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What CISRO’s conduct principles mean for brokers

May 12, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO) has recently published the Principles of Conduct for Insurance Intermediaries, intended to help ensure the fair treatment of P&C consumers — and the Ontario regulator predicts broker compliance will be high.   Many of

Melissa Bajwa has been appointed to the RIBO board.
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RIBO’s newest board member

April 21, 2022 by Jason Contant

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) has appointed Melissa Bajwa to its board.  Bajwa is currently the vice president of compliance and broker network operations with PROLINK, one of the largest independent brokerages in Canada. She joined PROLINK in 2016

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Working from home? Careful with your client information

December 1, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Brokers need to be mindful of how they protect their clients’ information in the digital age, particularly when they transfer information to and from their office to work remotely from home. “We recognize that the digital era is upon us,

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Broker regulator working on ‘logistics’ of public hearings

November 30, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario officials are “giving some thought” to how they will make disciplinary committee hearings public, RIBO’s chief executive officer said Thursday. “Just because the hearings are required to be held in camera doesn’t mean that we

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Proposed law would make broker discipline hearings public

November 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A rule requiring disciplinary hearings of Ontario brokers be open to the public is currently included in the province’s budget implementation bill, which has yet to be passed. The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday it

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Getting younger people into broker channel as a career remains challenging: incoming IBAO president

September 6, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Getting younger people to choose the broker channel as a career remains a challenge, the incoming president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) told Canadian Underwriter in a recent interview. “In the high schools is where it really

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Unlicensed entity selling false proof of auto insurance: FSCO

April 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning to consumers that an organization known as Switzerland Imperial Bank AG, or S I B AG Corporation, is not licensed to conduct insurance business in Ontario. “Switzerland Imperial Bank

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FSCO issues warning over mail scam conducted by unlicensed insurance company

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning to consumers about a mail scam conducted involving an unlicensed insurance company called TD Insurance, Melohre Mannex. “Although this company may have a similar name to a licensed insurance company,

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RIBO overhauls spot check program to include consideration of conduct requirements, expectations: Hitchlock

November 10, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) has embarked on a major overhaul of its spot check program with the twin goals of promoting better consumer protection and improved broker risk management, says Norma Hitchlock, RIBO’s outgoing president. While the

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You’re Invited to Lloyd’s MGA Roadshow, Wednesday April 20th, Kitchener, Ontario

April 4, 2016 Lloyd's Canada

Lloyd’s Canada is delighted to invite you to attend a RIBO accredited lunchtime seminar: Wednesday April 20th, Kitchener, Ontario, 11:30-14:00 This free seminar hosted by Lloyd’s Canada will feature six underwriting experts: ABEX to present misunderstood property risks Creechurch Underwriters