Press release archive

Browse through our archived press releases, statements and blogs

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October 2019

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

LV= announces its 2019 interim results

Notes to editors These numbers are unaudited. Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements". These statements reflect the Issuer's expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially and may adversely affect…

LV= General Insurance increases operating profit by 55%

Leading personal lines insurer LV= General Insurance Group (LV= GI) announces its interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2019. Strategic and operational highlights: Customer numbers increased by 8% to 5.5 million Named Best Insurance Provider at annual Which? awards Ranked 10th…

July 2019

LV= KidZone returns to Bournemouth for another year

Families visiting Bournemouth Beach this summer will have peace of mind as the LV= KidZone scheme returns for another year to help keep children safe during the school holidays. In partnership with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council), the scheme provides children with free colour-coded…

LV= introduces 12-month option to Budget Income Protection

Extends LV= Budget Income Protection to include an option with a 12-month claim period. Includes all of LV=’s existing benefits for when clients can’t work, such as parent and child cover and rehab support, and other everyday benefits for when they can, such as LV= Doctor Services. …

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

UK landlords spend more than £3,000 each year looking after their rental properties A quarter of landlords have disputes with their tenants at least once a year, most commonly over rent, damage and cleanliness One in eight landlords don’t have landlord insurance putting them…

LV= GI response to the Ogden discount rate review

LV= has always been committed to providing the fairest possible settlements to our most seriously injured road users. Today’s announcement whist replacing the absurd and fiscally irresponsible decision to cut the Ogden Discount Rate to -0.75%, doesn’t in our view go far enough. At this level…

Heather Smith looks ahead to PrideFest and Mela in Croydon

As a company with a large presence in Croydon, it’s really important to us that we celebrate all the things that make it such a dynamic and interesting place to work and live. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Croydon Cultural Partnership to help create more cultural programmes,…

June 2019

New ISA broadens investor access to the range of LV= Smoothed Managed Funds

Notes to editors About the LV= smoothing mechanism: The LV= smoothing mechanism is unique in the market, and is based on a 26-week rolling averaging of the underlying fund price. It is easy to understand and simple for advisers to explain to their clients. Investors start on the underlying price and…

May 2019

LV= agrees sale of remaining shareholding in LV=GI to Allianz

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) has today agreed to sell its residual 30.1 percent stake in LV= General Insurance (LV=GI) to Allianz Group for up to £365 million. The sale marks LV=’s withdrawal from its General Insurance partnership with Allianz, and following completion Allianz…

Mike Crane’s BIBA 2019 preview

It’s that time of year again as brokers and insurers around the country gear up to head to Manchester for BIBA Conference 2019. Train tickets are printed and hotels are booked, so I thought it was about time to share a little of what LV= Broker has in store for this year’s event, and my thoughts on…