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December 2016 | Austbrokers Terrace Insurance | Adelaide | Melbourne

Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found. […]

November Hailstorm Tally Released

Insured losses from the November hailstorm that struck parts of northwest Victoria, northeast South Australia and southern New South Wales have now risen to $192.6 million, the Insurance Council of Australia  (ICA) has revealed. South Australia was the most severely affected with insured losses of $130 million from 20,080 claims. Read more here. Source: Insurance […]

Ways to Stop Workplace Fraud

Workplace fraud is probably more common than you think. No less than 57% of Australian businesses reported suffering some form of economic crime between 2012 and 2014. And scammers alone took almost $85 million from unsuspecting Australians in 2015. As a business owner or manager, you should be empowering every employee to take responsibility for preventing fraud in your […]

Is That Email Really From Your Boss?

Is That Email Really From Your Boss?

The business email compromise scam happens when a fraudster impersonates a senior member of staff to trick someone at the company to transfer funds to the fraudster’s account. While that may sound simple enough, the scam can be quite sophisticated in the way it’s put together – with many months of detailed planning going into the […]

SME’s Urged To Take On Cyber Cover

SME’s Urged To Take On Cyber Cover

                      “For SMEs, the time for thinking about cyber insurance protection is over, and it’s now time for action to be taken,” McMillan told Insurance Business.“No longer can cyber risk be a business issue considered to be the responsibility of IT managers alone. The damage to […]

Preparing for Bushfires

Large areas of Australia suffer from the threat of bushfires. Unfortunately for us all, Australia is predicted to experience an increasing number of fire events over the coming years, with fire seasons starting earlier and earlier and running longer than in previous years. If you live or work in a high risk bushfire area, planning and […]

Giving Someone a Drone for Christmas?

Drones are all fun and games until you find out insurance doesn’t cover the damages.  If a drone is on your holiday shopping list, be sure to check your insurance coverage before you crack open that instruction manual and take flight. Read more here. Source: Time Image: Shuttertstock

Christmas Gifts You Should Insure

Don’t risk losing your brand new Fitbit, drone, or Nutribullet. Insure it under your contents policy! Now that we’re well into 2016, it’s time to think about adding some of your haul to your contents insurance. While you won’t need to include your $20 adult mindfulness colouring-in book, you should definitely think about adding your […]

18 International Travel Tips

Travelling internationally can sometimes be nerve-racking and overwhelming. However, with some smart tips from well-experienced travellers from around the world, you’ll be a pro-traveller in no time. Click here for a free travel insurance quote. Read more here. Source: CGU. Image: Shutterstock

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