insuranceNEWS.com.au https://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2021 Steadfast acquires majority stake in global broker group https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-majority-stake-in-global-broker-group https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-majority-stake-in-global-broker-group Steadfast has acquired a majority 60% stake in unisonSteadfast, a global network of independent insurance brokers based in Hamburg and Chicago...

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IAG appoints top Australia, NZ executives https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-appoints-top-australia-nz-executives https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-appoints-top-australia-nz-executives IAG has appointed top executives for its Australian intermediated and direct businesses after last year announcing it was splitting the local division and introducing a new structure...

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021 09:28:00 +1100
QBE names new Group CEO https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/qbe-names-new-group-ceo https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/qbe-names-new-group-ceo QBE has appointed Andrew Horton as its new permanent Group CEO, replacing interim chief Richard Pryce in September...

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:58:00 +1100
ICA announces launch of second business interruption test case https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ica-announces-launch-of-second-business-interruption-test-case https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ica-announces-launch-of-second-business-interruption-test-case Federal Court of Australia proceedings have commenced to test the application of “further issues” in relation to pandemic coverage in business interruption policies...

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:06:00 +1100
UK broking leader buys big stake in Resilium https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/uk-broking-leader-buys-big-stake-in-resilium https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/uk-broking-leader-buys-big-stake-in-resilium Authorised representative network Resilium has secured a strategic investment from Ardonagh Group, giving the UK’s largest independent insurance broker a majority stake in the business...

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Tue, 16 Feb 2021 13:47:00 +1100
QBE appoints Sue Houghton Australia & Pacific CEO https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/qbe-appoints-sue-houghton-australia-pacific-ceo https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/qbe-appoints-sue-houghton-australia-pacific-ceo QBE Group has appointed Westpac insurance head Sue Houghton as its Australia and Pacific CEO, effective from August...

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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 09:17:00 +1100
Howden, Steadfast enter broking partnership https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/howden-steadfast-enter-broking-partnership https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/howden-steadfast-enter-broking-partnership International group Howden will expand in Australia through a strategic broking partnership with Steadfast...

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:20:00 +1100
icare appoints Richard Harding as CEO https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/icare-appoints-richard-harding-as-ceo https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/icare-appoints-richard-harding-as-ceo NSW state insurer icare has appointed former Tower CEO Richard Harding as its new head, effective from Monday...

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:47:00 +1100
ACCC's final report urges broker commissions ban https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/acccs-final-report-urges-broker-commissions-ban https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/acccs-final-report-urges-broker-commissions-ban 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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Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:54:00 +1100
Allianz buys Westpac insurance business https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-buys-westpac-insurance-business https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-buys-westpac-insurance-business 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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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:38:00 +1100