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 No holding back: it’s tech time for brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/no-holding-back-its-tech-time-for-brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/no-holding-back-its-tech-time-for-brokers Brokers are set to adopt technological innovation at a faster pace than has so far been experienced so far as the relatively buoyant insurance market provides them with a stronger foundation for investment…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:10:00 +1100
Long road ahead on consumer reforms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/long-road-ahead-on-consumer-reforms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/long-road-ahead-on-consumer-reforms There’s little dispute that standard cover arrangements aren’t much help to consumers trying to choose between policies, but responses to a Treasury discussion paper show that finding a better way forward will not be simple…

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:55:00 +1100
Deciphering Hayne’s code with legal teeth http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/deciphering-haynes-code-with-legal-teeth http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/deciphering-haynes-code-with-legal-teeth General insurance was an early adopter of the code-of-practice concept, which basically allowed the industry to set standards and self-regulate…

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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 12:58:00 +1100
Full disclosure: The Hayne fallout continues http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/full-disclosure-the-hayne-fallout-continues http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/full-disclosure-the-hayne-fallout-continues The ramifications of the Hayne royal commission are still becoming clear three weeks after the release of its final report…

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Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:26:00 +1100
‘Tricky tactics’ in the Townsville blame game http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/tricky-tactics-in-the-townsville-blame-game http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/tricky-tactics-in-the-townsville-blame-game A cold realisation is seeping out of north Queensland as Townsville begins its recovery from its unprecedented floods – most inundated businesses did not insure for flood and could be facing ruin as a result…

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:34:00 +1100
Hayne report: a jolt for the industry, but few shocks http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/hayne-report-a-jolt-for-the-industry-but-few-shocks http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/hayne-report-a-jolt-for-the-industry-but-few-shocks The dust is still settling after the Hayne royal commission’s final report swept over the financial services industry, but now that everyone has had a chance to stand back and consider the results, the consensus is that few of the findings were unexpected…

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:56:00 +1100
Industry barometer: leaning into the headwinds http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/industry-barometer-leaning-into-the-headwinds http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/industry-barometer-leaning-into-the-headwinds Commercial premiums climbed at a greater pace than expected last year and are set for further gains, according to a relatively positive JP Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer…

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:21:00 +1100
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