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Turo ends dual listing prohibition following Competition Bureau investigation

May 19, 2022 The Canadian Press

GATINEAU, Que. – The Competition Bureau says car-sharing service Turo Inc. has ended its policy in Canada that prevented someone from also listing the vehicle on other platforms, following an agency investigation. The Bureau says the change is good for

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Economical partners with car-share platform Turo

February 15, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Economical is now the insurer of choice to provide commercial auto coverage for peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Turo is a host-and-guest car sharing service that allows owners to list their vehicles – including

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Turo launches car-sharing marketplace in B.C., partners with car rental entrepreneurs

October 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Turo, which connects local car owners with travellers looking for adventure and in need of a vehicle, has expanded its car-sharing marketplace into British Columbia. To address provincial insurance regulations, the company has structured the expansion by partnering with local,

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Quebec financial services regulator urges caution over peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms

April 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s financial services regulator is urging caution following the “recent emergence of peer-to-peer risk sharing platforms.” The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) said in a press release on Tuesday that it has noticed that companies are offering consumers platforms where

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U.S. peer-to-peer car rental marketplace begins international expansion in Canada insured by Intact

April 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Peer-to-peer car rental marketplace Turo is continuing its drive beyond U.S. borders, announcing Tuesday the company’s international expansion in Canada insured by Intact Financial Corporation (IFC). The move will empower “Canadians to turn their idle cars into earning engines and