Press release archive

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June 2020

LV= statement regarding press speculation

The board of Liverpool Victoria Financial Services Limited (“LV=”) notes the recent press speculation regarding a possible transaction in relation to its business. LV=’s Board is fully committed to maximising long term value for its members and is therefore assessing a wide range of…

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…

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…

September 2019

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…

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…

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…

September 2018

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,…

LV= announces £42 million half year operating profit

Mutual insurance, retirement and investment group LV= announces its interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2018.  The full LV= interim results including financial statements can be found at https://www.lv.com/about-us/company-information/returns. Strategic and operational highlights: …

July 2018

Just say hello

Just say hello - Greeting people in your street is key to community spirit 175 years ago, Britain was gripped by true poverty. Not just the kind where taxing the car and buying some new curtains would see you slip into the red but one where generations of one family could be found existing in damp,…

LV= Flying the flag for Pride 2018

For the next four days, Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=), one of the largest employers in Bournemouth, will be flying the rainbow flag in support of Pride 2018 and the Bourne Free festival. This will be the third year in a row that LV= flies the rainbow flag at its Head Office in Bournemouth…

June 2018

LV= Appoints Wayne Snow As Chief Risk Officer

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) has today announced the appointment of Wayne Snow as chief risk officer (CRO), subject to regulatory approval.  Wayne joins LV= on 26 June and replaces David Dullaway who has been interim CRO since Steve Haynes’ departure in December 2017.  He…

Blog - Richard Hoad

This year marks our 175th birthday. When William Fenton founded the Liverpool Independent Legal Victoria Burial Society, he probably never imagined that we’d continue to be around well into the 21st century, and yet here we are. I think there are a few reasons LV= has managed this, not least that…

What Diversity & Inclusion means to me and how I’ve supported it at LV=

There was a time in my career when I felt slightly uncomfortable walking into a meeting room and being the only female there. And if I am honest, being relatively young, foreign and female made me a perfect candidate for feeling this way. However, I soon realised that when I step into a room, I bring…

Blog - A look back in time

175 years ago, Britain was gripped by true poverty. Not just the kind where taxing the car and buying some new curtains would see you slip into the red but one where generations of one family could be found existing in damp, unheated cellars or attics. It was truly a wretched existence for thousands.…

April 2018

LV= takes on the Social Enterprise UK corporate challenge

Later today, LV= will become one of the latest companies to join the Social Enterprise UK, Buy Social Corporate Challenge (BSCC). Along with a number of colleagues from LV=, I’ll be joining an event at Parliament where our involvement will be formally announced. An exciting time for us! As one…

March 2018

LV= announces £158 million profit in transformational year

Mutual insurance, retirement and investment group LV= announces its financial results for the year to 31 December 2017 and publishes its annual report. Strategic and operational highlights Completed landmark strategic partnership with Allianz Group capital position significantly improved …

February 2018

LV= appoints Luke Savage as Non-Executive Director

Insurance, investment and retirement group LV= has appointed Luke Savage as an independent non-executive director of the Society. He joins the board on 01 February 2018 and will be a member of the Audit Committee. Luke brings extensive experience from a range of ‘blue chip’ financial organisations.…