Yesterday we celebrated 7 years of the blog! October 4, 2011 the first three articles were published (including a controversial one about the industry). Some things never change! 🙂 1,184 blog articles later here we are, and i’m only just warming up! Thank you to all readers who share their stories and questions that all help build this.
Some good news for a change to show that insurance is not all bad. With the lady that had her car written off by an uninsured driver, and found she had missed her monthly premium and had no insurance herself. See original article here. My son Steve, who knew the father of the Insured and a senior colleague with us at LMI Group, who heard […]
In 1982 I joined the loss adjusting firm of MBS Pumfreys in Brisbane. Frederick Pumfrey being one of the first loss adjusters in Brisbane. He had long retired and from memory he had passed away before I stared in insurance in 1971. Despite working for a firm that bore his name I had never seen a photograph of him. It was therefore a pleasant surprise […]
This week’s product recalls includes the following: Cocoon Couture Pty Ltd — Cocoon Couture Bean Bag Ted Turtle Blue Ferrari Australasia Pty Ltd — California, 458 Spider, F12 Berlinetta, FF and 458 Italia Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Accord MY 2001-2007 & MDX MY 2003-2006 This recall notice has been updated with new information relating to the Takata airbag recall. Please check whether your […]
When Steve and I were over in London last, we met with the director Alex Balcombe of Harris Balcombe one of two firms vying for the title of the longest running claims preparation company in the world. They are one of the foundation members of the International Institute of Claims Preparers (“IICP”) and now have the 6th generation of the one family still involved. Alex had […]
The LMI Melbourne office was originally built as a small factory and then utilised as a warehouse and later partially converted to offices before it was acquired by LMI as its Melbourne base. Over the years, the building has been slowly refurbished, including the removal of all asbestos and being in the risk and insurance business, we have been careful to always comply with the […]
Hi Allan, I am after some advice concerning older buildings and (non existent) open air hardstand areas. Their land size may be big enough to cater for, but because of the buildings age they do not have designated concreted or sealed car parks. Or their site size may not allow for in the event of a rebuild after a total loss. Understandably building regulations have now […]
I was honoured to be invited to a retirement function for Bruce Mather, who I’ve worked with since the start of LMI Group. Bruce has had an impressive career with nearly 50 years within the insurance industry and all but 5 of them as an insurance broker. I was most impressed with his speech in which he always appreciated how much risk his business clients […]