2 post scripts to recent blog posts

2 post scripts to recent blog posts

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 […]

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Preserving History and I put a face to a name

Preserving History and I put a face to a name

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 […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 15 August 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 15 August 2018

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 […]

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Dame Joan Collins thoughts on claims preparers

Dame Joan Collins thoughts on claims preparers

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 […]

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Staying Safe

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 […]

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Blog Question: Extra Cost of Reinstatement

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 […]

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Having the right values

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 […]

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Need a good MC?

A good MC can make or break a conference or event. Over the past three years I have been very impressed with Nathan Strempel who has been a big help in taking the Territory Insurance Conference to the next level. At this 3 day event he not only MC’s the conference itself but also the opening ceremony, the YIP’s function and the gala dinner. All […]

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Should Australia follow the US with Travel Pre-Approval

I caught my first flight following the upgrade of security after the latest terrorism arrests that took place last week. I was concerned, as when I was called over for explosive testing the official tested two other people I did not know at the same time. Even though I was the first called, he wiped the swab over me last and tested us all with the […]

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US Patents and Trademark Office grant LMI a Trade Mark

This year is rushing along and we at LMI are certainly not standing still. On top of launching LMI BASIC in the UK last month we are working to launch a new app later this week, an updated version of three of our major products in Australia, New Zealand and the UK AND launch US versions of  LMI BIcalculator.com and LMI RiskCoach next month. As the US do things slightly […]

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