2020 NIBA Virtual Convention

Wednesday 23 September 2020|News|

The 2020 NIBA Convention promises to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before. The 2020 NIBA Convention is shaping up to be the virtual event for a reimagined world, featuring exclusive insights, inspirational speakers and a brand-new take on networking. GET READY FOR THE VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE An experience unlike [...]

ATO reminder for lodgement deadlines

Tuesday 28 April 2020|News|

The ATO is reminding entities with Common Reporting Standard (CRS) or Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting obligations that CY19 reports are to be lodged by 31 July 2020. Entities that need extra time to prepare and lodge reports can apply for an extension via either: the Business Portal Online [...]

JobKeeper package available

Wednesday 1 April 2020|News|

The Federal Government has announced a third stimulus package to encourage businesses to retain employees throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The package includes a JobKeeper subsidy payment for businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not for profits and charities that experience a decrease of at least 30% of their turnover relative [...]

Advice on Melbourne and Brisbane Underwriting Expos

Monday 16 March 2020|News|

The Melbourne Underwriting Expo (scheduled for Friday 22 May) has been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. At this stage, the Brisbane Underwriting Expo is still scheduled for Wednesday 15 July. UAC will provide more information as soon as it’s available.

UAC postpones morning seminar series

Thursday 12 March 2020|News|

UAC has delayed the start of its morning seminar series for 2020 until at least August. This has been done as a sign of corporate responsibility to members and the wider community and is a reflection of suggestions for social distancing, where practical. UAC will review the situation closer to [...]

UAC welcomes new members

Tuesday 3 March 2020|News|

UAC General Manager William Legge caught up with representatives of new members exhibiting at their first Sydney Underwriting Expo last Friday – voting members Red Sky, Precision and ARAG and Business Service members RMS and Organise IT.

New directors revealed

Wednesday 11 December 2019|News|

UAC has four new directors. At the AGM in Sydney today, retiring directors Kurt Nilsen, from Lion Underwriting, and Eric Lowenstein, from Tego, were re-elected for two-year terms. Jeanene Hill, from Canopius, and Anthony Porter, from AFA, will join them as new directors. Outgoing chair Lyndon Turner, from NM Insurance, [...]

Chair steps down as board nominee

Friday 15 November 2019|News|

There has been a change to the nominees for the UAC board of directors. UAC chair Lyndon Turner has decided not to stand for re-election at the December annual general meeting. Lyndon joined the board in March 2011 to replace a retiring director and has consistently given a tremendous amount [...]

Board posts hotly contested

Monday 11 November 2019|News|

UAC has received 11 nominations for four vacancies on the board of directors. Those elected will each serve a two-year term. The election will be conducted at UAC’s AGM on Wednesday 11 December 2019 in Sydney. Three retiring directors are seeking re-election. They are Lyndon Turner, from NM Insurance; Kurt [...]

UAC calls nominations for board directors

Friday 1 November 2019|News|

Nominations close on Friday 8 November for positions on the UAC board of directors. There are four vacancies for two-year terms. Directors must be nominated by a representative of a full voting member of UAC and seconded by a representative of a full voting member. All agencies must be financial. [...]

Dawes buys Ryno motor portfolio

Thursday 26 September 2019|News|

Dawes Underwriting Australia Pty Ltd has bought future rights to Ryno’s motor portfolio from 1 October 2019. A Ryno eNewsletter said Ryno would continue to offer its liability, property and accident & sickness products (underwritten at Lloyd’s) to its broker network. Ryno said transferring its motor portfolio’s future rights to [...]

ProRisk hit by phishing attempt

Friday 14 June 2019|News|

UAC is circulating this information to alert the market that Professional Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (ProRisk) became aware this week that its operating network has been affected by a phishing attempt. ProRisk’s IT Department acted quickly to isolate the malicious code within the system. That involved shutting down the system [...]

Reform is happening to NZ’s insurance law

Friday 14 June 2019|News|

The New Zealand Government has charged officials at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with reviewing NZ’s insurance law and making recommendations about changes required. The industry has the opportunity to provide submissions. Click here to read more in UAC’s latest NZ eNewsletter.

Lloyd’s specialist speaks at UAC pre-Expo breakfast

Monday 11 February 2019|News|

Andrew Gurney, Lloyd’s Head of International Regulatory Affairs, is guest speaker at a breakfast preceding the Underwriting Agencies Council’s Sydney Underwriting Expo on Friday 8 March 2019.  Mr Gurney is responsible for Lloyd’s international trading rights in more than 75 jurisdictions and leads Lloyd’s international and regulatory relationships. He also [...]

Vale: Frank Hoffmann

Monday 11 February 2019|News|

The insurance industry has lost a long-time, loyal servant with the death on 4 February 2019  of Frank Hoffmann, 84. Frank was the father of underwriting agencies in Australia. Frank created Australia’s first stand-alone agency, Jardine Underwriting Pty Ltd, which subsequently changed to Jardine Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd (JUA) with [...]

Three directors re-elected to UAC board

Friday 14 December 2018|News|

Three Underwriting Agencies Council directors have been re-elected for two-year terms on the board. Simon Lightbody, CEO of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies; Heath Amber, Managing Director of Millennium; and Emily Walker, National Development Manager for Axis, were re-elected at UAC’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today (Thursday 13 December 2018). [...]

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