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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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One thing an insurer will consider before investing in commercial surety bonds

September 17, 2020 by Jason Contant

Specific industry risk can play a major role in how much capital an insurer is willing to put forward for commercial surety bonds, a speaker said during a recent webinar. Industry risk is a “unique” underwriting consideration, Rob Dempsey, senior

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What’s driving D&O rate increases for privately-held firms

September 11, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Lawsuits from employees alleging harassment or discrimination is one reason for significant price increases in directors’ and officers’ liability rates. In Canada, commercial brokerage Gallagher is seeing an uptick in age and gender discrimination claims and workplace harassment claims under

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COVID-19 compounds ongoing real estate insurance challenges

September 8, 2020 by Adam Malik

The global pandemic isn’t necessarily causing a large number of problems around insurance issues in the real estate sector, but it’s clogging up the pathway to making things better. “The way we’re thinking about real estate and insurance is that,

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How Gallagher prepares clients for D&O rate increases

September 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are going to be hit with rate increases and major changes in terms and conditions to their directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability policies, you might want to give them some advance warning. “We tend to prepare early

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Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.

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Veteran broker calls for insurers to offer customers a premium freeze

April 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

Saying the Canadian P&C insurance industry can do more to offer relief to consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, one 40-year industry veteran recommends that insurers offer guaranteed renewals and a premium freeze at 2019 levels. Standard measures focus on a

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Gallagher names CEO of Canadian brokerage operations

December 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Dave Partington has been named CEO of Gallagher’s Canadian retail property and casualty brokerage operations. Gallagher is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm. Partington will lead the strategy and culture for continued growth across Canada, according

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Where Palmer Atlantic acquisition fits into Gallagher’s growth strategy

April 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Gallagher has recently strengthened its focus on building national industry practices such as trucking with the acquisition of specialist commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic. Gallagher has identified long-haul transportation as a priority market segment, and that made Palmer Atlantic a