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January 2020 - Austbrokers Terrace Insurance | Adelaide | Melbourne

NIBA warns against dodgy “claims advisers”

The National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia (NIBA) has warned bushfire-impacted homeowners and businesses against unlicensed and unregulated “claims advisers” seeking to take advantage of the ongoing crisis. The message follows similar warnings from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). NIBA CEO Dallas Booth urged bushfire victims […]

When did you last lose yourself in a book?

We have transitioned from a literate culture to one that values speed, immediacy and the decoding of small grabs of words in the search for information. But old and new ways of reading can co-exist, argues Judith Seaboyer. Public anxiety about the capacity of digital-age children and young adults to read anything longer than a […]

New approach needed to mitigate bushfires, say researchers

Bushfire-hit nations have been urged to come up with new strategies to combat the increasing fire threat, following the recent spate of fires raging across Australia, resulting so far in $1.34 billion in insurance losses. Alexander Robson, Australia’s representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, said the “unprecedented” Australia fires have […]

Make your first conversation of 2020 a game-changer

At this time most business owners focus on the “what’s next?” for the new year. I’m here to suggest you start your new year with a conversation that will set the pathway for success for your business in 2020. In our business, we have embraced three words. And if you embrace them too, you will […]

Four tips on staying smart in and out of the workplace

In this day and age, the increased usage of emails, social media, and the internet to perform our jobs has blurred the lines between work and play. With the internet becoming easier to access and data exchanges becoming more seamless, safety measures need to be taken to ensure that any confidential information including financial data, […]

How small-business owners can plan for a brighter future

Creating a successful business takes an unwavering, ongoing and diligent commitment. Having realistic expectations, great staff, enjoyable company culture, the willingness to take action, and keeping the bigger picture in mind, is just the beginning of what I believe are the keys to a brighter future. ExpectationsHave accurate expectations of what it takes to run […]

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