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October 2020

Keyless technology drives rise in car theft over past four years

About Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Limited LV= General Insurance provides car, home, pet, travel, landlord breakdown and home emergency insurance to over 7 million customers in the UK. We’re the UK’s third largest personal lines insurer with just over £2…

Lockdown and social distancing leave one in four feeling lonely and isolated

About LV= LV= is a leading financial mutual and serves over 1.3 million members with a range of financial products. When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving…

LV= pays more than £6m for coronavirus claims

Protection specialist LV= has paid more than £6m in coronavirus-related income protection and death claims to 5731 individuals and families. 384 Death claims paid LV= received 384 coronavirus-related death claims from members totalling over £6.02m, including non-underwritten life policies.…

September 2020

LV= launches equity release direct channel with Age Partnership

Customers who contact LV= about equity release will be referred to Age Partnership Pensions and retirement specialist LV= has agreed a new partnership to advise customers contacting them directly about taking out an equity release plan. Clients who contact LV= enquiring about equity release plans…

August 2020

Safety first: Brits open to e-scooters, but insurance and helmets a priority

One in five UK adults[1] are willing to try an e-scooter, despite 93% never having used one before. The latest research from specialist Electric Vehicle insurer, LV= General Insurance, has discovered that 28% of 18-34 year olds will be looking for alternative methods of transport when they return to…

LV= launches equity release drawdown product and adviser portal

Savings and retirement specialist LV= is expanding its presence in the equity release market with the launch of a new platform supporting all its current products and the launch of a new drawdown product – Lifetime Mortgage Drawdown+. Using the LV= Equity Release Portal, advisers can produce…

LV= General Insurance Launches Monthly Car Insurance Subscription

About Liverpool Victoria General Insurance  LV= General Insurance provides car, home, pet, travel, landlord breakdown and home emergency insurance to over 7 million customers in the UK. We’re the UK’s third largest personal lines insurer with just over £2 billion in annual…

July 2020

LV= reassures customers that working from home is covered by all home policies

About Liverpool Victoria General Insurance  LV= General Insurance provides car, home, pet, travel, landlord breakdown and home emergency insurance to over 7 million customers in the UK. We’re the UK’s third largest personal lines insurer with just over £2 billion in annual premium income. We offer…

Coronavirus outbreak leaves one in three worrying about their finances

About LV=:  LV= is a leading financial mutual. When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose,…

Sales of European breakdown cover spike as brits take the road to summer holidays

New insight from LV= Britannia Rescue today reveals that more holidaymakers are choosing to travel abroad by car this year. LV= Britannia Rescue recorded twice as many sales for European breakdown cover in each of the two weeks following the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK (weeks ending 28th…

LV= extends and revamps flexible protection plan

Adds Family Income Benefit with monthly benefit payments, including guaranteed increase options and improved terminal illness cover With new Enhanced Children’s Cover including additional child-specific conditions, pregnancy complications and increased payments. LV= is making a series…

Coronavirus takes its toll on UK’s mental health

Although our physical health is improving nearly half of those surveyed report rise in anxiety and stress A third have seen their incomes fall and a quarter think their finances will be worse three months from now Research from protection specialist LV= highlights how the physical and mental…

LV= simplifies pension range charging structure

LV=, the retirement and protection specialist, is introducing a new charging structure for pensions taken out from July 2020.  The changes have been introduced following a market review and research with financial advisers, and are designed to ensure LV=’s range of pensions remain easy to…