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November 2019

15 Million homeowners renovate to create their 'forever home'

86% of homeowners decided to make home improvements to transform their house into their ‘forever home’ Those who currently do not own their ‘forever home’ think they will buy it at an average of 49 years old Almost half (47%) who have renovated their home admit to…

October 2019

LV= General Insurance appoints sales and marketing director

LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, has today appointed Jon Mansley to the newly created role of Sales and Marketing Director. He will take on his new role on with immediate effect, reporting to Heather Smith, Managing Director of the LV= GI Direct…

September 2019

LV= General Insurance appoints Corporate Responsibility Director

LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) has today appointed Rodney Assock as its new Corporate Responsibility Director with immediate effect, reporting to Sharon Juleff, People Director for LV= GI.  As part of his new role, Rodney will be responsible for delivering the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

August 2019

LV= General Insurance increases operating profit by 55%

Leading personal lines insurer LV= General Insurance Group (LV= GI) announces its interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2019. Strategic and operational highlights: Customer numbers increased by 8% to 5.5 million Named Best Insurance Provider at annual Which? awards Ranked 10th…

July 2019

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

UK landlords spend more than £3,000 each year looking after their rental properties A quarter of landlords have disputes with their tenants at least once a year, most commonly over rent, damage and cleanliness One in eight landlords don’t have landlord insurance putting them…

LV= GI response to the Ogden discount rate review

LV= has always been committed to providing the fairest possible settlements to our most seriously injured road users. Today’s announcement whist replacing the absurd and fiscally irresponsible decision to cut the Ogden Discount Rate to -0.75%, doesn’t in our view go far enough. At this level…

Heather Smith looks ahead to PrideFest and Mela in Croydon

As a company with a large presence in Croydon, it’s really important to us that we celebrate all the things that make it such a dynamic and interesting place to work and live. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Croydon Cultural Partnership to help create more cultural programmes,…

LV= GI responds to Jaguar Land Rover announcement of investment in electric cars

It’s fantastic to see Jaguar Land Rover investing in electric cars and also creating jobs in the UK. There is a real appetite amongst consumers for these sorts of vehicles with recent research from us showing that nearly 9 million drivers are considering going electric in the next five years.…

June 2019

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

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

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…

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…

October 2018

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…