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Insurance News Sept 2015

Catastrophes slice industry profits almost in half

Post-quake reputation worries NZ insurers

Global warming raises triple threat

Logging ‘increases bushfire risk’

EQC pledges to fix shoddy repairs

ICNZ appoints code committee

Windswept IAG records 41% profit plunge

QBE ready to grow as profits soar

Soft market hits Centrepoint premium funding

Willis targets resource sector with WA acquisition

Date set for Suncorp CEO handover

QBE to increase stake in Indian venture

Asian expansion pushes up Cover-More profit

Technology expert to join IAG’s digital drive

New CRO leads senior appointments at Ansvar

Far Out Friday: Boy punches hole in $2.1 million painting

Weekly Wrap: Research reveals $36 billion reasons to scrap insurance taxes

Austbrokers announces small gains in tough market

Steadfast reveals acquisition war chest

Ratings agency reviews QBE

Australia’s ‘happiest’ insurance customers named

Steadfast announces bumper results

Insurance leader backs brokers

Zurich make $12 billion offer for RSA merger

Innovative new cover to be launched

QBE boost to overseas investment

Insurer announces price cut

Free app to fight under-insurance

Insurer announces ‘pivotal appointment’

IAG stresses Asian growth

Chinese explosions could cost 2 major insurers US$1.5 billion

Lloyd’s addresses drone risks

IAG takes 30% hit on insurance profit

Technology stokes insurers’ fears

NSW at risk amid ‘massive underinvestment’ in flood mitigation

Court rules against insurers in NSW bushfire case

Hospitals face flammable cladding fears

NIBA promotes advice on strata cover

Austbrokers builds on non-broker assets

Steadfast eyes Asia as acquisitions drive growth

Austbrokers acquires corporate broker

Ansvar helps UK parent post profit surge

Moody’s may upgrade QBE ratings

Move into general insurance pays off for Australian Unity

Humphreys takes helm at Steadfast IRS

iSelect profit jumps on diversified strategy

NZ tourism group partners with JLT, AIG

El Niño could be ‘strongest ever’

NZ insurer CBL announces Aussie acquisition

Brokers offered huge convention prizes

Brokers on Underwriting Agencies survey

Insurer announces tech update ‘to compete and grow’

Austbrokers announces latest acquisition

Insurers name their biggest risks

Inaugural industry awards announce nominees

Is the end of the soft market almost here?

Sparke Helmore announces new insurance hire

ASIC funding under review

Workers comp changes take shape

Austbrokers ‘not looking at Asia’

NIBA launches broker guide to key market

Austbrokers announces small gains in tough market