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News archive - 2015

  • New Year's resolutions for SMEs

    With 480,000 SMEs due to set up a workplace pension during 2016, Aviva has developed five New Year’s resolutions that small business owners should think about making. Following these five steps could help smooth the process of finding the right scheme and getting it implemented.
  • UK Adults will have saved £8.5Bn to cover Christmas spending, yet one in four still overspend or go into debt

    UK* adults will have amassed a savings pot of £8.5bn by Christmas to fund their spending this year, according to research by Aviva that examines people’s financial planning for the festive season. However, the findings also show that many people do not put aside any money or budget for Christmas, causing more than one in four (27%) to overspend or go into debt. Women are more likely than men to feel guilty about overspending afterwards, while almost half have ‘recycled’ an unwanted gift in the past.
  • Aviva insures £300m of liabilities for the TKM group pension scheme

    Aviva has secured a buyout arrangement with the TKM Group Pension Scheme (the ‘Scheme’), sponsored by Inchcape plc, covering £300 million of pension liabilities. Citi acted as a sole arranger of the transaction acting on behalf of and as advisor to Inchcape plc. The Trustee was advised by Squire Patton Boggs, Barnett Waddingham and Premier Pensions.
  • Aviva campaign urges motorists to take safe driving challenge

    • Major awareness campaign promotes safer driving• Insurer urges motorists to test their own driving skills using free Aviva Drive app• Safer drivers save on average £150 off their Aviva car insurance 
  • Aviva Aviva UK General Insurance appoints Lindsey Rix as managing director, personal lines

    Aviva UK General Insurance (UKGI) today announces the appointment of Lindsey Rix as managing director of its personal lines business.
  • Aviva launches 'Digital Garage' in Singapore

    Aviva today launched its ‘Digital Garage’ in Singapore – a dedicated space where technical specialists, creative designers and business leaders explore, collaborate and test new insurance ideas and services which make financial services more tailored and accessible for customers.        
  • Half of UK adults happy to be diagnosed through digital health technology

    47% are willing to be diagnosed digitally instead of face-to-face with their GP 67% would use wearable technology to monitor long-term medical conditions The majority already using healthcare technology report improved health 55% agree the NHS should provide free technology to help people play an active role in improving their health Almost half (47%) of UK adults would be happy to be diagnosed remotely through digital health technology rather than face-to-face with a doctor, according to Aviva’s latest Health Check UK report. Men in particular are happy to replace a trip to the doctor with a digital diagnosis (53% versus 42% of women).
  • Aviva welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Green Paper on retail financial services

    Aviva today welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s Green Paper on retail financial services. As the largest insurer in the UK and with operations in 7 EU markets, Aviva is keen to see a strong debate on how increased competition, innovation and choice can further improve consumer outcomes across the European Union. 
  • From gaming to mobiles - the changing face of festive thefts

    Over the past 10 years, Christmas theft claims have moved from gaming kit to mobile tech, according to data from the UK’s leading insurer Aviva – and festive thieves are reaping the rewards from smaller but more expensive swag.  
  • Over-55s spend more on non-essentials as they benefit from falling inflation

    Over-55s are seeing the benefit of falling inflation as non-essential spending rises and unsecured debt falls, the latest edition of Aviva’s Real Retirement Report shows.
  • 120 days until the new state pension is born, but confusion remains over the changes

    The UK state pension is cherished by the majority of over-55s, according to the latest edition of Aviva’s Real Retirement Report – but many are unaware or confused about changes that may affect their entitlement.
  • Aviva launches venture capital arm to invest in new digital businesses

  • Aviva launches guide to auto-enrolment for SMEs

    With almost half a million small and medium sized businesses due to set up their workplace pension schemes next year, Aviva has launched a new guide to auto-enrolment to help make the process as smooth as possible.
  • Homebuyers spend £10,000 doing up their homes in the first year

    Homebuyers spend an average of £10,010 on their homes in the first 12 months of ownership, according to new research from Aviva. With around 679,000* owner-occupier moves happening every year, this puts the first-year home makeover tally at around £6.8 billion across the whole of England.  
  • Aviva appoints Group Investor Relations Director

    Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces that Chris Esson has been appointed Group Investor Relations Director. Chris is currently Director of Insurance Research for Europe at Credit Suisse Securities, where he is the lead analyst covering UK and Nordic insurers. Chris succeeds Colin Simpson who was recently appointed CFO of Aviva Canada.
  • Aviva welcomes UK Government action to cut motor premiums, reduce fraud and nuisance calls which will put greater focus on providing care not cash

    Aviva welcomes the Government’s announcement today to cut £1billion from the cost of motor insurance. When the Government implements these changes, Aviva will pass on all the benefit to customers. Aviva expects average motor premiums to reduce by more than 10%, equivalent to £40-£50.
  • Rising numbers of adults in the UK misjudge their health as obesity crisis grows

    Over a third  (36%) of people considered to be obese believe they are healthy, and over half (51%) of those considered overweight have no plans to lose weight The gap grows between men (39%) and women (46%) who are considered a healthy weight More than three quarters (78%) of adults are not eating their five-a-day Over two fifths (42%) do not know how much exercise they should be doing Growing numbers of UK adults are misjudging their health, according to Aviva’s Autumn Health Check UK Report.
  • Three in five fear a cancer diagnosis will leave them unable to pay the bills

    73% of UK adults have been affected by cancer, directly or through people they know 61% worry about how they would pay their bills if they had cancer, and 55% have no  savings put aside to cover bills or childcare 65% would not want to worry their family if they were diagnosed with cancer 76% feel spending quality time with family on holiday is important for people with cancer Only 13% regularly carry out self-checks for signs of cancer
  • Aviva identifies eight ages of motorist

    From young professionals to retirees, new research from motor insurance provider Aviva has identified eight different ‘ages of motoring’ over a lifetime.* 
  • Protect your home and business now before winter weather bites

    With the unpredictable British winter weather on its way, the UK’s leading insurer, says now is the time to protect homes, cars and businesses from the potentially devastating effects of severe weather. 
  • Aviva launches retirement forecaster for advisers

    Aviva has launched a new retirement forecasting scenario planner to help advisers show clients how their finances might look in retirement.
  • Aviva plc Third Quarter 2015

    Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are maintaining the momentum of Aviva’s transformation with a further quarter of improved performance. In life insurance, value of new business was up 25%1, the eleventh consecutive quarter of growth. The general insurance combined ratio of 94.0% is a more than adequate result. This level of consistency is important as we transform and grow Aviva. “The acquisition of Friends Life is everything we expected it to be. We have now achieved £91 million of savings against our target of £225 million. At the same time our UK Life business continues to grow and our customers are responding positively to the full range of pensions freedoms we offer. “In asset management, our flagship fund range, AIMS, continues its strong investment performance and the Target Return Fund has recorded returns of 6.6% over the past 12 months. AIMS now has £1.9 billion of funds under management. We expect this growth to continue.”
  • HomeServe joins with Aviva on exclusive UK Home Assistance partnership

    Five year agreement for Aviva to underwrite home assistance products HomeServe is the UK’s second largest provider of home assistance policies with over 2m customers The UK Home Assistance market is worth £1.3bn annually
  • 'Invisible spending' costs the nation £48 billion per year

    UK: 'Invisible spending' costs the nation £48 billion per year. • Typical UK adult spends £948 a year on ‘invisible’ items• 20-year-old could build a £136,000 pension pot by cutting back on these items• Almost half of UK adults admit they don’t keep track of all their spending
  • Clocks go back, home thefts rise – but lonely pets worry Brits more than burglars

  • Aviva launches select fund range on consumer platform

    Aviva has launched a Select fund range on its consumer platform to help customers who are keen to play an active role in choosing their investments. The range comprises around 70 active funds plus a short list of passive funds which Aviva Investors - the fund management arm of Aviva - considers to provide the best chance of meeting or outperforming their benchmark over the medium to long term.
  • New joint venture will deliver more affordable hospital treatment to customers

    Aviva Health and VitalityHealth have formed a joint venture company for the procurement of hospital treatment on behalf of their private medical insurance and trust customers. The joint venture will enable the two insurers to secure more affordable healthcare for their customers through their combined purchasing efforts, while maintaining the quality and breadth of their individual offerings.
  • One in ten adults uses a piggy bank to save for retirement

    ONE IN TEN UK ADULTS USES A PIGGY BANK TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT• Four in 10 UK adults say they are not saving for their retirement• Almost half are saving for retirement in cash forms • Holidays and rainy days are the top reasons for saving in general• Almost half of UK adults are saving on a monthly basis
  • Aviva launches new group protection proposition

    Aviva has launched a new Group Protection proposition offering policy holders and members a full suite of workplace products and services.
  • Employers: Pension ISAs will reduce saving levels

    A survey of employers1 by insurance firm Aviva has revealed the fears businesses have about possible changes to pension tax relief.
  • Aviva gives away a Canary to 500 lucky customers

    October is National Home Security Month and Aviva, the UK’s leading insurer, has teamed up with innovative home security system provider, Canary, to give away 500 of its devices to new home insurance customers.
  • Breast cancer accounts for 44% of female critical illness claims

    Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Aviva and Friends Life have released new critical illness claims statistics which reveal that over £62.8 million was paid out last year to critical illness customers with breast cancer.
  • Income Protection Matters

    10.8 million UK households are at risk of their income falling by at least a third if the main earner stopped working due to ill health. To help raise awareness of the need to consider protection, Aviva and Friends Life have launched a joint campaign to help advisers demonstrate to clients just how important income protection cover is.
  • Over-50s making their biggest contribution to the UK workforce since records began

    Over-50s are making their biggest contribution to the UK workforce since records began with many significantly boosting their incomes and overall savings, analysis from Aviva shows.
  • Renters more financially vulnerable due to lack of savings and protection products

    Families who rent their homes are less likely to have a cushion of savings or protection products to protect them against financial shocks, according to Aviva’s latest Family Finances Report. A quarter (25%) of private renting families do not have any savings or investments, equating to almost 650,000 people* that may struggle to cope with any unexpected expenses. More than one in five (22%, or 569,000) private renting families do not hold a savings account.  
  • Aviva creates guide to help businesses understand cost of underinsurance

    Aviva has launched a guide to help businesses understand the cost implications of not having the right amount of insurance and explain some of the times in the life of a business when the insurance needs might have changed and need reviewing.
  • MPs and rugby stars celebrate Aviva Tackling Numbers at Houses of Parliament

    A successful first year of the innovative Aviva Tackling Numbers programme was celebrated in style yesterday by Ministers and international rugby legends at a special event at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
  • Pensions: Taxing on the way out more popular than on the way in

    Public support for pension ISAs almost halves when tax implications are explained. New research from Aviva has shown that public support for using an ISA-style saving system for pensions almost halves when the tax implications are explained.
  • Aviva Investors commits to Montreal Carbon Pledge

    Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’) has signed up to the Montreal Carbon Pledge. Launched by the Principles for Responsible Investment, the pledge is a commitment to measuring and publically disclosing the carbon footprint of investment portfolios on an annual basis.      
  • Aviva home insurance provides £5000 cover for students

    Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, says students preparing to leave home and starting at university should remember their possessions will be insured under their parents’ Aviva home contents policy.
  • Aviva supports Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    Aviva welcomes the Global Goals campaign launched this week as part of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (http://www.globalgoals.org). On 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three critical objectives in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done in all countries and for all people.
  • Aviva's consumer platform provides customers with simple and efficient ways to manage their finances

    Aviva has launched a direct-to-consumer online platform to support customers who want to self-manage their investments in a simple and efficient way, particularly as they plan for their retirement.
  • Cyclists more likely to arrive at work refreshed and motivated

    Cycling could be the answer to arriving at work with a spring in your step according to new research from Aviva. In a study of 2,000 working UK adults1, more than half of those who cycle to work said they arrive refreshed after their commute. Just 1 in 10 car and bus users claimed the same thing and that figure dropped to 1 in 20 for train and tube passengers.
  • Khor Hock Seng to step down as CEO Aviva Asia

    Aviva plc announces today that Khor Hock Seng, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Asia and Friends Provident International (FPI), will leave the Group at the end of October to join Great Eastern as its Group Chief Executive Officer, based in Singapore.
  • Two thirds of people in the dark over pension tax relief

    New figures from Aviva have revealed that two thirds of people struggle with the complex nature of pension tax relief1.
  • Aviva's archives reveal a 309-year history of life insurance

  • Cycling's gender gap: men twice as likely to cycle to work than women

  • Driving abroad - International driving laws could put the brakes on your holiday

    Almost a quarter of people heading off on a driving holiday (23%) do not research the rules of the road for the country they’re visiting, before their trip - according to car insurer Aviva. More than one in five (22%) also admits to not having insurance for driving abroad. 
  • Aviva to become community partner of Norwich City FC

    Norwich City and Aviva are delighted to announce the next chapter in one of the longest-running major commercial partnerships in the club’s history.
  • Rising incomes mask growing inequality amongst UK families

    Rising incomes and savings pots among UK families are masking a widening gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’, the latest Aviva Family Finance Report reveals.
  • How we live now - Aviva takes a peek into the 'average' home

  • Aviva becomes exclusive general insurance provider to TSB

    Aviva today announces that its UK general insurance business has signed an exclusive seven-year distribution agreement with TSB covering the distribution of Aviva’s core general insurance products including home, travel, motor, pet, and commercial insurance through TSB’s branch network, online and via telephone. 
  • Aviva plc 2015 Interim Results Announcement

    Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “After three years of turnaround we are now moving to a different phase of delivery. We have improved the balance sheet, simplified the Group and we are now transforming our business. The progress is evident in these results. “The Friends Life integration is ahead of schedule and we have delivered £63 million of run-rate synergies after three months. This is encouraging but nowhere near complete. Amidst the integration, our UK Life business continued to grow, with value of new business up 31% excluding Friends Life. “In general insurance, premiums1 and operating profits were higher. The combined ratio was 93.1%, the best in eight years, and underwriting profits increased 45%. “The 15% increase in the dividend is a further step towards achieving our target payout ratio and underlines our confidence in our cash flow and the business.”
  • Aviva enhances critical illness cover to pay more claims

    Aviva has enhanced definitions for seven critical illness conditions and added a new additional benefit, to increase the number of claims paid.
  • Over ten million pension pots go unchecked by savers as two in three over-45s admit to paying little or no attention

    Almost two thirds (63%) of over-45s who are not yet retired admit they pay little or no attention to their pensions, leading to more than ten million pots being left largely unmonitored*, new Aviva research shows.
  • Aviva, the British Government and the Government of Singapore to promote digital innovation in insurance

    Aviva, Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have signed a statement of intent to support and promote digital innovation in insurance in Singapore and across Asia for the benefit of customers. 
  • First time buyers blow the budget by £6,500

  • Aviva announces 'Digital Garage' in Singapore

    Aviva announces today the development of a ‘Digital Garage’ in Singapore – a dedicated space where technical specialists, creative designers and commercial teams explore, develop and test new insurance ideas and services which make financial services more tailored and accessible for customers.
  • Hike in over-55s' income gives a boost to their social lives and saving habits

    A 30% increase during the last four years in the typical monthly income of Britain’s over-55s is helping revive their social lives and savings habits, the latest edition of Aviva’s Real Retirement Report shows.
  • Over-45s' personal savings will leave them with a retirement shortfall of thousands – and the state pension may fail to bail them out

    The typical working over-45 year old faces a £8,955 annual retirement income gap based on their current savings and investments – leaving them to rely heavily on a state pension that will still leave them short, the latest Aviva Real Retirement Report shows.
  • Aviva comment on the Chancellor's announcement of a consultation on incentivising savings

  • Claims Management Company regulation 'overdue'

  • From an emergency motorbike blood transport service in Northumbria to a food bank in Axminster, everyone's a local hero

    Over 300 winners revealed in Aviva Community Fund Over 4.1 million votes cast for 3,321 entries from all over the UK Research reveals 97% of Brits participate in local groups – but 4 in 5 fear for their future due to lack of funds*
  • Aviva appoints Belén Romana García as an Independent Non-Executive Director

    Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Company”) has appointed Mrs Belén Romana García as an independent non-executive director of the Board with effect from 26 June 2015. She will also join the Governance, Nomination and Risk Committees.
  • Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

    The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from Aviva. The figures show a 75% increase in take-up between 2009 and 2014 across Britain.
  • More UK families have pet insurance than CI and IP cover combined

    More UK families have pet insurance than income protection or critical illness cover combined, according to figures from Aviva’s upcoming Family Finances Report.
  • FSA Remuneration Code Disclosure

    The Remuneration Code applies to Aviva Wrap UK Limited. This is a subsidiary firm of Aviva Life Holdings UK Ltd and the principal activity of which is the sale of units in authorised unit trusts, shares in open ended investment company (OEICs) sub-funds, and the management of Personal Equity Plans and Individual Savings Accounts. It is designated as a level three organisation as defined in the Remuneration Code. This disclosure meets the requirements of Article 450 of the Capital Requirements Regulation.
  • Advisers rank their top financial priorities for the new government

    Encouraging people to save more into their pension should be the government’s number one financial priority (48%), results from the latest Aviva Adviser Barometer show. This is followed by improving financial education (47%) and addressing the advice gap (41%).
  • Friends Provident International announces appointments of Chairman and CEO

    Friends Provident International Limited (FPI), part of the Aviva group, announces today the appointments of Chris Wei as Chairman*, and Khor Hock Seng as Chief Executive Officer* effective 1 July 2015. These appointments are an extension of Chris’ and Khor’s current responsibilities at Aviva, and follow the announcement in April that John Van Der Wielen, currently Executive Chairman of FPI, will step down on 30 June 2015. John will remain on the board of FPI as Non-Executive director.
  • Aviva location strategy update

  • Aviva: Organised fraud up 28% as gangs continue to exploit “cash for crash”

    Aviva detected over 14,000 fraudulent claims worth £95 million in 2014 – equivalent to 39 fraudulent claims worth an average of £260,000 every day*. The insurer also detected more than 6,300 instances of motor insurance application fraud – highlighting that fraud isn’t just a claims problem.
  • Aviva launches cyber cover

    Aviva is launching its first cyber cover designed for small to mid-market customers to help combat the increasing threat of data and privacy breach they face today. Aviva, in partnership with IDT911, is providing insurance that offers cover and risk management expert services to help customers prepare in advance for and manage any issues after a data loss or breach.
  • UK parents spend £28 billion on nation's under-fives each year

    UK parents spend around £35,000 on their children by the time they reach their fifth birthday, according to research released today by Aviva. This adds up to a total of more than £28 billion* spent on the nation’s 4 million under-fives each year. The research has been carried out to support Aviva’s re-launch of its ‘free parent life cover’ which offers £15,000 of life insurance to mums and dads, and is now available to parents who register up to their children’s fourth birthday.
  • Aviva announces the acquisition of Expander Advisors, the second-largest network of independent financial advisors in Poland

    Aviva acquired 100% of Expander Advisors from a consortium of financial investors led by Innova Capital  This transaction is to be funded from existing Polish resources and is not expected to impact Polish cash remittances in 2015 Expander is the second-largest network of independent financial advisors in Poland This is part of Aviva’s strategy to expand its multi-channel distribution in Poland, one of its growth markets The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval
  • Aviva plc First Quarter 2015

    Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aviva’s turnaround is on track and ahead of schedule. It’s been a busy quarter. We have completed the acquisition of Friends Life and at the same time delivered an improvement in our key metrics. Value of new business is up, our general insurance combined operating ratio has improved and our IFRS book value has grown over the quarter. In the face of unpredictable global markets, we continue to improve the Group’s resilience. “Detailed plans to integrate Friends Life are well underway and whilst this is a challenging and complex project, we are confident of timely progress. We expect 2015 to be a year of continued delivery of our turnaround plan.”
  • Aviva becomes title sponsor of the Tour of Britain and the Women's Tour cycling

    Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has announced it is taking on the title sponsorship of the most prestigious male and female professional cycling road races in Britain. The races will be renamed the Aviva Tour of Britain and the Aviva Women’s Tour as Aviva takes on the sponsorship from Friends Life, which became part of the Aviva group earlier this month.
  • Voting results of 2015 Annual General Meeting

    Aviva plc announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held today. All resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and were passed.
  • Aviva: Board Composition and Compensation Arrangements

    Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Company”) today confirms the following changes to the composition of the Board. These changes, which have been previously announced, are effective from the conclusion of today’s Annual General Meeting:
  • Aviva appoints Sarah Ward as Group HR Director

    Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the appointment of Sarah Ward as Group HR Director reporting to Mark Wilson, Aviva’s Group Chief Executive Officer. Sarah will be replacing Aviva’s current Group HR Director, Christine Deputy, who has decided to return to the US for family reasons.
  • Hardworking SME's rely on family and friends for advice rather than experts

    SMEs are failing to make use of expert advice when setting up their business, according to new research from Aviva*, leaving them vulnerable to costly mistakes. Two in five (38%) rely on advice from family or friends, while just 13% consult financial advisers, 9% use legal advisers and 6% turn to insurance providers.
  • John McFarlane receives NED Award

  • Aviva's new Protection system helps advisers protect more lives, more easily

    Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has launched a new dedicated protection system to help advisers protect more lives, more easily. Called Aviva Life Protection Solutions (ALPS), the new end to end platform represents the largest change to happen in the Aviva protection business for many years.
  • Inflation drop gives over-55s an extra £1,032 a year in disposable income as essential costs fall

    Falling inflation has given over-55s back their financial freedom and boosted saving habits as essential spending has fallen by 7% in a year, according to new research from Aviva.   
  • Aviva confirms Independent Governance Committee appointments

    Aviva confirms Independent Governance Committee appointments
  • Announcement of UK Life Senior Management Appointments

    Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the following senior appointments subject to the completion of the all-share acquisition of Friends Life by Aviva.
  • Aviva: Shareholders approve acquisition of Friends Life by Aviva

  • Aviva publishes report on how advisers can adapt to new fee based model when commission ends

    Aviva has published a report on how advisers can adapt to new fee based business models, helping them navigate the end of commission.
  • Aviva launches the Aviva Community Fund

    More than four out of five (85%) of the nation’s local groups and charities are not confident that they can secure their minimum funding target to remain active in the next financial year* according to new research by the UK’s largest insurer, Aviva.
  • Aviva first to launch new virtual health service app to Group Risk clients

    In January this year Aviva announced a new partnership with babylon, a leading UK-based mobile health company, to offer the latest digital technology to some of its UK healthcare clients. This move saw an innovative virtual health service, being successfully introduced to some of Aviva’s UK key corporate healthcare clients, a change that is now being extended to its Group Income Protection customers, for the first time.
  • Aviva protection customers consistently receive over half a billion pounds in claims each year

    Aviva protection customers and their families received over £513 million through claims on life insurance, critical illness and income protection cover in 2014. This equates to around £1.4 million pounds a day, or almost £1,000 per minute.
  • Aviva launches Scotland Women's Network

    13th March 2015: Today Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, is expanding its support for diversity and inclusion by launching the Scotland Women’s Network. The announcement follows International Women’s Day (8th March), which this year has adopted the theme, “Make It Happen.” This theme resonates well with Aviva’s aim of ensuring gender balance at all levels of its organisation. Expansion of the Women’s Network is an essential part of achieving this.
  • Aviva: Whiplash costs £2.5bn per year, adding £93 to motor premiums

    Whiplash-type claims have returned to near-record levels and are costing motorists £2.5bn*, which adds £93 to the average motor insurance premium of £372**.
  • Aviva plc 2014 Preliminary Results Announcement

    Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “These results show tangible progress, with all key metrics moving in the right direction. Cash is up 65%, operating earnings per share is up 10%1, value of new business is up 15%2 and book value is 26% higher. Operating expenses are £571 million lower than our 2011 base-line, debt ratios are down and our full year combined ratio of 95.7% is the best in eight years. “We have increased our final dividend by 30% to reflect the progress made during the year and our improved financial position. We have entered 2015 in a position of strength. “Nevertheless, it would be wrong to assume that our turnaround is nearing completion as we have further to travel than the distance we have come.”
  • 23,000 cyclist accidents in Greater London between 2009-2013

    A cyclist is involved in a road traffic accident every other hour in Greater London, according to data analysis conducted by Aviva.
  • Aviva Investors' settlement with the FCA

    Aviva plc today announces that its asset management business, Aviva Investors, has reached an early agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority regarding historic breaches of FCA regulatory requirements concerning Aviva Investors’ dealing controls prior to 2013. Aviva Investors has cooperated fully with the FCA during its investigation, unreservedly accepts the FCA’s decision, and has agreed to pay a fine of £17.6 million.
  • With-Profits continues to protect customers from market fluctuations

    Aviva With-profitscontinues to protect customers from market fluctuations.
  • Aviva applauds the publication of the EU's Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU), and says a continued focus on long-termism is crucial

    Aviva today welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union. 
  • Aviva calls for clampdown on spurious industrial deafness claims

    Data from Aviva reveals that 85% of claims for industrial deafness fail to demonstrate any link to workplace noise-induced hearing loss. The number of claims has risen sharply over the past five years and Aviva received more than 11,000 in 2014 alone - a four-fold increase since 2009.
  • Aviva offers £15,000 of free life cover to parents of under-fives

    Aviva is offering a year of free life cover worth £15,000 to each parent of a child aged under five. Cover is available to both parents for each child registered before their fourth birthday. £15,000 of cover is available for both parents for each child. This could mean cover worth £30,000 for each eligible child if both parents apply.
  • How long will I live?

    Pension Wise, the government’s guidance guarantee service, must discuss life expectancy as part of people’s retirement planning, an Aviva report says.
  • Aviva: Publication of recommended all-share acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited by Aviva plc

  • Aviva adds expat growth destinations to international PMI

    The increasingly popular expat destinations of Bahrain and Jordan have been added to Aviva’s Gulf Solutions private medical insurance cover, providing the international market with a single compliant approach to medical insurance in the Gulf region using leading local insurers and providers.
  • Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin

    Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it emerged today.
  • Aviva steps up digital innovation with virtual health service partnership

    Aviva is bringing the latest digital technology to some of its customers by signing a partnership with babylon, a leading UK-based mobile health company.

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