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Insurers agree to investigate cyclone reinsurance pool

18 November 2019

The feasibility of a government-backed cyclone reinsurance pool will be examined as a possible measure to bring down premiums in northern Australia...

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Bushfire losses race up to $110 million

18 November 2019

The insurance industry has raised the loss estimates from the latest bushfire catastrophe in NSW and Queensland to $110 million as claims continue to pour in...

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Aviation, cropping clients face tough markets: Gallagher

18 November 2019

Aviation clients are seeing soaring premiums, the crop insurance market is becoming more difficult amid drought, while natural peril and public liability costs are increasing, broker Gallagher says in a half-yearly market update...

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Australian prices rise amid global market rally: Marsh

18 November 2019

Commercial premium price increases in the Pacific region, where Australia is the largest market, rose 18.8% in the third quarter, as global gains accelerated, Marsh says...

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CHUís Lehane honoured as top CEO

18 November 2019

The head of strata insurer CHU has been named Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year...

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Brokers low on the list for SMEs seeking advice

18 November 2019

SMEs are turning to financial advisers, accountants and the internet for advice on insurance, ahead of using brokers with expertise in the area, a QBE report finds...

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Travellers off track with risky destinations

18 November 2019

Risky or “off the beaten track” destinations are attractive to 87% of Australians aspiring to travel overseas, research commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Understand Insurance initiative shows...

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Travel disputes keep AFCA busy

18 November 2019

Travel claims are the leading cause of general insurance disputes since October 1, when the Australian Financial Complaints Authority began naming companies in its rulings...

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