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Edition 53 - Risky Business April 2016 - Asbestos is a hazard that can be found in most buildings built before 1986. Be aware of the risks.

Edition 52 - Risky Business March 2016 - There are Insurance covers available that are being overlooked. What are the vital ones?

Edition 51 - Risky Business February 2016 - Why do we think Under-insurance is such a scourge?

Edition 50 - Risky Business January 2016 - Cyber Risks have never been as large a threat as they are now but many businesses still have no cover

Edition 49 - Risky Business December 2015 - Small Business Contract protections are coming in to prevent unfair contract terms applying

Edition 48 - Risky Business November 2015 - Five Years in Business. 100% record on having our client's claims settled. Why is this important?

Edition 47 - Risky Business October 2015 - Could your home harm other people? We explain why.

Edition 46 - Risky Business September 2015 - Watch out for a higher than normal Bushfire season. We explain why?

Edition 45 - Risky Business August 2015 - Building materials, some can be hazardous. How can you be sure that you are not an increased Fire risk?

Edition 44 - Risky Business July 2015 - Brand Reputation is everything, how do you manage a crisis that hits your business?

Edition 43 - Risky Business June 2015 - we discuss the mistakes you can easily make running your own business and how to protect yourself

Edition 42 - Risky Business May 2015 - we discuss the gaps we see in Insurance covers and in particular Business Interruption risks.

Edition 41 - Risky Business April 2015 - we discuss what a Broker will be asking you when it comes to a renewal review for your Insurance

Edition 40 - Risky Business March 2015 - We talk about what happens if your business is sued.

Edition 39 - Risky Business February 2015 - we talk about the latent damage to Roofs from the November Hail storms and the resultant water damage

Edition 38 - Risky Business January 2015 - we talk about the aftermath of the Brisbane Storms and how it has tested Insurers and Brokers

Edition 37 - Risky Business December 2014 - we talk about the risks of that office or work christmas party and how it can go wrong.

Edition 36 - Risky Business November 2014 - be careful with policies when it comes to Insurers and how they view damage by trees or winds following a storm.

Edition 35 - Risky Business October 2014 - we talk about some of the Commercial Legal Expense covers available and in what form.

Edition 34 - Risky Business September 2014 - we discuss setting up a crisis plan in the event of a Cyber attack

Edition 33 - Risky Business August 2014 - we discuss Removal of Debris and how this is often under estimated

Edition 32 - Risky Business July 2014 - we talk about the heavy fines and reputational damage from giving yourself fake testamonials

Edition 31 - Risky Business June 2014 - we discuss the risks that now come with signing a Contract and assuming more risk than insured.

Edition 30 - Risky Business May 2014 - we look at Reputational Risks and how your brand can be affected

Edition 29 - Risky Business April 2014 - we look at Trade Credit risks and how a customer not paying their bills can send you broke.

Edition 28 - Risky Business March 2014 - we look at what Employers face as issues in 2014 and solutions to protect them.

Edition 27 - Risky Business February 2014 - again we look at the issue of Cyber Risks. Is this area being overlooked?

Edition 26 - Risky Business December 2013 - we look back at the risks that emerged or dominated the 2013 year.

Edition 25 - Risky Business November 2013 - we discuss there is a lot of difference between Householders policies from insurers

Edition 24 - Risky Business October 2013 - we discuss the risks of being a Property Owner who is also a Landlord.

Edition 23 - Risky Business September 2013 - we discuss the advantages of having a Corporate Travel policy if you do trips away.

Edition 22 - Risky Business August 2013 - we discuss Social Media and your responsibilities under the law and the role of the ACCC.

Edition 21 - Risky Business July 2013 - we discuss the high incidence of fraud in the workplace and its impacts

Edition 20 - Risky Business June 2013 - we discuss the relationship between Flood and Business Interruption

Edition 19 - Risky Business May 2013 - 5 tips to reduce your Cyber Risk exposure.

Edition 18 - Risky Business April 2013 - Consultants most important cover is Professional Indemnity

Edition 17 - Risky Business March 2013 - Do not forget to insure your tools of trade and other general property

Edition 16 - Risky Business February 2013 - Be work place health and safety smart this year

Edition 15 - Risky Business December 2012 - We look at Burglary and Money Risks

Edition 14 - Risky Business November 2012 - Asks you to be Storm safe this Summer

Edition 13 - Risky Bu siness October 2012 - Tax Audit Insurance and Employee Dishonesty cover.

Edition 12 - Risky Business September 2012 - Trade Credit and how to insure against bad debts

Edition 11 - Risky Business August 2012 - How to handle the media when they turn up at your door along with reasons why Insurers hate EPS Sandwich Panels.

Edition 10 - Risky Business July 2012 - we talk about areas of Householders Insurance and some related tips

Edition 9 - Risky Business June 2012 - we discuss the importance of reviewing your current Business Pack policy, and whether 30 June is an ideal expiry date for your insurance

Edition 8 - Risky Business May 2012 - we discuss the importance and value of Product Recall and Contaminated Products Insurance

Edition 7 - Risky Business April 2012 - discusses the importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance for occupations that give advice for a fee.

Edition 6 - Risky Business March 2012 - talks about the rampant under-insurance of property by both Business Clients and Domestic policy holders. Why is it a problem? What should we do about it?

Edition 5 - Risky Business February 2012 - in which we talk about the increasing risks of Cyber Liability to businesses particularly those in the multi-media sector. Insurance policies are now available to protect you,

Edition 4 - Risky Business December 2011 - talking about Seasonal Increase extensions, being Storm Ready this summer and new number for Townsville clients

Edition 3 - Risky Business November 2011 - talking about the importance of any small business to have Management Liability cover

Edition 2 - Risky Business October 2011- talking about Business Interruption cover - still not included by Insureds in their Business Insurance

Edition 1 - Risky Business September 2011 - talking about Employsure - a new Employment Practices Liability cover  t  

Latest News

Summer catastrophe bill over $500 million

Insured losses for the four catastrophes declared over summer have gone above $550 million, according to the Insurance Council of Australia. 

There was a bit of a “sharp rise in value” of losses with the Great Ocean road bushfires that hit Victoria over Christmas. Insured losses from the Victorian bushfires now stand at $110 million from 527 claims, compared with $88 million one month ago. Rob Whelan, CEO of the ICA, said that the clean-up operation in the state is well underway with at least 15 sites cleaned up so far by contractors. Insurers can only commence rebuilding once each site has been cleared of debris, including asbestos.  Also the extremely steep terrain is presenting significant challenges, but insurers are determined to rebuild homes in the shortest time possible once the design and planning approval process is completed.  

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Hot summer leads to more claims

Insurance claims have so far exceeded $515 million this summer. Unfortunately they are likely to increase further as the country continues to deal with bushfires and severe storms. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) said the figure is made up from four catastrophes. These include three major bushfires in Pinery in South Australia, Victoria's Great Ocean Road and in Yarloop in Western Australia. Then there was also the Sydney storms and tornado in December.  Insurers were expecting this to be a highly dangerous summer. The predictions were for a heightened bushfire risk in exactly the areas that have suffered bushfires. It is still only the middle of  summer. The world has also experienced the hottest year on record since 1880. With more evaporation of land and oceans, combined with more mositure in the atmosphere creating more storm activity and then a greater volume being dumped somewhere else on the planet, it is unlikely these events will reduce into the future.

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