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September 2018

LV= launches campaign to reconnect people with lost policies

To mark 175 years since it was established, LV= has today launched a campaign to reconnect with people who had its policies in the past that might have since been lost. LV= is encouraging people to speak to family members who may have had a policy and then get in touch with them to track down the relevant…

New drivers say hazard perception test isn’t fit for purpose

53%* of new drivers** say the current hazard perception test doesn’t reflect modern driving conditions and should be updated Nearly half (47%*) of new drivers say the test didn’t prepare them for the hazards they face when driving Potholes, children on scooters, vape clouds…

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= boosts Flexible Transitions Account with new investment fund partner

Retirement specialist and mutual, LV=, has today announced an agreement with Vanguard, which sees the fund manager taking over the management of the ten LV= index funds.   These funds sit alongside a wider range of passive funds offered by leading asset managers.   This move follows…

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: …

LV= Appoints Georgina Farrell as HR Director

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) has today announced the appointment of Georgina Farrell as Human Resources (HR) Director. Georgina will join LV= on 15 October and replace David Smith who has held the role on an interim basis since the beginning of the year. She will report directly to Richard…

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= protects customers NCD from uninsured drivers and vandalism

LV= General Insurance, the UK’s third largest car insurer, has announced that it has extended its car insurance cover to protect customers’ no claims discount (NCD) from accidents caused by uninsured drivers as well as acts of vandalism. Where an uninsured driver is involved, customers will…

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…

Heather Smith talks about our Brand Management Award win at the #BIA2018

Last week, at the Royal Albert Hall, LV= scooped the prestigious Brand Management Award at the Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2018. We’re incredibly proud to have won this award, as it’s the culmination of a lot of hard work from a number of different teams. It all started at the…

Take cover! 25M Brits unprotected on their staycations

• Over 25m Brits could be putting themselves at risk this year by not taking out travel insurance for UK based trips(1)• Three in five (60%) Brits admit they have never taken out travel insurance for UK based trips including weekend breaks and day trips(2) despite nearly two thirds (64%)…

June 2018

Heather Smith promoted to Managing Director of LV= Direct business

LV= General Insurance, the UK’s third largest car insurer, has today announced that it has promoted Heather Smith to Managing Director of the Direct business, subject to regulatory approval. Her appointment follows Selwyn Fernandes’ decision to leave following 12 successful years at the…

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…

David Stevens – Exploring the future of advice

Three years on from the introduction of pension freedom and choice, people are now comfortable knowing that the power to make decisions on what to do with their pension savings is in their hands. However they are much less confident when faced with actually making the complex decision itself. Yet thousands…

Role Q&A with Pardeep Bassi

Getting to know Pardeep Bassi, Head of Data Science at LV=  1. How long have you worked at LV=? I joined LV= just under a year ago, so I’m still fairly new. Before joining LV=, I led the Pricing team at Domestic and General where we implemented a full set of machine learning models for pricing…

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…