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 Suncorp raises Tower takeover bid http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/suncorp-raises-tower-takeover-bid http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/suncorp-raises-tower-takeover-bid Suncorp has increased its takeover offer for Tower to $NZ1.40 per share, valuing the New Zealand insurer at about $NZ236 million…

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QBE flags earnings drag from emerging markets http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/qbe-flags-earnings-drag-from-emerging-markets http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/qbe-flags-earnings-drag-from-emerging-markets QBE says higher-than-expected claims in the emerging markets business will hit its half-year earnings, which are due to be announced on August 17…

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:53:00 +1000
New Epsilon Chairman relishes industry return http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/new-epsilon-chairman-relishes-industry-return http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/new-epsilon-chairman-relishes-industry-return Paul Lynam says underwriting agency Epsilon will look to expand following his appointment as Chairman…

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Moody’s acts on LMI ratings as housing market feels strain http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/moodys-acts-on-lmi-ratings-as-housing-market-feels-strain http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/moodys-acts-on-lmi-ratings-as-housing-market-feels-strain Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the insurance financial strength rating of Westpac Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance to A1 from Aa3, while revising the outlook to stable from negative…

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Marsh partners with Indigenous broker http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/marsh-partners-with-indigenous-broker http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/marsh-partners-with-indigenous-broker Aboriginal-owned insurance broker Origin has become an authorised representative of Marsh Australia…

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iSelect hatches tech plan with Nest http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/iselect-hatches-tech-plan-with-nest http://www.insurancenews.com.au/corporate/iselect-hatches-tech-plan-with-nest iSelect has signed a multi-year agreement with US tech company Nest Labs to be the exclusive partner for a suite of its connected home devices in Australia…

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