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 2020 Peter Harmer to retire as IAG MD https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/peter-harmer-to-retire-as-iag-md https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/peter-harmer-to-retire-as-iag-md 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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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:15:00 +1000
AUB drops MGA Whittles acquisition https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-drops-mga-whittles-acquisition https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-drops-mga-whittles-acquisition 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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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:35:00 +1100
IAG announces COVID-19 customer support package https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-announces-covid-19-customer-support-package https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-announces-covid-19-customer-support-package 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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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:06:00 +1100
Steadfast Convention falls victim to coronavirus https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-convention-falls-victim-to-coronavirus https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-convention-falls-victim-to-coronavirus 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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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:20:00 +1100
Aon to merge with Willis Towers Watson https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aon-to-merge-with-willis-towers-watson https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aon-to-merge-with-willis-towers-watson Aon has announced it will acquire Willis Towers Watson to create an $US80 billion broking giant...

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Tue, 10 Mar 2020 09:26:00 +1100
AUB takes full ownership of MGA Whittles https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-takes-full-ownership-of-mga-whittles https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-takes-full-ownership-of-mga-whittles AUB Group will take full ownership of Adelaide-based MGA Whittles in a $140 million deal...

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:26:00 +1100
Ben Bessell to leave IAG https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ben-bessell-to-leave-iag https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ben-bessell-to-leave-iag Group Executive Ben Bessell will leave IAG at the end of March, the insurer announced today...

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Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:15:00 +1100
Underinsurance fears flagged as bushfire losses hit $1.34 billion https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/underinsurance-fears-flagged-as-bushfire-losses-hit-1-34-billion https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/underinsurance-fears-flagged-as-bushfire-losses-hit-1-34-billion 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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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:35:00 +1100
Zurich ends agreement with Blue Zebra https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/zurich-ends-agreement-with-blue-zebra https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/zurich-ends-agreement-with-blue-zebra 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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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:02:00 +1100
Gallagher brings in Katherine Simmonds as Head of Corporate https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/gallagher-brings-in-katherine-simmonds-as-head-of-corporate https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/gallagher-brings-in-katherine-simmonds-as-head-of-corporate Gallagher Australia has appointed Katherine Simmonds, most recently with Willis Towers Watson, as Head of Corporate...

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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:58:00 +1100