Australian giant Suncorp has bought 11% of listed New Zealand general insurer Tower and is offering NZ$219m (£126m) for a full acquisition of the firm.
Australian broker group Steadfast saw another six months of strong growth in the first half of the 2017 financial year.
Australian giant IAG saw pre-tax profit fall to A$571m (£351m) in the first half of the 2017 financial year compared with A$610m in H1 2016.
With two Senate general insurance inquiries underway and criticism around the selling of add-ons, the Insurance Council of Australia has launched a review of the General Insurance Code of Practice.
Over 17,500 claims have been lodged after an intense hailstorm hit Sydney on Saturday 18 February, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
Australian-headquartered insurer IAG is opening an insurtech hub in Singapore later this year.
Over 100 bushfires across rural areas of New South Wales in the last few days will cost insurers at least A$20m (£12m) according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
New South Wales has seen 120 bushfires over the last few days as temperatures in the state hit record highs over the weekend.
QBE's group chief operations officer Colin Fagen has left the company this week and as a result has relinquished his role as president of the Insurance Council of Australia.
Brisbane-based financial services group Suncorp saw insurance after tax profit grow strongly in Australia but fall back in New Zealand.
Post interviews Colin Fagen, former group chief operations officer at QBE, who assumed the role as president of the board of the Insurance Council of Australia at the beginning of January.
QBE said there was “no basis” to reports it is in talks on a £12.1bn takeover bid from Allianz.
IDT911 has re-branded to Cyber Scout as it looks to expand globally.
Insurance giant Zurich is aiming to become a top three global travel insurance provider after an agreement to buy Sydney-headquartered group Cover-More for A$741m (£439m).
Australian giant IAG is aiming to save A$250m (£148m) from its operating costs over the next three years.
28,146 claims have been received following a severe hailstorm on 11 November which caused damage in three Australian states.
Colin Fagen, QBE's chief operations officer, has been appointed president and chairman of the board at the Insurance Council of Australia.
The Australian government is pushing ahead with trials of autonomous vehicles which could see major legal changes over the next five years.
The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe in Mildura after a severe hailstorm on 11 November.
The Insurance Council of Australia is raising awareness of the upcoming cyclone season by taking out radio, online and print media adverts.
QBE's Australia and New Zealand arms have joined the Underwriting Agencies Council in Australia and New Zealand.
There has been little change in the rankings of the top 30 Asia insurers since 2014, with China still dominating the rankings, despite a decreasing growth rate
Chubb and Ace have started operation as one insurance company in Australia - Chubb Insurance Australia.
Australia's largest theme park Dreamworld has been closed indefinitely after investigators examine how four people died at the park yesterday.