Hong Kong leaves self-regulatory insurance regime behind

The Insurance Authority is making progress on a new regulatory and licensing regime


Getting IFRS 17 ready for lift off

Despite the recent efforts by the IASB in proposing several changes to ease the implementation of IFRS 17, the new accounting standard for insurance contracts, some in the industry believe more needs to be done. Cintia Cheong rounds up the latest developments on IFRS 17 and the outstanding issues until its launch


Australia's Freedom Insurance to sell its policy administration unit

The insurer was criticised by the Royal Commission


What is stalling the growth of the patent insurance market?

In his fourth article on insuring intangible risks, Tim Freestone investigates the limitations of the patent protection markets and how growth could be stimulated


QBE reveals coal exclusion policy

Group CEO Pat Regan says QBE is acutely aware of the risks and opportunities from climate change


Australian regulator selects vendors to replace legacy data systems

Apra is updating its data collection solution


Australia reveals life insurance claims and disputes data

Comparison tool shows overall 92% claims acceptance rate


A shake-up of Australian earthquake modelling

David Walker finds that much has changed in the risk models used to assess the country's seismic hazard - and in the mentality of the modellers themselves


Australian cat losses hit $1.6bn

A serious hailstorm, flooding and bushfires struck parts of Australia in recent months


Insurtech weekly: Ping An, Friday, BriteCo

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech