Mutuals' deferred shares could have saved LV= from demutualising

With the British life insurer planning to demutualise with the £530m sale of its business, Cintia Cheong talks to AFM chief Martin Shaw about the prospects for the mutual sector in the UK


LV= holds exclusive takeover talks with Bain Capital

A deal is said to be valued at more than £500m


LV= confirms takeover talks with several parties

Detailed negotiations are said to be happening with Royal London


Esure accepts £1.2bn takeover deal

Sale won't have material changes in headcount, locations and operations, firm says


Esure in advanced talks over £1.2bn potential sale

Insurer recommends accepting unsolicited proposal