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How to bring the risk of catastrophic events home to your clients

April 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry needs to ramp up its public education efforts to bring the risk of catastrophic events home to the Canadian population, speakers said Thursday during the virtual CIP Society Symposium 2021. “I don’t like to

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Three large Canadian brokerages announce separate M&A deals

April 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Three large Canadian brokerages have announced recent acquisitions of other brokerages. On Thursday, Westland Insurance reported it closed its acquisition of MBS Insurance Brokers, effective Apr. 1. Navacord Corp. added LL Renaissance Insurance Brokerage Canada Limited to its ranks, while

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Brokers: pay attention to these insurance fraud ‘red flags’

April 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your client is trying to rush the insurance buying process or is not concerned about price, that’s often a red flag that the transaction is fraudulent, RSA told Canadian Underwriter recently. “We know the majority of customers aren’t looking

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Navacord builds up war chest to finance future M&A

April 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Navacord has built up a sizeable war chest to fund future mergers and acquisitions. The Toronto-based group of brokerages recently completed $1.05 billion in financing, a portion of which is to be used to take advantage of unspecified “M&A opportunities,”

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Sky’s still the limit for Canadian P&C industry consolidation: broker exec

April 6, 2021 by Adam Malik

Canadian property and casualty insurers have seen many a deal take place over the years — and it would be no surprise to see more to come, says a broker executive. During the latest edition of the Insurance Institute of

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Why the new hybrid office model may have less flexibility than you think

April 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

Those pining for the freedom to pick and choose when they’ll work from home and when they’ll go to the office may be in for a surprise, panellists of a recent insurance webinar warned. On one hand, it’s unlikely that

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Behind the popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance

March 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Customers want more choice and control over how they spend their insurance dollars, which explains the skyrocketing popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance, says the president of CAA. The insurer has seen a three-fold increase in customers to its pay-as-you-go insurance product

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Canada to see a faster payments system in 2022. Opportunity knocks for brokers

March 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

While many are eager to see the imminent arrival of a new system that promises to make day-to-day financial transactions quicker, cyber risk experts are warning that such a system may elevate the risk exposure to cybercrime, potentially opening the

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3 pieces of advice before selling your brokerage

March 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

Highlighting which areas of your brokerage can run without you is a crucial exercise for any broker principals who want the sale of their brokerage to be a happy and fulfilling event, according to information adapted from a recent Harvard

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Canadian P&C exec predicts the next big growth opportunity

March 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

The legal expense insurance market is still in its relative infancy and could grow more than six times its size in the next decade, two industry leaders predict. The current value of the market in Canada is about $80 million,

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The rationale for Intact expanding its commercial appetite

March 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Mid-sized commercial clients are going to get bigger, so executives with Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer want to continue their expansion in specialty lines. “We are really scaling up our specialty lines capability here in North America,” Intact Financial

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What would a hybrid workplace even look like?

March 26, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals would like a more flexible, hybrid workplace, a recent survey shows, but the question for employers now is what such an arrangement might look like. About 87% of the more than 1,150 P&C insurance