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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…

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 who had policies…

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…