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Meet the new Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies president

October 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically reducing the frequency of in-person meetings, the new president of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) plans to meet online with each member to hear their concerns. “I am mapping out a plan

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One broker’s bold prediction about contactless payment options

September 21, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Concerns over the risk of COVID-19 transmission could accelerate the changes that technology has been bringing to financial transactions, including contactless payment options, a commercial broker suggests. “Financial services are changing very quickly,” said Mark Morency, senior vice president and

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Four opportunities COVID provides for fintechs

April 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting renewed emphasis on digitizing of insurance processes including payments, claims, applications and signatures, a Canadian fintech venture capital executive suggests. “This is a good opportunity for fintech, because the acceleration of innovation in financial institutions

News BrokersMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

Three reasons fintech is driving brokerage acquisitions

December 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Disruption by fintechs will be one driving force behind mergers and acquisitions among insurance brokerages, industry executives say.“I think fintech will help perpetuate this continued consolidation trend because I think at the small end of the market, fintech is viewed

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Brokers await regulations on bank fintech changes

May 17, 2019 by Jason Contant

As the federal government drafts regulations related to recent Bank Act amendments, the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is confident that the fundamental aspects of their position have been upheld. Bill C-74, which received royal assent in June 2018,

News Technology

Intact-backed insurtech cracks the Fintech100 list

October 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A French robo-broker and an auto insurer backed by Canada’s largest property and casualty carrier are among the insurtechs “driving disruption” in financial services, a report released Tuesday suggests. KPMG announced Tuesday the fifth annual Fintech100, a report that highlights

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Brokers, mutuals split on tactics after ministry’s controversial phone call

May 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) and the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) are split on tactics regarding a federal government bill that would allow banks to share customer data with fintechs. Which path better protects consumers

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Why mutuals are concerned about banks sharing data with fintechs

May 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) Wednesday called on Parliament to withdraw two sections from proposed Bill 74 that would allow chartered banks to share their customers’ banking data with fintechs. CAMIC and its 76 member companies are

News InsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Keep banking and insurance separate: IBAC

April 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is welcoming explicit restrictions on banks’ business powers related to insurance contained in Bill C-74, but wants to make sure the historical separation between banks and insurance continues. The federal government’s recently introduced

Feature Technology

Digital Access

December 1, 2017 Ron Stokes, FinTech Leader; and Morgan Richardson, Manager, Financial Services Transactions, EY Canada

As fintechs and insurtechs take hold, more than just the tech is changing. Incumbents are joining fintech firms in realizing a digital approach — anchored by strong and agile core systems — is necessary to put customers first. And cultivating that approach from the time customers are young offers promise of customers for life.

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Canada’s fintech adoption rate doubles in last 18 months: EY report

July 25, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Customer wants, needs and demands are guiding players in Canada’s fintech space toward developing simpler, more transparent and customer-centric financial services products, with insurance expected to see a big increase in uptake in future, suggests new research released Tuesday by

Angela Stelmakowich, Editor
Feature Technology

Embracing the Bogeyman

July 14, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

So much technology; so many possibilities. Increasingly for the property and casualty insurance industry, however, it feels as though a greater ease is developing around technology and technological advances. No longer is technology seen in p&c insurance as the stereotypical