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 FOS ranks insurers on dispute data http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fos-ranks-insurers-on-dispute-data http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fos-ranks-insurers-on-dispute-data The Financial Ombudsman Service has released data comparing insurers’ likelihood of consumer disputes…

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Flood study shows $216 million mitigation payoff http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/flood-study-shows-216-million-mitigation-payoff http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/flood-study-shows-216-million-mitigation-payoff A Launceston levee project prevented $216 million of flood losses last year, reinforcing the insurance industry’s push for greater spending on mitigation projects…

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Day’s departure marks another short ICA presidency http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/days-departure-marks-another-short-ica-presidency http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/days-departure-marks-another-short-ica-presidency The two-year presidency of the Insurance Council of Australia has become a revolving door with the departure of Anthony Day from Suncorp…

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:20:00 +1100
Social engineering on the rise, cyber experts warn http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/social-engineering-on-the-rise-cyber-experts-warn http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/social-engineering-on-the-rise-cyber-experts-warn Cyber criminals increasingly use “social engineering” – manipulating people into giving up confidential information – to target businesses, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre…

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NZ lawyers plan class action over shoddy buildings http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-lawyers-plan-class-action-over-shoddy-buildings http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-lawyers-plan-class-action-over-shoddy-buildings New Zealand councils that have approved or inspected leaky and failed buildings in the past 10 years face a possible class action…

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:19:00 +1100
US hurricanes ‘show flood pool deficiencies’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/us-hurricanes-show-flood-pool-deficiencies http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/us-hurricanes-show-flood-pool-deficiencies The recent US hurricanes have demonstrated the failings of taxpayer-funded flood insurance pools in providing catastrophe cover, Insurance Council of Australia CEO Rob Whelan says…

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