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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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Aon to merge with Willis Towers Watson

10 March 2020

Aon has announced it will acquire Willis Towers Watson to create an $US80 billion broking giant...

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AUB takes full ownership of MGA Whittles

17 February 2020

AUB Group will take full ownership of Adelaide-based MGA Whittles in a $140 million deal...

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Ben Bessell to leave IAG

21 January 2020

Group Executive Ben Bessell will leave IAG at the end of March, the insurer announced today...

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Underinsurance fears flagged as bushfire losses hit $1.34 billion

14 January 2020

Insurance industry sources have warned that significant numbers of bushfire-affected homeowners could be underinsured, and that the issue could develop into a political storm...

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Zurich ends agreement with Blue Zebra

13 January 2020

Blue Zebra is exploring opportunities with South African owned insurer Youi, after Zurich announced it will cease providing security for the underwriting agency...

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Gallagher brings in Katherine Simmonds as Head of Corporate

13 January 2020

Gallagher Australia has appointed Katherine Simmonds, most recently with Willis Towers Watson, as Head of Corporate...

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Bushfire losses set to pass $1 billion

10 January 2020

Insured losses from the ongoing bushfire catastrophe which has devastated areas of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and SA have reached $939 million, and are still rising...

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Bushfire crisis: insurers meet Treasurer as losses hit $700 million

7 January 2020

A general insurance industry delegation met Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today to discuss the response to the ongoing bushfire catastrophe...

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Townsend leaves AIG

7 January 2020

AIG’s International General Insurance CEO Chris Townsend has left the company to pursue other opportunities...

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AUB drops Coverforce takeover plan

9 December 2019

AUB has abandoned its plan to acquire Coverforce Holdings after failing to gain access to key documents required to finalise the deal...

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AIG names new Australia CEO

8 November 2019

AIG has appointed Fairfax Financial executive Nigel Fitzgerald as CEO Australia, taking over from Noel Condon who will leave the business...

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Former Dual claims manager gets 9.5 years' jail

18 October 2019

Former Dual Australia claims manager Josie Gonzalez has been sentenced to 9.5 years in jail and her husband Alvaro to 7.5 years for defrauding the underwriting agency of $17.4 million...

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Suncorp appoints Steve Johnston Group CEO

9 September 2019

Suncorp has named Steve Johnston as Group CEO following the departure of Michael Cameron in late May...

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AUB says its buying Coverforce, but management says its not for sale

2 August 2019

AUB Group says it intends to acquire Coverforce Holdings after reaching agreement with the brokerage’s private equity investor Pemba Capital Partners…

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AUB resets AIMS mission after IBNA exit

29 July 2019

AUB Group has announced a restructure of AIMS, its former joint venture between Austbrokers and independent broking group IBNA...

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Allianz strikes gold at Mansfields

26 July 2019

Allianz Australia has won the Gold Mansfield Award for excellence in claims-handling for the second year in a row...

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