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Steven Hill - Live the Dream

4 November 2015 | walter
LIVE THE DREAM – GO STEVE CMIB is proud to be a supporter and sponsor of Steven Hill on his quest to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics. The Australian Equestrian Showjumping Team has qualified for the Rio Olympics but Steven and his horseYalambi’s Bellini Star need to go to Europe for 6 months to participate in qualifying to be included in the team. There is little financial support so the trip would have to be self funded.

How would you like to pay for that? Cash, credit or bitcoins?

24 September 2015 | walter
While the use of Bitcoin may not presently be widely accepted like cash or electronic funds transfers, it is undeniable that the interest and market opportunities for bitcoin are rapidly increasing. Bitcoin is a decentralised peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually and is unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. The payment system's unit base, bitcoins, are essentially a digital currency or cash for the digital era.

How private is that connected car?

24 September 2015 | walter
Among the fastest growing sectors in the industry of smart things is the connected car. No longer a simple way from point A to point B, cars now comprise a computer, cell phone and camera all rolled into one motorized package. Because these cars collect and trasmit ignifivcant amounts of data, and can access sensitive information on drivers' (and passengers') cell phones, many vehicle owners are asking what lies ahead for their personal privacy.

Experts Predict Severe Bushfire Season

10 September 2015 | walter
Experts predict severe bushfire season 7 September 2015 Large areas of NSW, Victoria, southern Queensland and WA face above-normal bushfire risk this summer, according to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre. Its outlook for southern Australia also warns of an early start to the season in some areas, as the effects of El Nino combine with a long-term rainfall deficit. “There has been more than a decade of below-average rainfall,” CEO Richard Thornton told insuranceNEWS.com.au.

Cyber Insurance Claim Example

22 June 2015 | penny
A Brisbane based business was recently the subject of a cyber attack where the hackers made numerous extortion threats and stole sensitive data from them. The business was completely unprepared for the attack, Acting Assistant Brian Hay from the State Crime Command said “We are strongly urging business to ensure their computer systems are secure and protected from hackers.”

IAG reveals extent of Sydney storm damage

30 April 2015 | penny
IAG has revealed that the recent storms that rocked New South Wales is set to cost the company $250 million as earning expectations have been hit.

Why Travel Insurance should be the first thing you pack

23 April 2015 | penny
IT WAS supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, instead this Aussie family found themselves with their daughter in the intensive care unit racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. The Connelly family’s experience is a reminder to Australian travellers about the importance of investing in travel insurance. Their $180 insurance policy covered the $715,000 bill racked up by Freya’s medical treatment.

Catastrophe declared for Sydney storms

23 April 2015 | penny
The toll of the storm that rocked Sydney yesterday is beginning to be felt as more than 19, 500 insurance claims have already been lodged, according to the ICA. In a statement released this morning, the ICA said that as of 7am, insurers had received more than 19, 500 claims with losses so far estimated at $129 million.

Severe Weather Warning

17 March 2015 | penny
Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts Issued at 10:05 am EDT on Tuesday 17 March 2015. Weather Situation A low pressure trough is about to enter western Victoria and will progress through western areas this afternoon then central areas this evening to reach the east early on Wednesday morning.