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Helia GWP drops as homebuyers struggle 

04 March 2024

Australia’s largest provider of lenders’ mortgage insurance, Helia Group, says gross written premium fell 42% to $185.2 million last year...

Suncorp insurance earnings rise 51% on price gains 

26 February 2024

Suncorp recorded a 51.8% rise in first-half general insurance profit after tax to $510 million, as higher premium growth lifted its key Consumer Insurance and Commercial and Personal Injury divisions in Australia...

QBE forced to act over class action message to brokers

26 February 2024

QBE has been ordered to send a corrective notice to brokers about a proposed class action, amid concerns it suggested intermediaries did not have to follow a court request to advise clients about registration...

AMA stems losses as smash repair revenues rise 

26 February 2024

Smash repairer AMA Group’s losses narrowed to $9.2 million in the first half, amid a period of upheaval that included board and executive changes and new pricing arrangements...

Agile syndicate set for April launch 

19 February 2024

Agile Underwriting’s new syndicate will “shorten the chain” between Australian brokers and Lloyd’s specialty expertise, sources say...

Costigan leaves SafetyCulture Care 

19 February 2024

SafetyCulture Care MD Frank Costigan has left the risk mitigation-focused underwriting agency, as it looks to expand in the US...

Tower upbeat on earnings outlook 

19 February 2024

Tower may outperform expectations this financial year after strong trading results in the first four months, the New Zealand insurer says...

Our Ark mutual hits century 

19 February 2024

Discretionary mutual Our Ark has signed up its 100th member three years after its launch in December 2020, and now protects about $2.5 billion of assets across the country...

Everest eyes Australian growth

12 February 2024

New York-listed Everest Group is looking to grow its Australian presence, President and CEO Juan Andrade told a fourth-quarter earnings call last week...

Crisis-hit CCI reports net loss

12 February 2024

Catholic Church Insurance recorded a net loss of $274.2 million last financial year as it entered run-off...

Envest trio join forces

12 February 2024

Envest businesses Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers, Arete Risk & Insurance Solutions, and Amicus Insurance Services will merge to create an operation with more than $260 million in gross written premium and more than 130 staff...

IAG NZ announces board additions  

12 February 2024

IAG New Zealand has appointed three new non-executive directors, adding Michele Embling, Rachel Walsh and Scott Pickering to its board...