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 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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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
AUB announces 360 acquisition, agency restructure https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-announces-360-acquisition-agency-restructure https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-announces-360-acquisition-agency-restructure AUB Group has purchased 360 Underwriting Solutions and announced a restructure of the company’s agencies operations into three subdivisions...

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:26:00 +1100
Insurers respond to BI defeat: QBE warns of second case, IAG enters trading halt https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/insurers-respond-to-bi-defeat-qbe-warns-of-second-case-iag-enters-trading-halt https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/insurers-respond-to-bi-defeat-qbe-warns-of-second-case-iag-enters-trading-halt QBE says industry preparations are underway for a second test case over business interruption cover for COVID-19 claims after the NSW Court of Appeal yesterday ruled against insurers on wordings citing the repealed Quarantine Act…

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:34:00 +1100
BI test case ruling goes against insurers https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/bi-test-case-ruling-goes-against-insurers https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/bi-test-case-ruling-goes-against-insurers The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled against insurers in the business interruption test case heard last month...

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:48:00 +1100
IAG’s Milliner departs, CFO appointed in shake-up https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iags-milliner-departs-cfo-appointed-in-shake-up https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iags-milliner-departs-cfo-appointed-in-shake-up IAG will split its Australian business into direct and intermediated divisions in a shake-up that will see the departure of senior executive Mark Milliner, while the insurer has also confirmed the appointment of Michelle McPherson as CFO...

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Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:12:00 +1100
Steadfast acquires Gold Seal businesses https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-gold-seal-businesses https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-gold-seal-businesses Steadfast has purchased Gold Seal Practice Management and Gold Seal Intellectual Property, boosting its capabilities in compliance, training, customer experience and human resources management...

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:27:00 +1100
IAG names Nick Hawkins as CEO https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-names-nick-hawkins-as-ceo https://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/iag-names-nick-hawkins-as-ceo IAG has named Nick Hawkins as CEO following a recruitment process started after Peter Harmer said in April that he would retire by the end of the year...

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