November 2, 2018

How Liable is a Builder?

Two recent cases found against builders has prompted this article. The first; The Owners – Strata Plan No. 66375 v King [2018] NSWCA 170 (“King”) The Kings were the directors […]
October 15, 2018

Four steps to appeal a rejected insurance claim

Few things are more devastating in business than thinking you’re covered for a loss only to find out your insurer has rejected your claim. Here’s how to appeal that decision. […]
September 14, 2018

5 tips for insuring a shopfront

When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of […]
August 16, 2018

What insurance terms mean

A lack of understanding around what insurance jargon refers to could cost you dearly. Here are some industry terms and concepts you should be clear about before signing anything. Insurance […]
August 14, 2018

How small businesses can stay cyber safe

Current estimates show that cyber crime is costing the Australian economy more than $1 billion every year. Recently the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor and DUAL […]
July 23, 2018

3 key questions to help safeguard your business

Running a small business is challenging in the best of times, so it’s not surprising that many small business owners put risk protection in the “too hard and too expensive” […]
July 2, 2018

Builders Warranty Premium Increase Effective Date changed to 2 October 2018

Further to our previous advices that iCare had announced a Builders Warranty Premium increase effective 1st July 2018, we were advised at 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018 that the premium increase has been […]
June 20, 2018

HBCF premium increases

You should have received an email from the Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) regarding premium increases effective 1st July 2018. The new premiums will be effective for all builders warranty certificates issued on or after […]
June 20, 2018

Valuables and Collectibles insurance. Valuation updates now due?

When was the last time you had your jewellery valued? And what about that fine art collection in your home or office boardroom? Whether you have the odd piece or […]
May 17, 2018

What insurance cover does a growing business need?

One of the drawbacks to owning a growing business is having more at stake. An expanding business is likely to be having dealings with an ever-increasing number of individuals, getting […]
May 2, 2018

Why small businesses use an insurance broker

This Steadfast article first published on Steadfast.com.au Small business owners tend to be born optimists with little inclination to think about what could go wrong. That’s why it pays to […]
April 24, 2018

Insurance 101 – turning insurance speak into human speak

This Steadfast partner article first published on Kochies Business Builders Understanding insurance policies and whether they properly cover your business, including current and future risks, with a focus on the […]
March 27, 2018

What sort of insurance do I need if my business runs from home?

Kochie’s Business Builders  TV show with special guest Robert Kelly, chief executive of Steadfast which is Australia’s largest insurance broker network – to give you some great advice.
March 6, 2018

The data hack – How data can help you grow your business

Small businesses often unwittingly possess a wealth of information at their fingertips that can improve their bottom line. Customer insights that shed light on new business opportunities are on every […]
March 2, 2018

Mandatory data breach notification scheme

Cybercrime and its potential impact on business operations is well understood today with reports about data breaches, malware attacks and email scams of all kinds making the the news almost […]
January 4, 2018

NSW Stamp Duty Small Business Insurance Exemption 

The NSW Government has exempted small businesses from paying NSW stamp duty on certain types of insurance effected or renewed from 1 January 2018.  If you wish to receive this exemption please […]
September 18, 2017

The Builders Insurance Broker – Continues as an approved icare HBCF distributor

We are pleased to announce that The Builders Insurance Broker has been approved to continue as one of icare HBCF’s select panel of broker distributors. You may recall that the […]
August 30, 2017

Builders Warranty Premium Increase & New Application Forms

Builders Warranty Premium Increase Effective 2nd October 2017 As previously advised, the NSW Government announced reforms to Builders Warranty earlier this year. As part of these reforms it was announced […]
January 3, 2017

Strata insurance through a broker is your safest bet

If you are the owner of strata title residential apartments be very careful how you choose your building’s insurer. Often the choice of insurer is left to a residential building’s […]
July 30, 2015

Important changes to home warranty in NSW

On the 4th August 2015, the Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) framework will change, placing more onus on builders when finalising contracts. New Project Application Forms to be used from […]
June 16, 2015

Insuring for a disaster in your small business

Here’s a timely news article about the benefits of Business Interruption insurance and how it is a business lifesaver. Note the bit about “we were lucky we had a great […]
March 31, 2015

The Importance of an Independent Initial Valuation

Getting the initial insurance replacement value for a property right is more important than you may realise. It ensures insurance cover for that policy period is adequate in the event […]
February 24, 2015

Owner Builder Warranty Is No Longer Available in NSW

Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund is no longer available for owner-builder work done by an owner-builder. Owner-builders who sell properties built under owner-builder permits are no longer required […]