Steadfast has announced a record first half in terms of gross written premium (GWP) placed by its network of brokers. The firm announced that its brokers had placed $2.6bn worth of GWP in the first half up 8 per cent as underlying net profit after tax also rose by 8.4 per cent to $32.4m. Robert […]
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On March 10 of this year, news broke that Niran Peiris, managing director of Allianz Australia, has been appointed to the board of management of the global Allianz Group, effective from 1 January 2018. It was announced that Peiris, who has been with Allianz Australia for 16 years, will assume responsibility for the property and […]
Insurers back national cladding probe after UK disaster Australian insurers are backing a national survey of buildings using flammable cladding in the wake of the devastating blaze that killed at least 58 people in London’s Grenfell Tower. Experts have warned the disaster could be replicated in Australia, and the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) […]
A recent survey has revealed that 90% of Australian organisations have faced some sort of cybersecurity compromise during the 2015-16 financial year, highlighting the need for cyber insurance to avoid massive financial losses from a cyber attack. The survey by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) polled 113 organisations, 90% of which claimed to have […]
Small business owners largely emerged as winners in the 2017 Federal Budget – with a number of new measures aimed at SMEs. On 9 May 2017, the Federal Budget was handed down – with the Government proposing some key incentives aimed at boosting small business in Australia. But, while most of the reforms set out […]