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
Comment: Code highlights role of brokers on commercial claims
The 2014 General Insurance Code introduces new compliance requirements for insurers in the retail sphere, but where does it leave brokers and clients who are predominantly commercial? Gold Seal's Lorraine Calway explains.
Premium funder reveals string of new broker initiatives
A premium funding provider is in the process of enhancing its value proposition, as it gets ready to roll out a number of new initiatives that will streamline service and reward broker loyalty.
Calliden CEO not yet considering next move after Steadfast acquisition
In the aftermath of Calliden and Steadfast revealing that the broker network is to buy the group, Insurance Business speaks to the insurance company about the deal and what will happen to the staff.
Broker network reiterates commitment to start-up agencies
A broker network has confirmed that it will continue to invest in start-up agencies, which are contributing a 40% slice to overall new business growth.
Broker network delivers 20% revenue boost
A broker network has reported growth across all three of its divisions and says a new administration system, which will enable additional efficiencies in operational activities across the group, is expected to be up and running this quarter.
Steadfast on Calliden acquisition: ‘No plans to rebrand’
Steadfast talks about its latest acquisition and Munich Re’s Aussie boss reaffirms the reinsurer’s commitment to Australia and New Zealand.
Broker network to acquire Calliden Group
A broker network has purchased an Australian insurance group and is to sell on the general insurance operations to a reinsurance company.
Insurer’s authorised representative network launches broking arm
An AR network has launched a new broking arm and has appointed a former Austbrokers general manager to head it up.
‘We’ve never been greater’, says incoming corporate broking boss
A corporate broking team, which now consists of two major broking operations, is set to be a force to be reckoned with in the insurance industry.