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Three-year ban for broker convicted of misappropriating more than $16,000

January 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

The former branch office manager of a B.C. brokerage has been banned from being a broker for a minimum of three years after she was convicted for misappropriating more than $16,000 of Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) funds for personal

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Why brokerage M&A in Canada will slow down in 2020

January 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

Looking at the number of brokerage acquisitions already in January, you wouldn’t think merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is slowing down. But earlier this month, Willis Towers Watson reported that the global M&A market, with performance in steady decline since

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How cyber threats grew from afterthought to top global concern

January 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

The threat of a cyber incident was a distant concern for companies around the world just seven years ago. It ranked 15th back then on a list of major business concerns, according to the annual Allianz Risk Barometer report. Today,

News EmploymentProfessional Development

Why you shouldn’t go outside the industry to find talent

January 17, 2020 by Jason Contant

It’s no secret that there is a war for talent in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. But before you look outside your brokerage or insurance company for talent, take a look inside, advises Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the chief talent scientist

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Are you following these password blunders?

January 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

From leaving passwords written on sticky notes laying around to using simple passwords to not using proper technology to secure client data, employees and companies still have much to learn about data security, according to a recent report. And with

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Brokerage expands into Yukon with acquisition

January 14, 2020 by Jason Contant

Western Canadian independent insurance brokerage CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. announced Monday it has expanded into Yukon with the acquisition of an office from Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. The longstanding Aon office at 201-9016 Quartz Road in Whitehorse will begin operating

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Will cyber insurance ever be fully standardized?

January 14, 2020 by Jason Contant

Will cyber insurance products ever become completely standardized? While aspects of cyber insurance, such as language around data breach, have become more standardized, there is still an overall lack of standardization across the line. Canadian Underwriter has also heard suggestions

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As province’s out-of-country health coverage ends, so begins an opportunity for brokers

January 13, 2020 by David Gambrill

With the wind-down of Ontario’s limited Out-of-Country Travellers Program now official, brokers in the province who sell travel insurance have a golden opportunity to make sure their snowbird and other travelling clients are properly covered for trips. “It is certainly

News Commercial LinesInsuranceTechnology

Why you should be prepared to accept PayPal

January 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

As society becomes more accustomed to paying its bills using modern electronic methods, how should brokers respond? “For the new consumer, they are so used to paying in many many different ways. We should be allowing customers to engage on

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NFP Canadian executive reveals future M&A strategy

January 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

NFP Corp. has concentrated almost exclusively in Ontario since it first entered into the Canadian property and casualty insurance space about two years ago, but expect that to change in the future. NFP is looking to have “a bigger presence

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The story behind NFP’s foray into the Canadian P&C space

January 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

NFP Corp. has been busy in the approximately two years since the U.S.-based brokerage acquired Dalton Timmis Insurance Group in 2017, its first Canadian P&C acquisition. Since that time, it has acquired a number of Canadian brokerages, including Mass Insurance

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The latest brokerage to join the parade of M&A in 2020

January 8, 2020 by Jason Contant

Another day, another acquisition. McDougall Insurance and Financial has merged with Provenance Insurance Services Ltd., which operates as Knox Hutchison Insurance Services (North Bay), Municipal Insurance Services (North Bay) and Dynamic Insurance Brokers (Sudbury). Provenance will join with McDougall to