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Comparison website, unauthorised foreign insurers for north Queensland

23 October 2014

The Federal Government will establish a comparison website for home and contents insurance in north Queensland and allow unauthorised foreign insurers to operate in the market…

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Local

Insurer funds massive cyclone study

20 October 2014

The James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station in Townsville will examine 24,000 insurance claims to identify ways of improving the resilience of north Queensland housing…

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Corporate

QBE looks inside for Europe and US growth

20 October 2014

QBE says structural changes to its Europe and North America divisions will drive future growth, while acquisitions remain on the back burner…

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Regulatory & Government

ICA flags contradictions in APRA risk management

20 October 2014

There are “inconsistencies” in the way the industry is required to manage risk, the Insurance Council of Australia says in response to proposed changes to prudential standards…

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Financial Services

Trowbridge to chair life industry investigation

20 October 2014

A life insurance and advice working group set up by the Financial Services Council and the Association of Financial Advisers has appointed John Trowbridge as independent chairman…

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The Professional

ICA runs disaster awareness ad campaign

20 October 2014

The Insurance Council of Australia is running a major awareness campaign in the run-up to the natural disaster season…

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Zurich

International

Ebola claims may hit US insurers

20 October 2014

Ebola cases in the US could affect workers’ compensation schemes, with healthcare staff at greatest risk, the Insurance Information Institute says…

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Analysis

Tomorrow’s insurance battlefield: giant threats and innovative defences

20 October 2014

The insurance industry will be a very different place in 2025 due to innovations such as telematics and the potential intrusion of e-commerce giants such as Google and Amazon, according to…

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