New builders warranty scheme could force small tradies out of industry
A new consumer protection fund to replace a builders warranty scheme will do more harm to the sector than good, according to a property expert.
Weekly wrap: Insurers and underwriters band together to raise thousands for charity
PLUS: Lloyd’s of London shuffles the deck as a veteran takes new role, and JLT Australia reaches out to China.
Two more years: explanation wanted for builders warranty reform delay
A parliamentary committee is demanding that a state government explains why crucial builders warranty reforms could take two years to implement.
Insurers called on to invest, not just 'bank the difference'
Premiums will continue to fall, but a leading voice on the Australian insurance market has said a benign claims environment puts the onus on insurers to invest profits in new products - not bank them.
Five Minutes With...Leanne Holeszko, Westcourt General
Leanne Holeszko, national business development manager at Westcourt General expresses concerns over companies using direct channels to buy commercial insurance, affordable property insurance, and a surprise birthday present that needed insurance.
Brisbane Lions crack the whip on brokers
Brokers swapped their suits for sneakers when they were put through their paces by the Brisbane Lions at a training session.
Insurer declares ‘stable premiums’ in GI division
An insurance company has assured stakeholders that general insurance premiums will stay "relatively stable into the future", which it says will be welcomed by customers.
Aussie insurer is named ‘best of the best’
An Australian insurance company has pipped at the post more than 120 organisations across the country to win the highest accolade for employee engagement.
Coles launches into life insurance
Not content with car and home insurance offerings, supermarket giant Coles has made a leap into life insurance, offering cover for as little as $1 a week.
Nine top tips to survive renewal season
Brisbane Lions performance psychologist Tracey Veivers tells Vero how brokers can avoid getting stressed during the renewal season.