From Donna's Desk

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the July issue of Insights. As we start off the new financial year, and close off 2016, I’d like to thank you for your support and business. You have been incredibly supportive over the past year, as we’ve brought our businesses together to bring you the best of both Lumley and CGU, and transitioned the majority of our Lumley business across to our CGU combined wordings.  I appreciate your support throughout the transition, and am looking forward to continuing to bring you the best of our combined business into the future.
 
Earlier this month we received the exciting news that you voted CGU Insurer of the Year in Insurance Business’s annual Brokers on Insurers survey for the second year running, and we also learned that we are once again finalists for the ANZIIF Large Insurer of the Year award. Thank you for your support and continued confidence in CGU to provide you with the best products, underwriting and relationship manager support.

In this issue of Insights, we investigate the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union on Australian SMEs. While it’s early days in understanding the full impact on our economy from the “Brexit”, the global uncertainty is sure to impact business conditions in Australia.

For those of you who missed our Cyber Risks webinar, you can watch the recording here, and we also share some additional cyber claims examples to help you have conversations with your SME clients about cyber risk.  
 
Speaking of webinars, we’ve now concluded our four month series on Business Interruption. If you missed a webinar, or just want a refresher, they’re available online at your convenience. 
 
I invite you to read and share some of our recent blog posts that might be helpful to your customers – given the time of year they might be interested in our article on 3 small business income tax concessions, or if they’re looking for tips on website marketing they might enjoy our SEO tips to increase website visibility.
 
Thank you again for your recognition in Insurance Business’s annual award – we are delighted to be recognised, and I want to assure you that we are always looking for ways to improve and offer you and your customers the best service. 
 
Warm regards,
 
Donna Walker
Executive General Manager, Broker Business 
CGU Insurance