insuranceNEWS.com.au http://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2019 The battlefields of 2019 http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-battlefields-of-2019 http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-battlefields-of-2019 For the general insurance industry, 2018 has been a year of recovering revenues for insurers and growing uncertainties for brokers. While insurers in Australia have led the world in raising premiums after a long period in the doldrums, brokers are moving into 2019 with the twin threats of competition and hostile regulatory action hanging over them…

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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:29:00 +1100
NSW fire services levy: rising from the ashes? http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/nsw-fire-services-levy-rising-from-the-ashes http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/nsw-fire-services-levy-rising-from-the-ashes Reforms to the NSW emergency services levy on insurance were officially “dead, buried and cremated” after last year’s highly controversial decision to scrap them…

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:37:00 +1100
Insuring against failure: the terrorist threat to Australia http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/insuring-against-failure-the-terrorist-threat-to-australia http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/insuring-against-failure-the-terrorist-threat-to-australia Melbourne’s deadly Bourke Street attack, closely followed by arrests aimed at foiling a separate plot, have reignited the terrorism debate…

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Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:18:00 +1100
Cycle holds course, but uncertain terrain awaits http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cycle-holds-course-but-uncertain-terrain-awaits http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cycle-holds-course-but-uncertain-terrain-awaits Australian insurers have received an upbeat assessment in KPMG’s annual review of the industry, with profits still rising and the sector well placed to handle fallout from the Hayne royal commission…

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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:31:00 +1100
Royal commission submissions: a summary http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/royal-commission-submissions-a-summary http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/royal-commission-submissions-a-summary The Hayne royal commission website has been flooded with hundreds of submissions in recent days…

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:12:00 +1100
Bracing for conflict on intermediary pay http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/bracing-for-conflict-on-intermediary-pay http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/bracing-for-conflict-on-intermediary-pay The Hayne royal commission has the general insurance industry’s exemption from the ban on conflicted remunerations in its sights…

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Mon, 05 Nov 2018 13:08:00 +1100