Sydney storm costs continue to rise
The ICA has released its latest figures on the damage caused by the storms that hit parts of New South Wales earlier this week, while major insurers have given their own estimates.
BREAKING NEWS: ASIC comparison website goes live
The regulator has launched its comparison site designed to guide consumers through insurance purchases in cyclone-prone areas of Far North Queensland.
Major insurance players welcome North Queensland taskforce
A government-sponsored taskforce into insurance issues in North Queensland has received the backing of leading insurers and industry bodies.
Major insurer appoints new head of commercial distribution
One of the largest insurers in Australia has announced the appointment of the leader of its commercial distribution team.
International recognition for risk mitigation group
The results are in and an Australian industry risk mitigation program has been recognised for its work by the United Nations.
The implications of the IAG/Wesfarmers deal has occupied many minds over the last few months, but there’s one man who could undo the whole thing: ACCC chief Rod Sims.
National manager appointed to Aussie underwriting business
One of the largest insurers in Australia has announced a new national manager for one of its underwriting businesses, it has been announced.
Harmer has been quietly reworking CGU’s business over the last year to make it a leaner, more nimble operation.
While the Steadfast IPO may have been the story of 2013, it was IAG’s purchase of a large tranche of Wesfarmers’ insurance arm that should take the title of Coup of the Year – especially as IAG was only linked with the sale a few days before it was finalised.
Previously working as an underwriter for IAG Group in New Zealand, Sarah Kempton’s first year and a half in insurance broking in Darwin has been a resounding success, having quickly built a rapport with her clients and gained a strong knowledge of commercial products.