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May 2024

LV= appoints Protection Proposition Director

Investment, protection, retirement and in-house advice specialist LV=, has appointed Gary Beyer as its new Protection Proposition Director. Gary will join LV= in July and has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. This includes senior positions at Royal London, Scottish Widows…

April 2024

LV= protection claim payouts hit £135 million in 2023

Leading life and pensions mutual insurer LV= paid individual protection claims totalling £135m during 2023, up 6% since 2022. LV= supported more than 8,000 claimants and their families paying 94% of all individual protection claims including life, critical illness and income protection. About…

LV= completes its transition to BlackRock as primary asset manager

Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= has completed its transition of asset management services to BlackRock. Last year, following a competitive and robust tender process, BlackRock was announced as LV’s new primary asset manager. This milestone means BlackRock has now taken responsibility…

March 2024

LV= announces 2023 financial results

Resilient business model and focused strategy deliver positive value for members  Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= announces its financial results for the year to 31 December 2023 and publishes its Annual Report (LV.com/annual-report). Key financial and operational highlights: …

February 2024

UK adults are feeling more financially comfortable compared to a year ago

About LV= LV= is one of the leading life and pensions mutual insurers, serving over 1million members and customers across the UK. As an investment, protection and retirement specialist, LV= offers a range of products, services and advice to help members and customers protect their income while they’re…

January 2024

LV= appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= has appointed Katherine Carnegie as Chief Commercial Officer, subject to regulatory approval.  Katherine joined LV= in 2012 and has extensive experience of developing distribution strategies and a track record of driving innovation and growth.…

December 2023

Proposed substitution of LV Bonds Plc as issuer of certain securities

PROPOSED ISSUER SUBSTITUTION OF CERTAIN SECURITIES Liverpool Victoria Financial Services Limited (trading as LV=) LV Bonds Plc 18 December 2023 Proposed substitution of LV Bonds Plc as issuer of certain securities With effect from 18 December 2023 (the “Substitution Date”), subject…

LV= completes next phase of asset management transition to BlackRock

Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= has completed the next stage of the transition of assets to BlackRock. In April 2023, BlackRock was appointed as LV’s primary asset manager to replace Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In this next phase, all existing Smoothed Managed Funds…

November 2023

42% of UK adults continue to see finances deteriorate – new LV= research

22 million British adults saw their finances deteriorate in the three months to September despite signs financial resilience is stabilising, according to new research from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV=. Findings from the Wealth and Wellbeing Research Programme, a survey of 4,000…

October 2023

LV= launches new ‘lifestyle’ range of equity release products

Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= is extending its range of later life mortgages by launching two new equity release products as part of a new funding partnership with Scottish Widows.  Launching on 7 November, the new LV= Lump Sum Lifestyle and Drawdown Lifestyle products will…

September 2023

August 2023

June 2023

23m say they are struggling with their finances

26m remain worried about rising energy bills Research from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= shows how millions of people continue to describe their financial situation as struggling. The LV= Wealth and Wellbeing Research Programme* - a long-term quarterly survey of 4,000 UK…

May 2023

LV= commences launch of new investment 'Platform Services'

With the launch of its new ‘Platform Services’ option for Advisers LV= has completed the next stage of its plan to broaden access to its range of Smoothed Managed Fund (SMF) investments. This will provide access to a wider range of advisers and investors.  The LV= branded service has…

Don’t forget the benefit of bonds

They can be used to reduce inheritance tax and capital gains tax liabilities Tax changes in last November’s Budget make them more attractive to mass affluent investors Research from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= highlights how investors are potentially…

Rising numbers think their finances will improve over next 12 months

Millions say they are struggling with cost of living but key LV= indicators are showing signs of recovery Indices measuring financial outlook over next three months are at the best level for a year  Research from protection, investment and retirement specialist LV= highlights…