publishes its annual report. Strategic and operational highlights: Completed the sale of LV= General Insurance to Allianz. Converted from a friendly society to a company limited…

February 2020

Time for green L plates? LV= calls for overhaul of UK driving test

Over three quarters (77%) of drivers think the UK driving test should be adapted for electric cars, rising to 92% of electric car drivers One in three (29%) drivers are considering buying an electric car in the next five years LV= General Insurance and IAM RoadSmart call on the DVSA to…

Retire? No thanks – We’ll carry on working

Staggered retirement is becoming popular among pensioners who want to preserve their pension fund into later life More than a third (35%) of these people not drawing their pension rely on their partner’s income Research from LV= reveals how many pensioners are opting for a staggered…

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…