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 2017 Insurtechs force industry to keep up http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/insurtechs-force-industry-to-keep-up http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/insurtechs-force-industry-to-keep-up Australia’s major insurers are building their digital strengths in response to the insurtech challenge, according to IT consultant Capgemini…

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Rate rises to lift NZ insurers, S&P says http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/rate-rises-to-lift-nz-insurers-sp-says http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/rate-rises-to-lift-nz-insurers-sp-says New Zealand property and casualty insurers will receive an earnings boost from rate rises in personal and commercial lines, according to S&P Global Ratings…

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Annual vehicle theft figures rise http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/annual-vehicle-theft-figures-rise http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/annual-vehicle-theft-figures-rise The number of vehicle thefts nationwide grew 4% to 56,184 last financial year, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council…

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Flammable cladding ‘faces coverage rejection’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/flammable-cladding-faces-coverage-rejection http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/flammable-cladding-faces-coverage-rejection Buildings featuring flammable cladding that does not adhere to Australian standards may find it hard to access full insurance cover, according to Strata Community Insurance…

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Road crashes take $30 billion toll on economy http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/road-crashes-take-30-billion-toll-on-economy http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/road-crashes-take-30-billion-toll-on-economy Deaths, injuries and other consequences of road accidents cost the economy almost $30 billion a year, according to the Australian Automobile Association…

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Quake settlements tracking ahead of expectations http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/quake-settlements-tracking-ahead-of-expectations http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/quake-settlements-tracking-ahead-of-expectations Private insurers have settled or partially settled 59% of residential and commercial claims from the Kaikoura earthquake, the Insurance Council of New Zealand says…

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