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If insurance was free, would there still be an underinsurance problem?
Nov 20 :: Even if price wasnít a factor, AMPís Chris Kirby argues that Australia would still have an under-insurance problem. This is why it is the industryís job to kill preconceptions and engage... read more

Regulatory compulsion propels commercial insurance
Oct 26 :: Australia is the second largest advanced market in Asia for commercial insurance, not least because of regulatory requirements around issues of professional indemnity, according to new... read more

Premium rates for life cover sold by advisers in decline
Oct 26 :: Premium rates for life cover products sold by financial advisers fell by an average of 10 per cent across 11 leading insurance providers between December 2004 and June 2012, according to... read more

Life insurers pay out $4 billion in 2011
Jul 01 :: The 10 biggest life insurers paid out just under $4 billion in claims in 2011 - up 11.4 per cent from 2010, according to research conducted by The Risk Store. The amount... read more

Direct life insurance up but credit insurance flat
Jun 01 :: Overall direct life insurance sales have grown 11.3 per cent in 2011 and in-force annual premiums are up 10.9 per cent despite flat growth in credit-related insurance sales, according to... read more


Insurance Articles

Insuring against loss of income
An important part of stress-testing yourself involves imagining what would happen if your source of income were cut off.

If you've done that and the answer scares you, there are... read more

Business Interruption Insurance - Things Every Business Needs to Know
Any business, small, medium or large is susceptible to damages from events like natural calamities, or man-made disasters. They may be forced to shut down their business due to lack of... read more

Things to Consider While Choosing Commercial Building Insurance
A commercial building is one where your business is housed. Whatever is the type of your business, be it manufacturing, sales, retail, or any service, there is certain quantum of risk for... read more

Importance of Public Liability Insurance for Small Businesses
Small businesses are more prone to risks of large financial liability. These may come in the form of litigation for not meeting the standards in the product/service as promised; employees'... read more

How to Save Up to 50% Buying Income Protection Insurance
Whether you are young and single, paying off a mortgage, raising a family or running a business, income protection insurance is possibly one of the most important insurances that you will... read more


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