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 backs disaster mitigation spending http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/senate-inquiry-backs-disaster-mitigation-spending http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/senate-inquiry-backs-disaster-mitigation-spending The Senate inquiry into the general insurance industry has come out strongly in favour of increased disaster mitigation spending…

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Local insurtech lags amid digital surge http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/local-insurtech-lags-amid-digital-surge http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/local-insurtech-lags-amid-digital-surge Insurtech in Australia and New Zealand is being left behind in the rush towards fintech innovation, according to a report by KPMG and business lobby the Committee for Sydney…

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Census data shows growth in at-risk housing http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/census-data-shows-growth-in-at-risk-housing http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/census-data-shows-growth-in-at-risk-housing Australians are continuing to build homes near the coast despite the increasing likelihood of natural disasters, according to new research…

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Contents replacement costs ease despite gadget demand http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/contents-replacement-costs-ease-despite-gadget-demand http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/contents-replacement-costs-ease-despite-gadget-demand The cost of replacing household goods has eased slightly despite rising demand for electronic items, according to the Sum Insured Australian Residential Contents Index…

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Technology, competition concern NZ insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/technology-competition-concern-nz-insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/technology-competition-concern-nz-insurers Change management, technology and competition top the list of risks New Zealand insurers face, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey…

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Pedigree pooches come at a premium http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/pedigree-pooches-come-at-a-premium http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/pedigree-pooches-come-at-a-premium The number of Australians taking out pet insurance has risen 8% since 2013, due in part to our love of pedigree dogs predisposed to costly medical conditions, according to comparison website finder.com.au…

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