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Will Archway expand outside of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick?

August 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

One of Atlantic Canada’s largest brokerages, Archway Insurance, may be looking to eventually move outside of the two provinces where it currently does business: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. On Aug. 1, Archway announced that it had added its 24th location

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Where private auto insurance rates are rising the fastest in Canada

July 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s premium rates are rising the fastest among Canada’s private passenger auto insurance regimes, according to the Q2 2018 Auto Insurance Price Index from LowestRates.ca. A measure of only private passenger auto insurance regimes in Canada, the index from the

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Where premiums actually went down in Canada

July 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

Average premiums for personal auto in Atlantic Canada decreased for the second consecutive quarter, according to Applied Systems’ latest quarterly rating index. On the other side of the country, in British Columbia, average personal property premiums also decreased for the

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Tropical Storm Chris tracks towards Nova Scotia

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Storm weather arising from a hurricane could hit Nova Scotia Wednesday night, with a low but not zero probability of hurricane-force winds hitting Canada’s east coast. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to start moving northeast and reach hurricane status Tuesday,

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Fierce storm causes storm surges, extensive power outages in Atlantic Canada

January 8, 2018 Alison Auld - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Work crews were fanning out across parts of Atlantic Canada on Friday after a fierce winter storm blasted the region with hurricane-force winds that flooded coastal roads, knocked out power and lashed waterfronts with surging seas. Tens of

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Archway Insurance joins forces with Jack & Co. Ltd.

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Atlantic Canada’s Archway Insurance is joining forces with Halifax-based Jack & Co. Ltd. and its affiliate, AFC Insurance Services of Cole Harbour, in a move meant to enhance the capabilities and extend the reach for both entities. The intent of

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Emergency broadcast station being considered in New Brunswick following January ice storm

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New Brunswick’s primary electrical utility in the province, NB Power, and the province’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) said on Friday that they considering creating a dedicated emergency broadcast station to provide essential information to people in the province in times of crisis. The consideration is one of 51 recommendations contained in a provincial review of the Atlantic Canada storm in the winter of 2017, released on Friday. From Jan. 24-26, an ice storm hit central and eastern New Brunswick, from Miscou Island to Sackville. The intense low-pressure system resulted in…

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Loblaw to keep operating PC Financial home & auto brokerage after ending banking relationship with CIBC

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PC Financial Insurance Broker Inc. – which places home and auto insurance in Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic Canada – will continue to be owned and operated by grocery and drug retailer Loblaw Companies Ltd., a PC Financial spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.
President’s Choice Bank, a Loblaw unit, announced Wednesday it has ended its 20-year relationship with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
“Everyday banking products, including savings, chequing and mortgage accounts, previously offered under the President’s Choice Financial brand will continue to be provided by CIBC, under new branding…

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Many polled Canadians aren’t researching options before buying financial products: LowestRates.ca survey

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While Canadians may head online to compare prices on flights or when booking a hotel, most aren’t researching their options before buying financial products, according to a new survey from comparison site LowestRates.ca. The online survey, conducted last month by

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2016 was the warmest year on record for the globe, Canadian Prairies experienced one of the “longest and most active storm seasons”: report

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Last year topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping and marked the third consecutive year of record warmth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Thursday. The 27th annual State of the Climate

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Echelon’s combined ratio improves 4.2 points to 93.5% in Q2, driven by personal auto and commercial property and liability

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. has reported a combined operating ratio of 93.5% for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30, a 4.2 point improvement from 97.7% in Q2 2016, driven by strong results in personal auto and commercial

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Intact Financial Corporation announces $105 million Cat loss for 2017 Q2

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation’s (IFC) estimated catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, for 2017 Q2 is about $105 million on a pre-tax basis, reports Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty. On an after-tax basis, the estimated loss amounts to $77 million