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Credential Stuffing – The Hacker Tactic Posing A Serious Threat To Australian SMEs

Cybercrime and hacker ingenuity continue to grow at an alarming rate, which is why effective cyber security is so challenging these days. New vulnerabilities and exploits are constantly being found, with each attack more sophisticated than the last.
However, one rather rudimentary yet effective hacker tactic that has seen a recent surge in Australia is […]

By |October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Film Production Insurance

Film production insurance is crucial in filmmaking. A good film insurance policy protects the producers, filmmakers, film crew, production gear and all the filming locations from liability claims.

Below is your guide to everything you need to know about Film Production Insurance and how a broker can help you.

What is Film Production Insurance?

Film production insurance protects […]

By |March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing your business for natural disasters

One of the best ways for your business to cope with a natural disaster is to have a plan before the disaster strikes. Being prepared will become your most valuable asset where clear thinking becomes difficult during emergency situations.

 Is it easy to prepare your business for a natural disaster, you simply need to ensure you […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyber Security for Small Business

To keep your company and client data protected it is crucial that you remain constantly up-to-date on what the threat landscape currently looks like

By |January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect yourself from water damage

Water damage claims are one of the most common types of insurance claims.

Often this is due to burst pipes or worn out hoses and membranes, especially when no one is home to turn off the water supply.

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Product Recall Insurance for SME’s for the Food & Beverage industries

The impact of a recall has been felt by the smallest companies right through to the largest brands in Australia.

In fact, there were a total of 626 recalls between 2008 and 2017. These affected nearly every type of food industry including dairy, meat, vegetables, fruits, seafood, bottled water– even beer.

Recalls cause significant impact on a […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year Break – RISK Checklist

The end of year is a time for fun and celebration, what is known as the ‘silly season’ can also pose several risks for business owners. It is important to stop and think about the implications of a serious incident occurring in your facility. Below are a few of Midland Insurance Brokers’ best tips on […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NSW Stamp Duty Exception for Small Businesses

What is the NSW small business exemption?
From 1 January 2018, NSW small businesses will be exempt from paying stamp duty on certain types of insurance.

In order to get the benefit of the exemption:

– The insured must be an eligible small business; and
– You must provide a Declaration to the insurer in an approved form

By |November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’ve Expanded

Midland has expanded our national footprint with new office locations in Sydney and Perth, meanwhile, the Melbourne team have outgrown their office and moved down the road into a larger location. This will allow us to continue to provide our clients with local support and knowledge whilst expanding our operations.

By |November 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New dispute resolution scheme: Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

As of the 1st November 2018, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) will be the new external dispute resolution scheme for financial services consumers, replacing the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

AFCA replaces three existing EDR schemes of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), the Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO) and Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) so that consumers have […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments