Zurich news

  • Brokerage names top three insurers

    An Australian insurance brokerage has named its top three insurers in terms of claims excellence and recognised a late insurance claims personality in the process.

  • 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?

  • Insurance movers and shakers

    The biggest job moves from the Australian insurance industry, including an appointment at Lumley, a double promotion at Chartis and a complete management restructure at AXIS.

  • 10 reasons brokers are better than direct insurers

    The perennial battle of convincing clients that using a broker is better than going direct will define how successful the insurance broker channel remains. Here are 10 reasons why you are better than direct insurance.

  • Man loses phone in cow’s backside

    The wackiest mobile phone insurance claims, including a farmer’s strange case; man makes 260 threatening calls to insurer; and BrokerMind competition finds UK’s smartest insurance broker.

  • Insurer overhauls broker relations

    An Australian insurance giant has established a new division called Underwriting Services in a major restructure of how its underwriters will work with insurance brokers.

  • Insurer overhauls IT systems

    One of Australia's largest intermediary-based insurers is set to consolidate its three business lines in a new customer relationship management platform. Brokers will now benefit...

  • Insurer seeks broker feedback on digital media

    An Australian insurance giant has launched a survey for insurance brokers to discover how well the broking channel has embraced the communication revolution.

  • In focus: Professional indemnity

    The professional indemnity insurance space is congested, yet still growing. So how do insurance brokers win a slice of such a burgeoning but competitive area?

  • Why brokers need a young workforce

    EXCLUSIVE: An Australian insurance giant sits down with Insurance Business to discuss how brokers can attract young people into insurance and why it is so important they do.