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 2017 Senate inquiry: 15 ways to improve insurance http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/senate-inquiry-15-ways-to-improve-insurance http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/senate-inquiry-15-ways-to-improve-insurance Towards the end of last year the Senate Economics References Committee was tasked with examining transparency, competition and rising prices in general insurance, along with any potential benefits of a government-run insurance comparator…

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:56:00 +1000
Insurtechs turn up the heat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/insurtechs-turn-up-the-heat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/insurtechs-turn-up-the-heat Insurers face an uncertain future amid increasing pressure from insurtechs, according to interviews with industry leaders…

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:12:00 +1000
How the SRS acquisition ended in a lawsuit http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/how-the-srs-acquisition-ended-in-a-lawsuit http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/how-the-srs-acquisition-ended-in-a-lawsuit When acquisitions take place in the insurance industry – a common event – there’s usually a brief flurry of announcements, followed by the acquired company getting back down to business under its new owners…

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:57:00 +1000
IAG’s new Australia Division is worth watching http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/iags-new-australia-division-is-worth-watching http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/iags-new-australia-division-is-worth-watching Until Peter Harmer took the reins at IAG late in 2015, the entities that made up Australia’s largest insurance group existed in a series of independent silos, each of which carried its own systems and cultures…

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:51:00 +1000
Global outlook: emerging from the ‘lost decade’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/global-outlook-emerging-from-the-lost-decade http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/global-outlook-emerging-from-the-lost-decade Things are looking up for global insurance markets, according to a detailed new report from insurance heavyweight Allianz…

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:38:00 +1000
Re-repeat: the rate slide persists http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/re-repeat-the-rate-slide-persists http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/re-repeat-the-rate-slide-persists Reinsurance renewals have stuck to a familiar theme this mid-year as fierce competitive pressures, excess capacity and a legacy of benign catastrophe years drive down rates yet again…

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:49:00 +1000