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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:48:00 +1000
FENZ levy: fanning the flames of anger http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/fenz-levy-fanning-the-flames-of-anger http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/fenz-levy-fanning-the-flames-of-anger It took many years to achieve, but politicians, insurers and consumer leaders on the Australian mainland agree that taxes on insurance cause problems, are inefficient and contribute to underinsurance…

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:12:00 +1000
The digital dilemma for brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-digital-dilemma-for-brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-digital-dilemma-for-brokers Technological upheaval and shifts in SME buying behaviour show more than ever the need for brokers to deliver high-quality, tailored advice and ensure their role is not swept aside amid a wave of disruption…

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:42:00 +1000
Beyond the levy: Fels hits out at price divergence http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/beyond-the-levy-fels-hits-out-at-price-divergence http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/beyond-the-levy-fels-hits-out-at-price-divergence Monitoring of the emergency services levy removal from NSW policies has taken an unexpected diversion into wider issues, with data collected for one purpose being used for another – namely criticising insurers for failing to support comparison websites…

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:10:00 +1100
Facing up to insurtech http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/facing-up-to-insurtech http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/facing-up-to-insurtech Insurtech is on its way, and the insurance industry must brace for major change…

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +1100
Commercial outlook less gloomy in latest profit reports http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/commercial-outlook-less-gloomy-in-latest-profit-reports http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/commercial-outlook-less-gloomy-in-latest-profit-reports Gloomy market commentary has been a feature of insurer’s earnings reports in recent times, but the latest profit-reporting season last month insurers revealed a slightly better picture…

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:30:00 +1100