Eyewitness account: Brokers susceptible to cyber-attacks
Irene Kendall, co-founder and director of document management software business Technosoft Solutions, has seen several brokers fall victim to cyber-attacks, including one particularly severe case.
General Insurance Code is ‘tool in arsenal for brokers’
The General Insurance Code of Practice may not apply to brokers but they can use it to help their clients, a leading insurance lawyer has claimed.
Employee share plans could turn brokerage employees around
Brokers who make more use of employee share plans to engage and motivate their employees to think and act more like business owners could improve productivity by 15%.
Insurance agency launches niche motor offering
After enjoying several years of success delivering a niche product line to New Zealand, an insurance agency is now bringing the offering to brokers in the Australian market.
Brokers must build business community groups around them to survive
Brokers must provide more than just insurance solutions in future, and need to work with other non-insurance professionals if they are to survive, say top brokers.
Funeral insurance should be “off air” in ten years
An insurance professional dubbed funeral insurance “a waste of money” at NIBA 2014 and is calling for advertising of such products to be stopped.
NZ broking boss to Aussie brokers: ‘Get in there and get in there quick’
The CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand, having recently weathered two devastating earthquakes, delivered some stark advice to his Aussie neighbours at the NIBA Convention yesterday.
Privately-owned premium funder unveils new low rate for brokers
A premium funder has released a new low rate corporate offering for brokers, said be one of the lowest in the market.
NIBA names national award winners
An Aussie insurance broking boss has been crowned NIBA Broker of the Year. Read on to find out who else scooped this year’s awards, including the General Insurer of the Year.
Chris Dougherty : Going Coastal
Westlawn has been a familiar name in northern NSW for 50 years. Its general manager of insurance, Chris Dougherty, tells Kevin Eddy how the firm and the region are growing together