Finance industry plagued by ‘culture of ageism’
The vast majority of finance professionals insist age discrimination is prevalent in Australia’s financial services industry. So how can we cure this damaging epidemic?
Austbrokers stake regional claim with acquisition
Broking giant Austbrokers has snapped up its latest brokerage in an acquisition which it claims marks a “formal flag in the ground” in an Australian geography where more purchases are now planned…
ASIC strikes blow for brokers in online battle
Regulator ASIC is closely monitoring the operations of comparison websites and has “already identified a number of concerns” about how the sites are operating. What are these rivals to brokers doing wrong?
UN courts Australian insurance industry
What can the Australia insurance industry do to solve international problems? The United Nations has met with the Insurance Council of Australia to discuss the future of insurance...
QBE’s CFO denies departure rumours
The chief financial officer of QBE is staying with the insurance giant despite a recent earnings downgrade which has fuelled speculation of his departure. But how long is he planning to stick around?
How much is your boss making? CEO salaries revealed
From insurance broker to CEO. It’s certainly possible, but what are your chances of becoming a head honcho one day? And how much could you earn when you get there?
Brokers halted by ‘unimpressive’ market growth
Insurance brokers in Australia will generate revenues of nearly $2bn in 2012, but their overall growth has been stuttering in recent years. Why? Where will the local broking market head next?