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Howden, Steadfast enter broking partnership

14 January 2021

International group Howden will expand in Australia through a strategic broking partnership with Steadfast...

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icare appoints Richard Harding as CEO

13 January 2021

NSW state insurer icare has appointed former Tower CEO Richard Harding as its new head, effective from Monday...

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ACCC's final report urges broker commissions ban

30 December 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has concluded its three-year inquiry into insurance affordability in northern Australia by calling for broker commissions to be replaced by a fee-based system...

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Allianz buys Westpac insurance business

2 December 2020

Allianz has acquired the Westpac general insurance business in a $725 million deal that includes a 20-year agreement for distribution of products to the bank’s customers...

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AUB announces 360 acquisition, agency restructure

1 December 2020

AUB Group has purchased 360 Underwriting Solutions and announced a restructure of the company’s agencies operations into three subdivisions...

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Insurers respond to BI defeat: QBE warns of second case, IAG enters trading halt

19 November 2020

QBE says industry preparations are underway for a second test case over business interruption cover for COVID-19 claims after the NSW Court of Appeal yesterday ruled against insurers on wordings citing the repealed Quarantine Act…

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BI test case ruling goes against insurers

18 November 2020

The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled against insurers in the business interruption test case heard last month...

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IAG’s Milliner departs, CFO appointed in shake-up

2 November 2020

IAG will split its Australian business into direct and intermediated divisions in a shake-up that will see the departure of senior executive Mark Milliner, while the insurer has also confirmed the appointment of Michelle McPherson as CFO...

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Steadfast acquires Gold Seal businesses

14 October 2020

Steadfast has purchased Gold Seal Practice Management and Gold Seal Intellectual Property, boosting its capabilities in compliance, training, customer experience and human resources management...

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IAG names Nick Hawkins as CEO

21 September 2020

IAG has named Nick Hawkins as CEO following a recruitment process started after Peter Harmer said in April that he would retire by the end of the year...

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QBE Group CEO departs after female employee complaint

1 September 2020

QBE Insurance Group CEO Pat Regan is leaving the company following an external investigation concerning workplace communications that revealed poor judgment, the company said today...

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Vivek Bhatia to leave QBE

7 August 2020

QBE CEO Australia Pacific Vivek Bhatia will leave this month, the insurer announced this morning…

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Vero takes out Gold Mansfield Award

23 July 2020

Vero has won this year’s Gold Mansfield Award for excellence in claims handling, taking out the honour in a tight contest…

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Finalists announced for Mansfield Awards

21 July 2020

Finalists for the Mansfield Awards for excellence in claims have been named today ahead of an awards presentation on Thursday...

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Dransfield to depart Suncorp in corporate shake-up

1 July 2020

Suncorp CEO Insurance Gary Dransfield will leave the company this month as part of a major corporate shake-up that involves a new operating model and structure...

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Insurance Council names new CEO

19 May 2020

The Insurance Council of Australia has appointed Commonwealth Bank’s Andrew Hall as its next CEO, replacing Rob Whelan in September...

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Peter Harmer to retire as IAG MD

8 April 2020

IAG MD and CEO Peter Harmer will retire at the end of this year after going through "a period of illness" last year, the insurer announced today...

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AUB drops MGA Whittles acquisition

30 March 2020

AUB Group says it will not go ahead with the planned $140 million acquisition of Adelaide-based MGA Whittles Group that was announced last month, after assessing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak...

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IAG announces COVID-19 customer support package

27 March 2020

IAG has unveiled a series of measures to support travel and small business customers hit by the coronavirus outbreak – and other insurers are expected to follow suit…

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Steadfast Convention falls victim to coronavirus

11 March 2020

The annual Steadfast Convention, due to take place in Perth from March 22, has been cancelled due to “ongoing concerns” about COVID-19…

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