insuranceNEWS.com.au http://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2019 Suncorp confirms Resilium sale http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/suncorp-confirms-resilium-sale http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/suncorp-confirms-resilium-sale Suncorp will sell its authorised representative network, Resilium, through a management buyout led by Adrian Kitchin, the company said today…

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:43:00 +1100
Steadfast acquires premium funding operation http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-premium-funding-operation http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/steadfast-acquires-premium-funding-operation Steadfast has acquired 100% of Macquarie Pacific Funding from Macquarie Bank, as it looks to take the business “to the next step”…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:02:00 +1100
Aon considers bid for Willis Towers Watson http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aon-considers-bid-for-willis-towers-watson http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aon-considers-bid-for-willis-towers-watson Aon says it is considering making an offer for rival Willis Towers Watson, in what could be the biggest merger in the global broking sector…

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:11:00 +1100
Hayne calls for general insurance commissions review http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/hayne-calls-for-general-insurance-commissions-review http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/hayne-calls-for-general-insurance-commissions-review The Hayne royal commission has stopped short of calling for a ban on general insurance commissions, instead recommending a further review…

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:37:00 +1100
AUB appoints Mike Emmett as its next CEO http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-appoints-mike-emmett-as-its-next-ceo http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/aub-appoints-mike-emmett-as-its-next-ceo Former Cover-More CEO Mike Emmett will become CEO of AUB Group from March 11, taking over from Mark Searles…

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:11:00 +1100
WTW appoints Simon Weaver as Head of Australasia http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/wtw-appoints-simon-weaver-as-head-of-australasia http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/wtw-appoints-simon-weaver-as-head-of-australasia Willis Towers Watson has appointed Simon Weaver as Head of Australasia in a change that brings the division’s management structure into line with other regions.

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Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:52:00 +1100
Sydney hailstorm declared a catastrophe as claims pour in http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/sydney-hailstorm-declared-a-catastrophe-as-claims-pour-in http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/sydney-hailstorm-declared-a-catastrophe-as-claims-pour-in Insurers are bracing for losses of hundreds of millions of dollars from last night’s Sydney hailstorm, which has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia... 

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Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:25:00 +1100
ICA condemns Fels ‘loyalty tax’ claims http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ica-condemns-fels-loyalty-tax-claims http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/ica-condemns-fels-loyalty-tax-claims The Insurance Council of Australia has hit back hard at “reckless comments” by NSW Emergency Services Levy Insurance Monitor Allan Fels that renewing policyholders are charged a “loyalty tax” in the form of higher premiums...

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Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:19:00 +1100
Northern Australia inquiry: ACCC calls for commission ban http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/northern-australia-inquiry-accc-calls-for-commission-ban http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/northern-australia-inquiry-accc-calls-for-commission-ban The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry has recommended banning broker commissions, abolishing stamp duties on policies and looking again at a comparison website as part of measures to tackle affordability issues...

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:55:00 +1100
Zurich reorganises to ‘enhance broker focus’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/zurich-reorganises-to-enhance-broker-focus http://www.insurancenews.com.au/breaking-news/zurich-reorganises-to-enhance-broker-focus Zurich Australia has shaken up its leadership structure to “strengthen and enhance its core focus on the commercial intermediated insurance market”...

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:31:00 +1100