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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…

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

About LV= LV= is a leading financial mutual and serves over 5.8 million customers 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…

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…