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September 2023

LV= Britannia Rescue warns motorists of a soar in breakdowns due to heatwaves

Car breakdowns increased by 22% across the UK during last year’s August heatwave Soaring temperatures in June 2022 saw claims for coolant leaks spike by 99%, with the average recovery claim costing £187 Hot weather in June this year also saw coolant leak breakdowns rise by 38% compared…

August 2023

LV= urges homeowners to be careful following spike in claims on sunny days

• LV= saw its highest amount of fire claims from reflective materials in 2022 • Most common incidents involved mirrors, glass tables and compost bins • LV= provides top tips to keep fire claims at bay on sunnier days LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the largest home insurers in the UK, is…

LV= General Insurance announces move to new office in Bournemouth

LV= General Insurance, one of the largest employers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, has today announced that it will be moving its office in Bournemouth to Stour House on Deansleigh Road. The company will stay in Frizzell House, where it’s been located for a number of years, until the end of…

July 2023

Stop-what? Research reveals millions of brits don't know how their home works

• LV= research finds that 62% don’t have much knowledge about how their home works • 41% of Brits don’t know where the water stopcock is, and 40% don't know how to re-pressurise the boiler • In addition, 45% have had arguments with their partner because of home maintenance issues, with 24% calling…

May 2023

Cost of living sees rise in car faults LV= warns

LV= breakdown provider, Britannia Rescue, sees 78% increase in callouts with no MOT 35% of MOT failures have at least one dangerous item according to DVSA figures Motorist keep older cars for longer, with 2014/15/16 models seeing the most callouts With the significant rise in the cost…

March 2023

You won't bee-lieve it. Claims relating to animal infestations rise

Squirrels cause the most havoc, with claims involving the pest up 51%. Fires linked to wasp nests rise, with the most expensive claim costing £26k. Accidental damage home insurance claims which involve animals increase by 35%. LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the major home insurers…

LV= launches new multi cover policy, offering savings on insurance

LV= becomes the latest insurer to offer Multi Cover insurance At a time when families are looking to cut costs, customers get a 10% discount when combining car and home insurance1 With Multi Cover, every additional car added gets a 15% discount LV= General Insurance, one of the UK’s largest…

February 2023

Crash for cash fraud spikes from M6 into Scotland LV= warns

General insurer LV= has seen a 60% rise in personal injury claims in Scotland following whiplash reforms in England & Wales Fraudsters exploit different compensation structure in Scotland by driving north of the border to induce accidents with innocent motorists Data also suggests 47% of…

Denise Van Outen and Britannia Rescue help save brits from dull dates

Breakdown provider Britannia Rescue has teamed up with Denise Van Outen to help Brits in need of rescue from boring dates New Dateside Rescue Hotline has been set up to provide those on a dull date with the perfect excuse to make a swift exit Service launched as research reveals daters…

December 2022

LV= warns homeowners as fire claims rise 40% in year

Overall fire claims rise by 40% between 2021 – 2022 Electrical appliances account for the highest number of fire claims, with electrical wiring issues the most expensive to fix, reaching over £42k on average Fires relating to candles increased by 1600% in a month, with coal / log fire…

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

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 20% of all car theft claims New data from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI)…