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A better way? Broking leader criticises lack of consultation on SME support

6 April 2020

Insurer measures to support virus-affected SME clients by deferring premium payments are "well-intentioned" but not the best solution, AUB Group CEO and MD Mike Emmett says...

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Insurers offer SME help as ACCC clears way

6 April 2020

Suncorp, QBE and Allianz have outlined assistance measures for small businesses, following action by IAG, after receiving regulatory approval that also clears the way for other insurers and brokers to provide similar support for customers during the coronavirus outbreak...

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Travel insurers receive 15,000 virus claims

6 April 2020

Travel insurance customers have lodged almost 15,000 claims related to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) warns many will not be paid due to pandemic and "known event" exclusions...

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Bushfire potential 'remains higher during autumn'

6 April 2020

Some regions, including parts of WA, face above-normal fire potential this autumn, according to the latest seasonal report from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre...

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Perils estimates February storm losses at $794 million

6 April 2020

An east coast low which hit Queensland and NSW in February caused property losses of $794 million, catastrophe data company Perils says.

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Consumer focus strengthened in revised NZ code

6 April 2020

Commitments to act transparently, with integrity and in utmost good faith have been made clearer in the revised Insurance Council of New Zealand code of practice that took effect on Wednesday...

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