Long waits, high costs and less-than-satisfactory service are just some of the complaints with traditional taxi services that led to the proliferation of Uber and other ride-hire services in Australia and around the globe. These advance-booking companies are on the rise[…]
What issues will the insurance industry face in 2016?
A number of challenges are in store for insurers in 2016 according to Martin Bradley, Ernst and Young’s global insurance, finance, risk and actuarial leader. In an interview with Insurance Business, Mr. Bradley outlined a number of issues insurance professionals in[…]
How are millennials affecting the insurance industry?
Technology is posing a risk to insurance, and it’s not just from cyberthreats. When any new generation comes into prominence, it can bring along drastic, sweeping change that affects nearly all aspects of society. Generation Y, known as the millennials,[…]
Preparing for the rising cost of natural disasters
Many Australians are on the road to recovery after a summer of extreme weather events, including a tornado in Sydney and bushfires in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. The damages affected many sectors across commercial and residential areas, and[…]
Does your lawn mowing startup need business insurance?
With all the flexibility that it offers, there’s no wondering why many people want to be their own boss with a new startup. As of 2013, nearly one million Australians aged 15 and over were independent contractors, approximately 9 per cent[…]
Why landlords should make sure they are covered when renting to students
Summer is drawing to a close, and class will be back in session soon. Landlords near universities all over the country are preparing to open up their properties for new and returning students, but they need to make sure they[…]