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  • Australia: QBE partners Jupiter to handle climate risk

    Australia's largest global insurer QBE Insurance Group yesterday announced its partnership with Jupiter, an emerging leader in predicting and managing climate risk.

    Asia | 17 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Insurance giant posts higher insurance margin in FY2018

    Australia's biggest insurer, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), yesterday announced that the underlying margin in its insurance business increased to 14.1% for the year ended 30 June 2018 (FY2018) compared to 12.4% in FY2017.

    Asia | 16 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Motoring clubs drive insurance recommendations in motor & property sectors

    Two new studies have revealed that RACQ and RAC WA are Australia's Most Recommended Brands in motor and property insurance respectively for 2018.

    Asia | 14 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Four insurers command 70% of market --Productivity Commission

    General insurance markets in Australia are concentrated, according to the findings of an inquiry conducted by the Productivity Commission.

    Asia | 13 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Life major TAL enters deal to acquire Suncorp Life

    TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, yesterday announced that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement to acquire Suncorp's Australian life insurance business for a cash consideration of approximately A$640m ($473m) plus adjusted net worth on completion.

    Asia | 10 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Dentists call for health savings accounts

    Australia's peak dental body is urging the federal government to encourage consumers to save for their own dental and allied health care, a move which it says can remove many of the weaknesses of the current system without undermining the existing hospital private health insurance (PHI) system.

    Asia | 09 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Govt urged to drop plan for health insurance discount for young adults

    The federal government is being urged to scrap its plan to allow health insurance companies to offer discounts to young adults, with critics warning this will only increase the prevalence of low-value junk policies.

    Asia | 08 Aug 2018
  • Australia: Health insurer acquires QBE's travel insurance business

    Health insurer nib holdings limited (nib) has announced the acquisition of QBE's travel insurance business (QBE Travel), Australia's fourth largest travel insurer, for a total consideration of up to A$25m ($18.5bn).

    Asia | 06 Aug 2018
  • Giving up security for convenience

    F5 Networks recently conducted a research study with to find out what consumers' perceptions and attitudes were towards the trade-off between security and convenience. Surveying 3,800 respondents across seven markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore) in Asia Pacific it discovered that 53% of Asia Pacific's consumers prioritised security over convenience.

    AIRPlus | 03 Aug 2018
  • Overall CAT losses of $33bn in 1H2018 a welcome relief

    Total economic losses from global natural disasters in the first half of this year amounted to $33bn, which was significantly below the $65bn recorded in 1H2017 and the 30-year average of $68.3bn. Meanwhile, global insured losses from 1H2018 came in at $17bn, compared to $25.5bn in the same period last year, and the 30-year average of $17.5bn.

    AIRPlus | 02 Aug 2018

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