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Insurance complaints and solutions

Here's how insurance companies can address consumers' biggest concerns

Insurance often finds itself at the centre of frustration when it comes to finances. In fact, a recent report by the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) shows that comprehensive car insurance and home insurance are high on the list of consumer grievances, only surpassed by credit cards and personal transaction accounts.

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Insurance prices skyrocket in 2023

Rising tides, rising costs: insurance premiums skyrocket in 2023

Insurance prices have seen their sharpest rise since March 2001, as indicated by the latest ABS Consumer Price Index (CPI). The 16.2% surge in insurance prices in the year leading up to December 2023 is almost four times greater than the overall rate of inflation, which stands at 4.1% for the same period.

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Cyclone kirrily emergency resources qld

Cyclone Kirrily: Your comprehensive list of emergency resources

With Cyclone Kirrily on track to hit Queensland this week, residents are bracing for another major weather event, all too soon after being battered by Cyclone Jasper. Strong winds and widespread flooding are among the expected threats, prompting cautious preparations across the state.

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2024 home insurance in Australia: trends and predictions

Heading into 2024, the home insurance market in Australia is undergoing some exciting changes. This year brings a blend of technological innovation and a stronger focus on climate resilience, reshaping the way Australians protect their homes. 

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Lost jewellery phone records

Insurance claim hits a snag over privacy concerns

In a recent ruling, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has sided with an insurance company in denying a lost property claim, basing its ruling on the claimant's refusal to submit phone records to the insurer.

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