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 2019 Former Dual claims manager gets 9.5 years' jail https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/former-dual-claims-manager-gets-9-5-years-jail https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/former-dual-claims-manager-gets-9-5-years-jail 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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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:08:00 +1100
Suncorp appoints Steve Johnston Group CEO https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/suncorp-appoints-steve-johnston-group-ceo https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/suncorp-appoints-steve-johnston-group-ceo Suncorp has named Steve Johnston as Group CEO following the departure of Michael Cameron in late May...

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Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:09:00 +1000
AUB says itís buying Coverforce, but management says itís not for sale https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-says-its-buying-coverforce-but-management-says-its-not-for-sale https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-says-its-buying-coverforce-but-management-says-its-not-for-sale 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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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:44:00 +1000
AUB resets AIMS mission after IBNA exit https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-resets-aims-mission-after-ibna-exit https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-resets-aims-mission-after-ibna-exit AUB Group has announced a restructure of AIMS, its former joint venture between Austbrokers and independent broking group IBNA...

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Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:59:00 +1000
Allianz strikes gold at Mansfields https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-strikes-gold-at-mansfields https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-strikes-gold-at-mansfields Allianz Australia has won the Gold Mansfield Award for excellence in claims-handling for the second year in a row...

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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:46:00 +1000
Chubb unveils new division, key appointments https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/chubb-unveils-new-division-key-appointments https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/chubb-unveils-new-division-key-appointments Chubb has set up a new small commercial and mid-market division, to be headed by former Calibre CEO Mike Hooton, as it reports rapid growth in SME business.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:43:00 +1000
PSC buys Griffiths Goodall brokerage https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/psc-buys-griffiths-goodall-brokerage https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/psc-buys-griffiths-goodall-brokerage PSC Insurance Group will buy the broking business of Shepparton-based Griffiths Goodall, which was the target of an Australian Securities and Investments Commission raid earlier this year...

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Tue, 09 Jul 2019 09:18:00 +1000
Jury finds Josie and Alvaro Gonzalez guilty of Dual fraud https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/jury-finds-josie-and-alvaro-gonzalez-guilty-of-dual-fraud https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/jury-finds-josie-and-alvaro-gonzalez-guilty-of-dual-fraud A jury today returned a guilty verdict in the $17.4 million Dual fraud trial involving the underwriting agency’s former national claims manager Josie Gonzalez and her husband Alvaro…

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 12:55:00 +1000
Allianz to exit Australia and NZ long-tail risks https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-to-exit-australia-and-nz-long-tail-risks https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/allianz-to-exit-australia-and-nz-long-tail-risks Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty will cease underwriting long-tail financial risks in Australia and New Zealand from September following a strategic review of the business...

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Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:43:00 +1000
Tokio Marine buys IAG specialist agency https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/tokio-marine-buys-iag-specialist-agency https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/tokio-marine-buys-iag-specialist-agency IAG has sold its Accident and Health International Underwriting agency to Tokio Marine Management...

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 09:47:00 +1000