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 ‘Lucrative’ SME market awaits insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/lucrative-sme-market-awaits-insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/lucrative-sme-market-awaits-insurers Insurers are not fully exploiting the SME market’s huge potential, with customers hungry for improved online offerings, according to a PWC survey…

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Fitch forecasts stable year for US broking http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/fitch-forecasts-stable-year-for-us-broking http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/fitch-forecasts-stable-year-for-us-broking The US broking industry’s credit fundamentals will remain solid next year, according to Fitch Ratings…

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Reinsurance pricing to ‘split along regional lines’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/reinsurance-pricing-to-split-along-regional-lines http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/reinsurance-pricing-to-split-along-regional-lines Asia-Pacific reinsurance buyers face a lower likelihood of significant price rises in next year’s renewal season than their catastrophe-hit US counterparts, according to Guy Carpenter…

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:26:00 +1100
Canadian fund invests in Hyperion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/canadian-fund-invests-in-hyperion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/canadian-fund-invests-in-hyperion Hyperion Insurance Group has welcomed Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec’s investment of more than $US400 million for a minority stake in the company…

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Zurich outlook improves after ‘strong corrective actions’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/zurich-outlook-improves-after-strong-corrective-actions http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/zurich-outlook-improves-after-strong-corrective-actions AM Best has revised its outlook for Zurich Group to stable from negative and affirmed its long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) at “a”, citing a “very strong” balance sheet…

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ILS to drive reinsurance rates: Fitch http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/ils-to-drive-reinsurance-rates-fitch http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/ils-to-drive-reinsurance-rates-fitch Future rate increases in reinsurance depend on the insurance-linked securities market’s appetite for investment, according to Fitch…

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