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Suncorp tops up potential COVID-19 loss provision by $125m

Suncorp tops up potential COVID-19 loss provision by $125m

Australia's insurance industry awaits the outcome of a test case that will determine if policyholders can claim for business losses related to the pandemic.

  • by Charlotte Grieve

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The suburbs hardest hit by Sydney's lengthening storm season

The suburbs hardest hit by Sydney's lengthening storm season

The Hills, upper north shore and Sutherland districts were the regions hardest hit by storms last year, as an insurance expert warns suburban homeowners are not prepared.

  • by Mary Ward
Holiday home insurance dilemma for owners during lockdown

Holiday home insurance dilemma for owners during lockdown

Extended periods away from your holiday home may affect your insurance policy. It's important to check with your insurer if you are unable to visit due to lockdown restrictions.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Lifting the lid on home insurance price gouging
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Lifting the lid on home insurance price gouging

Australians pay $3.6 billion more than we should across a range of household bills because we are too loyal.

  • by Joel Gibson
How to ‘mystery shop’ to check if you are being ripped off

How to ‘mystery shop’ to check if you are being ripped off

New customers and those who demand a better deal usually get treated much better than those who are loyal and never complain. 

  • by Joel Gibson
IAG warns homeowners in fire-prone areas could be priced out of insurance

IAG warns homeowners in fire-prone areas could be priced out of insurance

The insurance giant has called for greater action on climate change after its profit took a massive hit from extreme weather events such as fires, floods and hail.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
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Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b

Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b

As the cost of this summer's blazes begins to rival that of Victoria's Black Saturday fires, a survey has found climate change is the number one concern of insurance firms.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
'Unprecedented' fires, hail and floods cost Suncorp $674m in claims

'Unprecedented' fires, hail and floods cost Suncorp $674m in claims

Suncorp has seen a spike in claims as a result of the wild summer weather, but the company's reinsurance protection might be enough to shield its balance sheet.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Building safety reforms must create a strong independent regulator

Building safety reforms must create a strong independent regulator

Since terrifying cracks in masonry forced the evacuation of the Opal Tower apartment block in Homebush it has been clear that something must be done to raise the quality of buildings in NSW.

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IAG disaster claims budget blown as bushfire claims hit $160m

IAG disaster claims budget blown as bushfire claims hit $160m

Insurance giant IAG says 2800 customer have made claims as Australia's catastrophic bushfire season pushed its natural disaster claims bill above budget.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Bushfire insurance claims put added pressure on premiums

Bushfire insurance claims put added pressure on premiums

As climate change causes more frequent severe weather events and ferocious fires, experts say it's a matter of if, not when, insurance premiums will go up.

  • by Charlotte Grieve