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December 2018

Jon Mansley reflects on the World Data Forum

Our data has never been more important to us as individuals and companies than it is right now – and all the signs point towards this becoming ever truer in future.  From GDPR and e-security to the changing face of the data owner within a firm, the issues facing the Data industry are everywhere.…

Festive misgivings could bring sad tidings for shed stashers

Nearly two in five (37%) UK adults will hide gifts in their shed or garage this Christmas, despite not all insurers providing cover for contents in outbuildings Shed Stashers will store an average of £190 worth of Xmas presents outside Nearly half (45%) of UK adults are concerned…

November 2018

Financial fears for golden years?

Baby-boomers are enjoying a financial golden age, but lack of preparation spells worries for retirement  Despite well-reported wealth, one in three (33%)2 of those nearing retirement don’t feel confident they’ll have the funds live on Fears are compounded as research shows…

October 2018

In for a penny…

Several generations have passed since we started out as Liverpool Victoria in 1843. But one thing that hasn’t changed is how much we care about all our members. That’s why we want to find members, or their loved ones, who we’ve lost contact with over the years, and especially those…

LV= General Insurance appoints Barry Smith as Senior Independent Director

LV= General Insurance, the UK’s third largest car insurer, has appointed Barry Smith as Senior Independent Director, subject to regulatory approval. He will join the Board on 01 November and will be a member of the Audit, Risk and Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Barry brings extensive…

Role Q&A with Sarah Chastney

Getting to know Sarah Chastney, Senior Marketing Strategy Manager at LV= How long have you worked at LV=? I’ve worked at LV= since September 2007 and have just celebrated my 11 year anniversary. I had previously studied Advertising and Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University, and after…

Fraudulent law firm and dodgy doctor brought to justice

Solicitor and doctor motivated by profits get custodial sentences as wrong documents uncover web of insurance fraud. Abuse of privileged positions results in combined sentences of 21 months. LV= General Insurance, the UK’s third largest car insurer, and leading insurance industry law…

Role Q&A with Charlotte Rae

Getting to know Charlotte Rae, Customer Experience Manager at LV= 1. How long have you worked at LV=? I joined LV= three a half years ago as a Digital Content Executive, responsible for maintaining and improving the company’s website. 2. What is it you now do at LV=? I’m now Customer…

September 2018

LV= introduces new features to Income Protection product

LV= has today announced the introduction of a range of new features to its Income Protection (IP) insurance product to extend cover for customers and increase the opportunities to make a claim. The new features include: Parent and child cover Enhanced rehab support Extended NHS sick…

No picnic for Sandwich Generation as finances are spread too thinly

• UK Sandwich Generation has financial responsibilities which pulls them in all directions, says new report • More than half (52%) are worried about the consequences of a serious illness affecting themselves or partner in next year • More than half (54%) want to save but can’t afford…

Blog - Why it’s important to invest in our people

If you truly want your organisation to gain and retain a competitive advantage, then investing in your people at all times is vital. And it becomes even more important when the organisation is seeking to grow or change rapidly.  At LV= General Insurance, we recognise that the world is changing…

Matt Crabtree explains the true cost of Claims Management Companies

Every day thousands of us will receive a call from a Claims Management Company (CMC) – you know the ones, ‘have you been in a car accident recently?’ Many of us hang up on these annoying nuisance callers, but sometimes they are persuasive enough to encourage the listener to make a…

LV= launches campaign to reconnect people with lost policies

To mark 175 years since it was established, LV= has today launched a campaign to reconnect with people who had its policies in the past that might have since been lost. LV= is encouraging people to speak to family members who may have had a policy and then get in touch with them to track down the relevant…

New drivers say hazard perception test isn’t fit for purpose

53%* of new drivers** say the current hazard perception test doesn’t reflect modern driving conditions and should be updated Nearly half (47%*) of new drivers say the test didn’t prepare them for the hazards they face when driving Potholes, children on scooters, vape clouds…

LV= appoints Tanya Lawler as non-executive director

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) has appointed Tanya Lawler as an independent non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval. She joined the board on 01 September and will be a member of both the Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee. Tanya brings extensive experience from across…

August 2018

Creating confidence in our communities

Here at Crowdfunder.co.uk our mission is to connect the projects that matter with supporters that care. To make this happen, we bring people and communities together on one platform and help them make their inspiring ideas a reality through the art of crowdfunding. We champion community spirit and…

Vanessa Swanton appointed as LV= Internal Audit Director

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) has today announced the appointment of Vanessa Swanton as Internal Audit Director, subject to regulatory approval. Vanessa will join LV= later in the year and replaces Alison Ward who has decided to leave the company. She will report directly to Richard Rowney,…