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Quebec brokers concerned about regulatory ‘vacuum’ on web sales

January 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec brokers are pushing for a prohibition on buying property and casualty insurance over the Internet without some involvement from a broker or agent. Under the province’s proposed Bill 141, the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

November 25, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Quebec regulator names inaugural fintech director The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the regulatory and oversight body for Québec’s financial sector, has appointed Moad Fahmi to the new position of director of fintech and innovation. “This new function will foster the collaboration that

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Quebec online gaming vendor facing class-action shareholders lawsuit must disclose liability insurance policies: Court

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A Pointe-Claire, Québec-based online gaming company, whose former chief executive officer is facing insider trading charges, has been ordered to provide its general liability, errors and omissions, and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies to shareholders who are suing the

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Quebec’s financial services regulator creates fintech working group

June 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec’s financial services regulator, has announced the creation of a financial technology (fintech) working group whose primary mandate is to analyze technological innovations in the sector and anticipate regulatory and consumer protection issues. “The

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Aviva Canada develops insurance product for Quebec ridesharing programs – if province allows them

May 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Wednesday that it has developed an “affordable and convenient insurance product that would bridge the insurance gap in Quebec,” if the provincial government decides to allow ridesharing programs. Aviva Canada, a provider of home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle

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Quebec financial services regulator urges caution over peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms

April 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s financial services regulator is urging caution following the “recent emergence of peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms.” The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) said in a press release on Tuesday that it has noticed that companies are offering consumers platforms where