Swiss Re news

  • Three resignations from ICA board

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has announced three resignations from its board, with key representatives from Zurich, RAC Insurance and Allianz all departing in 2012.

  • ICA appoints direct insurance advocates in overhaul

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has raided the direct-focused sections of Suncorp and IGA for a new president and deputy president. But is Australia's broking community underrepresented on the ICA board?

  • Self-insurance revolution threatens brokers

    Every year thousands more firms are using self-insurance and saving internally for risks rather than taking out insurance policies, according to a new report. Avoiding brokers’ commissions is a key driver too…

  • Floods emerge as industry's biggest loss generator

    With flood losses now rivalling the pay-outs from earthquakes, one reinsurer is out to raise greater awareness of floods, their risks and the role of insurance in addressing their impact...

  • IB1.03

    For the first time ever, Australia’s very best insurance brokerages are ranked in Insurance Business’ Top 10 rankings; Attracting young staff; The big five; Motor & transport insurance; Adrian Humphreys; Underwriting agencies; Plan to succeed; Kurt Karl; Broker focus

  • Aussie retail giant expands insurance offering

    Brokers will face yet more direct competition as an Australian retail giant plans to rapidly expand its range of “easy, accessible and affordable” insurance offerings.