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Why open banking could ‘terrify’ brokers

October 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If open banking comes to Canada, this could make it easier for fintechs and banks to offer embedded insurance and it will be hard to stop firms from using open banking data for underwriting purposes, a technology executive predicts. Open

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How Lloyd’s says your client could suffer reputational harm

August 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Up to a quarter of the value of some of your commercial clients’ firms could be their own brand and reputation. This reputational value could degrade quickly if your client is perceived to have behaved badly, a Future of Insurance

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How Lloyd’s insurers will react to capacity reductions in Canada

August 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

“Constant churn” helps restore some capacity withdrawn by syndicates, though not always at the same terms and conditions, Lloyd’s Canada’s new president suggests. “When capacity is scarce in one or more syndicates, other syndicates likely view this as an opportunity,”

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Intact’s latest observations on driving habits during pandemic

July 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

While more than 100,000 Canadians a day are getting their COVID-19 shots, Canada’s biggest auto insurer is noticing an increase in driving activity but things are not quite back to normal. “Driving activity has been on the rise since early

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How many people Marsh hired amidst ‘distraction and uncertainty’ of Aon-Willis merger discussions

July 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Amid the uncertainty over Aon PLC’s now-scuttled plan to acquire Willis Towers Watson PLC, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. increased its staff level by nearly 2,000 during the first half of 2021, Marsh & McLennan CEO Dan Glaser says. “We

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M&A deal sees brokerage expand into the child and youth care space

July 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

With the Ontario government poised to pump more funding into child care services, the timing was right for brokerage McFarlan Rowlands to acquire Magenta Insurance Professionals, a niche insurance broker focused on children and youth activities, says McFarlan Rowlands CEO

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Why your clients may not have the high ground on overland flood risk

July 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Many homeowners opt not to buy overland flood coverage and this could leave them uninsured in the event of a severe rain storm. “Overland flooding is any water that comes into your house through the windows or door or anything

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Why boat insurers are starting to feel more like car insurers these days

July 15, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Boats with high-tech safety gadgets are starting to look a lot more like cars nowadays — and that means more expensive and difficult repairs, as Aviva Canada reports. “The big trend we are seeing right now in watercraft is big

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Vaccination Summer 2021: Boom times for travel insurance?

July 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Travel insurance is poised to start its post-COVID rebound, with Canadian governments relaxing restrictions to allow more travel within and between provinces. “The travel insurance market will definitely rebound from this, because people are not going to stop traveling; we

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Doubled pricing, two-year recovery predicted for cyber lines, post-COVID

July 13, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers can foresee cyber pricing doubling over the next year — and it could take up to two years after the pandemic is over before the market shows signs of softening again. “I think the price has to reflect the

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The unique coverages for collector cars

July 8, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

When people typically think of collector cars, they may immediately think of something like a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a Classic Corvette, and other cars of that vintage. But collector cars also include exotics — think of something from Lamborghini —

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How the world’s brokers rank by revenue

July 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Marsh was still the world’s biggest brokerage in 2020, even after more than 700 merger deals got done last year, A.M. Best Company Inc. reports in Top Global Insurance Brokers – 2021 Edition, released July 1. Quoting from Optis, A.M.