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Customers want you to text them. So why aren’t you?

December 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Nearly seven in 10 customers want to be able to contact a business via text message but just 13% of small and medium businesses are actually using the medium to communicate with their customers, according to a recent study. While

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What brokers can learn about customer service from an airline, a steakhouse and a boot shop

September 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Eighty percent of CEOs believe they provide great customer service, according to a recent survey from IBM. However, only 8% of customers believed they receive such service. That disconnect could be killing your brokerage. “If you’re sitting here right now

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Are you prepared for insurance quotes through Google Home and Amazon Echo?

May 10, 2019 by David Gambrill

“Google Home, Amazon Echo, buy me auto insurance for my new, black 2019 Hyundai Sontata.” If you are a broker, would you be able to handle this voice request for an auto insurance quote? If not, you’d better start strategizing

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Data the engine for innovation to improve business, serve customers, speaker suggests

August 30, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Organizations can be the driving force behind innovation that transforms their operations and helps them better serve customers, but those advances will increasingly rely on having a store of good data available, it was suggested Tuesday during the 5th Annual

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Augmented and virtual reality poised to impact insurance industry: Novarica

August 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Augmented and virtual reality each boast considerable potential for impact within the insurance industry, with implications spanning risk mitigation, improved efficiency and loss ratios and enhanced customer service, Novarica said in a new executive brief. While their effect will be

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Collaboration leads to milestone achievement to define data exchange standards between companies, brokers

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The long-standing objective of standardized real-time data exchange between insurance brokers and companies has taken a big step forward with Tuesday’s announcement that initial testing of the process has been successfully completed. A team of players in Canada’s p&c insurance

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Digital and app users not waiting around, quick to bail on non-responsive service: Australia research

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A huge divide exists between consumer expectations of their digital service experience and what is being delivered, with three-quarters of recently polled consumers in Australia reporting they will stop trying a digital app or service within a minute if it

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Applying blockchain technology could slash US$40 billion in costs for financial services: BIS Research

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Implementing blockchain technology could produce hefty cost savings in the billions of dollars annually for the financial services market, suggests a new report released Friday by Minnesota-based BIS Research. Characterizing blockchain as a revolutionary development, its application “could lead to

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Boyd Group Income Fund to acquire collision repair company Assured Automotive for $193.6 million

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Boyd Group Income Fund (BGIF) is looking to cement the Boyd Group’s position as a leading provider of collision repair services in Canada with the announcement it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and business of

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Zurich Insurance announces plans to position itself for future, new profitability targets

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group plans to build on customer relationships, simplify the business and significantly reduce costs as part of its renewed focus on increasing business profitability and delivering high-quality earnings over the 2017-2019 period, the global insurer announced Thursday. “In

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Insurers must realign business to suit customer needs and expectations for the future, not the past: Majesco

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The factors influencing customer loyalty are changing, demanding that insurers rethink and realign how their businesses meet customer expectations, notes a new thought leadership report released Thursday by Majesco. A significant gap exists between consumer needs and expectations and what

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Lussier Dale Parizeau, Riverin Girard and Ouellet Fillion to merge

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An agreement has been reached to merge the operations of Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP) and Riverin Girard & Associés and Ouellet Fillion, a move expected to enhance customer service and bolster LDP’s presence in Quebec. The deal was announced jointly