insuranceNEWS.com.au https://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2020 Broker survey uncovers scale of renewals challenge https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/broker-survey-uncovers-scale-of-renewals-challenge https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/broker-survey-uncovers-scale-of-renewals-challenge Catastrophe claims combined with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic have created the most difficult insurance market conditions for almost two decades, brokers say – and there’s no immediate end in sight...

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Leaders hit back over 'failing businesses' claim https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/leaders-hit-back-over-failing-businesses-claim https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/leaders-hit-back-over-failing-businesses-claim General insurance industry leaders have rebutted a law firm’s claim that insurance businesses will collapse as a result of COVID-19 pandemic claims, disruption and associated global recession...

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Hackers using 'big game hunting' tactics to target businesses https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/hackers-using-big-game-hunting-tactics-to-target-businesses https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/hackers-using-big-game-hunting-tactics-to-target-businesses Digital criminals are stepping up their attacks on businesses using a new tactic described as “big game cyber hunting” to extort ransom from victims, law firm Clyde and Co says...

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Early start expected for East Gippsland fire season https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/early-start-expected-for-east-gippsland-fire-season https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/early-start-expected-for-east-gippsland-fire-season East Gippsland’s fire season could start early for a third straight year due to persistent dry conditions, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre’s latest outlook says...

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Only car and home insurance considered essential: survey https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/only-car-and-home-insurance-considered-essential-survey https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/only-car-and-home-insurance-considered-essential-survey Car and home and contents insurance are the only risk products considered as essential by domestic policyholders, according to a KPMG survey of 1500 consumers...

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Brokers code committee launches new website https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/brokers-code-committee-launches-new-website https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/brokers-code-committee-launches-new-website The Insurance Brokers Code Compliance Committee has launched a new website today that it hopes will improve standards in the broking industry...

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