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May 2019

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…

April 2019

Protection claim payouts soar to £98 million at LV=

New figures reveal that protection specialist LV= paid record individual protection claims totalling £97.9 million during 2018 – up £10 million up from 2017. Through the course of the year, LV= supported over 7,400 new and existing claimants and their families, as they dealt with life-changing events. Payouts…

March 2019

LV= partners with University of Bristol to advance data science capabilities

LV= General Insurance (LVGI), one of the UK’s largest personal insurers, and the University of Bristol have today announced a new partnership with the aim of working together to make advancements in the field of data science by sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities.   As part of the…

February 2019

Wealth Wizards - Technology Transforming the Financial and Advice Landscapes

It’s undeniable that technology pervades our everyday lives; from watching a film on demand, to booking a taxi on an app, to ordering our grocery shop through Alexa. Over recent years we’ve embraced new technological breakthroughs and have slid easily into using them on a daily basis. However, technology…

LV= Broker bolsters strategic accounts team

LV= Broker, part of LV= General Insurance, has today announced a trio of appointments within the Strategic Accounts team. Victoria Price will join as Head of Strategic Accounts and look after a team of five account managers. Also joining the team this month as Strategic Account Managers are Ilona Cottrell…

LV= Strengthens Retirement Panel, adding Brooks MacDonald and LGT Vestra

LV= announces a new partnership with Brooks MacDonald and LGT Vestra, bringing the full list of leading discretionary fund managers on its Retirement panel to eight. This will help our customers to Live Confident, by providing a broader wealth of investment expertise to supplement customers’ pensions…

The power of being well informed: protecting against income shocks

The world is changing at a faster rate than ever before – across technology, the environment and politics.  Against this background of unparalleled change, we believe that everyone deserves to Live Confident, but a lack of financial resilience is undermining this confidence. No-one wants to think…

January 2019

Willie Hamilton awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours

Professor Willie Hamilton, Chief Medical Officer at LV=, was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List with a CBE for services to improve early cancer diagnosis. Alongside his role at LV=, Willie is also a Professor of Primary Care Diagnostics at the University of Exeter, where his pioneering research…

LV= appoints Clive Bolton as Managing Director, Life and Pensions

Financial services mutual LV= has appointed Clive Bolton as Managing Director, Life & Pensions with immediate effect, subject to regulatory approval. Clive brings extensive experience of the life and pensions market having spent 11 years at Aviva Life UK, five of which were as Managing Director…

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 two in five (42%)2…