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How not to manage risk at a cryptocurrency provider

June 21, 2019 by Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – The accounting firm investigating the unseemly demise of Canada’s QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange is accusing the company’s late founder of creating fake trades and transferring customer funds into his personal accounts, where the money was used for high-risk margin…

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Why insurers can expect claims from the Raptors parade

June 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

It won’t surprise at least one lawyer to hear about insurance claims stemming from the Toronto Raptors championship parade. There were plenty of exposures present during the event on June 17, mainly because of a lack of resources available and…

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What open banking means for brokers

June 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers should see open banking as more of an opportunity than a threat, a partner with EY Canada suggests. Open banking is a system in which consumers could consent to sharing their banking transaction data with other financial services providers,…

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Digitizing your brokerage? Pay attention to the ‘frozen middle’

June 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

What’s the secret to successful digital transformation? The key is to get buy-in from the lower levels of the organization, said Paul Chapman, chief information officer (CIO) at Box Inc., a provider of cloud content management and file-sharing service for…

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Why climate change might be worse than you think

June 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you are using today’s climate models to predict the frequency and severity of tomorrow’s severe weather, your estimates could be off, suggests a recent convocation speaker at a major Canadian university. Recent unusual patterns in the jet stream are…

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Here are the most common type of travel insurance claims

June 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

Think you don’t need travel insurance? Think again. According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of RBC Insurance, just over one-quarter (26%) of 1,000 Canadians polled have made an insurance claim as a result of something that happened to…

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The key role of risk managers during climate change

June 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

Financial companies, including insurers, are moving positively towards dealing with climate change but more needs to be done – and it will need to be risk managers at the forefront to prepare their companies, according to a new study. The…

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What brokers think of this tax change on auto insurance

June 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (IBAN) is happy with regulatory amendments that would eliminate the remaining 13% retail sales tax (RST) on auto insurance in the province. “IBAN is pleased to see the elimination of the RST…

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Data breach affects nearly 3 million Desjardins Group members

June 20, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Desjardins Group said Thursday the personal information of more than 2.9 million of its members has been shared with individuals outside of the organization. The Quebec-based financial institution said the breach affects 2.7 million individual members and 173,000…

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Why this bar is partly liable for impaired driving accident

June 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Offering 12 beers for less than half price might be a good way for your client to get a crowd of customers into its bar, but it is not necessarily the best risk mitigation strategy. A Niagara area bar is…

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Paid Leverage tech and deliver seamless CX

June 20, 2019 by Insurance Nexus

Fast, simple and personalized. Those are the demands being placed on Canadian carriers as they strive to meet customer expectations in a digital experience-driven world. It’s no longer enough to set your yardstick by how well (or badly) the competition…

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How sports talk is good for company morale

June 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Toronto Raptors capped off their season with an NBA Championship – and their win can help give your employees a little more pep in their step when they come into work. It felt like everybody jumped on the bandwagon…