Austbrokers news

  • Financial advisers flock to risk

    In a move that might worry some insurance brokers, Australia's financial planners are becoming increasingly reliant on risk advice to drive business income.

  • Insurance? No thanks, I’ll have the steak

    You’ve just got a payrise. Do you pump the extra cash into insurance coverage or splurge it all eating out? No prizes for guessing Australia’s answer to that question...

  • 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?