Global broker to host ‘think outside the risk’ Gold Coast conference
Insurance, corporate and academic experts will next week flock to the Gold Coast to deliver a series of presentations on the risks that are increasingly moving beyond the traditional types.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
When Kay Jackson launched Simplex Insurance in 2005, she didn’t have a single client on the books. “Our first port of call was family and friends,” she recalls, “and then we hit the phones.” Today, with a diverse yet niche-targeted brokerage that employs nine staff, she believes brokers have more opportunities than ever to grow their customer base – provided they’re willing to offer A-list service
Far-Out Friday: ‘Ghost broker’ who defrauded customers played office soundtrack in background
A criminal mastermind conned customers out of thousands of dollars, setting up a fake brokerage and a host of bogus employees including naming one after the police boss who eventually foiled his operation.
Have your say: Do the early bushfires spell more business for brokers?
As experts urge policyholders to review their cover in the wake of the early bushfires, do brokers stand to gain more business as the country braces itself for more blazes?
Three-year-old brokerage shortlisted for award
A WA brokerage is in the running to win an award for its services to the local economy.
Cluster group to revisit acquisitions
An expanding broker network has signalled plans to re-examine potential deals that are on the back burner.
Five minutes with...Brendan Forde, QBE
QBE's NSW state manager for workers compensation talks republicanism, the truth and snake handling.
Overworked brokers slapped with PI claims
Winning new clients is always a boost for a broker’s book of business but not enough ensure their client’s coverage is still adequate.
Insurers urged to take part in broker mentoring program
A mentoring program is debuting in two Australian states in just a few weeks and it’s looking for insurers and underwriters to get on board.
Young SME owners still need good advice, says insurer
An insurance giant's CEO has told brokers and insurers that they should be proactive in adapting to the digital world if they want to stay in touch with advanced customers like young entrepreneurs.