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  • Mid-life misery: The sad, seventeen million “sandwich generation”

    New official figures report that, as a nation, we are happier today than at any point since we began measuring happiness in April 2011. A period of economic recovery and high employment may have contributed to this relative joy.  This is the view of the country as a whole, but analysis from Aviva shows that the picture is different for different ages, especially for those in mid-life.  
  • Aviva acquires entire shareholding in Vietnam JV

    Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the acquisition of VietinBank’s entire 50% shareholding in its life insurance joint venture VietinBank Aviva Life Insurance Limited (“Aviva Vietnam”) and signing of a new distribution agreement with VietinBank to sell life and health insurance products through VietinBank’s network of over 1,100 branches, the second-largest in the market.  
  • One in five UK adults doesn't know how to boil an egg

    Millions of householders admit to struggling with even some of the most basic household tasks, according to a new study from insurer Aviva. Research carried out as part of Aviva’s latest ‘Home’ report discovered one in five people aren’t confident changing a light bulb (21%) while a similar number (19%) admit they don’t know how to boil an egg.
  • UK householders spend £16 billion a year fixing things around the home (But there's a further bill for one in five homes for bodged DIY)

    UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, reveals that each UK household spends £589 on average annually, to put right domestic problems.
  • Number of companies missing their pension deadline continues to rise

    Aviva’s third auto-enrolment (AE) staging tracker has shown a further increase in the proportion of businesses which set up their workplace pension after their deadline had passed.

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