Entries by Andrew Silcox

Is Your Business Protected Against Ransomware Attacks?

Ransomware software is rapidly evolving, with advancements leading to a growing number of increasingly sophisticated attacks on Australian businesses. Ransomware attacks are conducted by perpetrators who use malicious software to encrypt computer files, making them inaccessible. Once the software has been successfully downloaded onto the targeted computer, the victim’s data is held at ransom by […]

Parts of Australia Risk Becoming Uninsurable

Climate change is undeniably a politically sensitive issue. However, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has warned that it poses a very real, persistent threat that, as evidenced by science, will significantly impact our modern way of life in years to come. Individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about the impending effect climate change will have […]

Employee or Contractor? What’s Riskier for Your Business?

If you are planning on expanding your workforce, deciding whether to hire a new employee or contractor can be difficult. There are, of course, various benefits and risks associated with each of these options that could significantly influence your final decision. Before going ahead with your preferred choice, it is crucial that you consider these […]

Does Your Property Insurance Cover You for Airbnb?

Airbnb has over 650,000 hosts worldwide and, if you are one of them, ensuring you have the right insurance for your property is crucial. A global company, Airbnb helps members arrange temporary accommodation solutions in over 191 countries. This online marketplace makes board and lodging, homestays and travel experiences readily available to users, all while […]

Cladding Issue Causes Major Rift Between Insurers & Government

Australian insurance providers are under rising pressure amidst calls for them to help rectify the combustible cladding crisis. After the recent discovery of severe defects in multiple apartment buildings, the Victorian Cladding Taskforce has suggested insurers contribute funds towards their repair. They believe that, by addressing the issue now, insurance providers will reduce their exposure […]

How Insurance Fraud Can Impact Your Business

Insurance fraud is estimated to cost up to $2.2 billion every year. Many consumers ignore these figures, assuming that insurance fraud only affects the big insurance companies. The truth, however is that insurance fraud directly impacts the premiums for honest policyholders. In order to remain profitable, insurers have to pass the costs that they lose […]

Is Your Business Underinsured?

1 in 10 Australian small businesses with insurance don’t have enough cover to protect themselves. Many Australian businesses are underinsured, which gives them a false sense of security and leaves them exposed to potential risks in case of an incident. Business owners and companies who become complacent with their insurance often don’t seek professional advice. […]

Ways to Reduce Your Business Insurance Costs this Year

The Australian insurance market is starting to enter the ‘hardening’ phase.  This means many business owners can expect more expensive premiums, higher excesses and more narrow coverage. While there’s not much you can do to stop the hardening market, there are certain steps you can take to ensure the market hardening has less of an […]