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December 2022

A burglar’s guide to protecting your presents

With the festive period fast approaching, Brits will begin shopping for gifts, decorating their houses and writing cards. However, they’re not the only ones gearing up for their busiest time of year – so are burglars. During the winter dark hours and early sunsets, burglars have more time to rummage…

November 2022

October 2022

LV= hires Nicola George to lead Broker Pricing

LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), part of Allianz Personal, has appointed Nicola George as Broker Portfolio Pricing Director, effective from 2 November. Nicola joins from Aviva, where she was previously Head of Intermediary Pricing, and in this new role will lead the broker pricing team. Nicola’s role…

Shubi Arun receives LV= insurance media diversity grant

Shubi Arun, 24, from Kingston, London announced as recipient of the LV= Insurance Media Diversity Grant launched to increase diversity among cricket media Shubi will undertake a five-month internship beginning in April 2023 with a brief to cover the 2023 domestic cricket season LV= Insurance…

September 2022

A wheel problem as more car parts become target for thieves

NOTES TO EDITORS: 1 LV= General Insurance claims data from 2017 to 2022. Steering wheel theft up 133%, coupled with doubling airbags and gear stick thefts Keyless car thefts up 19% in a year as skills and tactics of thieves evolve Worst year for catalytic converter theft, accounting for…

Are we nearly there yet? Scientists crack the code to backseat breakdowns

UK statistician reveals scientific formula that predicts the chances of a tantrum in the backseat Formula launched by LV= Britannia Rescue as families prepare to hit the road for the bank holiday getaway this weekend Entertainment and food are the key variables that prevent a tantrum,…

How to protect your home from surface water flooding

A combination of high levels of rainfall, and dry ground due to the recent record-breaking heatwave, means homes up and down the country are currently at risk of surface water flooding- otherwise known as ‘flash floods.’ Data from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the largest home insurers in the…

August 2022

LV= warns extreme temperatures will see subsidence and fire claims rise

Record temperatures seen this summer likely to result in subsidence peak, with cases already up 205% between June and July Soil moisture deficit at the same levels seen in 2018, when subsidence cases rose by 51% from the previous year Influx of fire related claims to cost £1.2 million,…

July 2022

Almost a third of second-hand car sales to be electric by 2030

By 2030, 31% of all annual used car sales will be from battery electric cars, creating a robust second-hand market and a more affordable option for drivers considering going green In 2021, battery electric cars accounted for just 2% of total annual used car sales By 2030 the UK will have…

New study reveals biggest british festival mishaps

New research shines a light on the most common festival mishaps, with running out of phone battery, sunburn and getting stuck in the mud topping the list Train strikes and petrol prices mean drivers could be in for long and expensive ever journeys to festivals this summer LV= Britannia…

June 2022

LV= Broker hires Sam Dansey to lead Home Underwriting

The broker division of major personal lines insurer LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) has appointed Sam Dansey to lead its home underwriting team. Sam’s role will involve managing the development and distribution of personal lines home insurance products through the insurer’s broker channel, as well…

May 2022

LV= install helpline access in repair garages for men running on empty

New innovative initiative to provide men with a safe space to talk about their problems where they’d least expect it, at their local LV= repair garage. Launch comes as new research reveals 2 in 5 men are feeling the pressures of family life like never before due to the rising cost of living. …

April 2022

Nissan Leaf, MG5, and Mini are best value electric cars

The LV= ‘Electric Car Cost Index’ explores purchase price, tax, insurance, fuel and maintenance costs for 13 pure electric cars vs their petrol/diesel equivalents to establish the total cost of ownership Drivers who buy an electric car outright will save on average £3,862…