LV= General Insurance named best insurance provider

insurancebusinessmag | June 25, 2019

LV= General Insurance named best insurance provider
Were barely halfway 2019 but its already looking to be a momentous year for LV= General Insurance (LV=GI).The general insurance business, which will be wholly owned by Allianz UK once the purchase from Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society completes, has bagged a major accolade at the 2019 Which? Awards. LV=GI beat shortlisted companies John Lewis Financial Services, M&S Bank, and NFU Mutual and was named insurance provider of the year.

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