Why insurers face a perfect storm as Australians’ ‘surge capacity’ is tested

It started as a health crisis and quickly became an economic crisis. Now, six months on from the initial COVID-19 lockdown in Australia, we are arguably experiencing one of the …

Misperceptions about IP cover a red flag for life industry

Nearly half of consumers who currently have income protection insurance believe they would be covered in the event of job loss, new research from CoreData has found. The research, based …

What game theory teaches us about customer service

Two men are arrested after holding up a bank and held separately for questioning by the police. How should each of the thieves behave to achieve the optimal outcome? And …

Who will help consumers see the true value of life insurance?

Australia’s life insurance industry is facing significant headwinds, driven by regulatory reform, margin pressure and the evolving adviser landscape. The Life Insurance Framework (LIF) review, Protecting Your Super and Putting …

Can the Royal Commission possibly meet “community expectations”?

The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will have to be some kind of masterpiece to meet all of the …

Rethinking the risks and returns of misconduct

Like many Australians, I did a fair bit of travelling around the country over Christmas and New Year, which involved driving thousands of kilometres across NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. The …

Bugger married at first sight – the best TV in Australia is The Royal Commission

Bugger Married at First Sight, the best TV ever is watching the Royal Commission on the feed while you are working, or better yet, listening to it as you attack yet another data …

Start running your NFP like a business

If you’re running a business in Perth, chances are you’re doing it tough. Perth property prices have been falling due to a sharp slowdown in WA’s population growth; median rents …

How well are you speaking to your policyholders?

How well do you speak with your policyholders? It’s not enough to deliver a message. It should be written in a way your customers understand.   The Australian Competition and …

Tapping into the wellness industry

So much for the image of Aussies as enjoying a fit and healthy outdoors lifestyle. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare* (AIHW) reveal some worrying home truths. …