Broker network makes major Kiwi acquisition
A broker network has made a major acquisition in New Zealand, snapping up the country's second largest insurance broking network.
Industry expert questions insurers for keeping consumers ‘in the dark’ over pricing
A well-known industry expert has called for insurers to improve transparency for consumers when they take out or renew insurance.
Far Out Friday: And now for something completely different…
Performing live shows in your 70s comes with all kinds of complications and issues - not least a hefty death insurance bill.
Weekly wrap: new works compensation innovation hits market
Plus: An industry body gets a new sponsor, Wesfarmers completes the sale of its underwriting operations, and a law firm reveals key appointments.
Trusting insurer sheds light on delegating authority to brokers
Trusting brokers to handle claims may seem like a major hurdle for some insurers but one company, that has been using the process for years, explains that it benefits all parties concerned.
Australian Insurance Industry Awards finalists revealed
The finalists of the 2014 Australian Insurance Industry Awards have been revealed. Read on to find out if your employer has been shortlisted.
Five Minutes With...Heath Amber, UAC
Heath Amber, chairman of the Underwriting Agencies Council, talks about the witty advice his pioneering late grandfather in-law gave him, turning around a "challenged" business, and Lady Diana.
The top five secrets of influential people
If you’re not being paid the salary you deserve or your contributions in meetings aren’t being given the attention they merit, then you’re probably suffering from an influence deficit.
Insurance association boosts footprint; talks with 'major industry bodies' about recruitment
An ambitious insurance group has expanded its footprint in Australia and started talks with “major industry bodies" to tackle a key industry issue.
Opinion: Have some insurers forgotten why they exist?
Robert Cooper from Cooper Professional Risks thinks insurers have a lot of work to do when it comes to claims departments. Read on for a blow-by-blow breakdown of one broker's experience.