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How to protect your business against non-compliant cladding

The UK’s Grenfell Tower disaster has had widespread implications for professionals in Australia’s construction industry. Here’s how to help protect yourself if you’re a contractor who’s worked on any Australian building project. The UK Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the lives of 72 people on 14 June 2017. The tragedy unfolded on television and computer screens around the […]

Lessons learned from Sydney’s ‘catastrophic’ storm

Sydney’s violent hailstorm, which has left millions of dollars of damage in its wake, is a crucial reminder of how important it is to protect yourself against potentially crippling damage to your business. The incident, declared a ‘catastrophe’ by the Insurance Council of Australia, led to more than 15,000 claims in the 18 hours after […]

Why your business needs an extreme weather action plan

Extreme weather conditions are increasing around the world, and Australia is no exception. Experts predict this summer will, again, be one of the hottest on record, with severe bushfires, storms and floods all set to increase. In the absence of the vast resources of larger organisations, there is an urgent need for small businesses to […]

How to reduce your business insurance costs

More expensive premiums, higher excesses and narrower coverage are set to become an insurance reality for many Australian businesses. Here’s how SMB’s can prepare for a hardening market. Australian businesses have benefited from a soft insurance market for some years now, but it’s time to prepare for a change. We spoke with Steadfast Broker Technical […]

Four steps to appeal a rejected insurance claim

Few things are more devastating in business than thinking you’re covered for a loss only to find out your insurer has rejected your claim. Here’s how to appeal that decision. Just because you’ve received bad news, doesn’t mean you should give up. There are a number of avenues for appealing such a decision, and a […]

5 tips for insuring a shopfront

When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of risk that could cripple your fledgling business before it can soar. Running a business from home is one thing, but taking the leap to a […]

What insurance terms mean

A lack of understanding around what insurance jargon refers to could cost you dearly. Here are some industry terms and concepts you should be clear about before signing anything. Insurance is a contract (i.e. a legally enforceable agreement) between two or more parties. It typically involves an individual or business paying premiums to transfer specific […]

A Business Saviour – Business Interruption Insurance

Businesses close their doors for many reasons, sometimes for a short time, often for good. When faced with fire or storm damage or any insurable event that stops a business from trading, the owner is back in control if they know the likely claims outcome; what the policy covers; how much the policy will pay […]

Valuables and Collectibles insurance. Valuation updates now due?

When was the last time you had your jewellery valued? And what about that fine art collection in your home or office boardroom? Whether you have the odd piece or a truckload, chances are your precious items are worth a lot more than you think. Fine art is not just limited to paintings and works […]

Insurance and contractors: have you got it covered?

Hiring a contractor or sub-contractor is often appealing to time-poor, cash-strapped small business owners. One big reason is that they take care of their own insurance (as opposed to the business owner having to provide coverage for them, as is the case with employees). But what if things aren’t quite that straightforward?   Imagine the following […]