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Controversy swirls around province’s plan for ridesharing insurance

July 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

B.C.’s provincial government will introduce legislation to enable ridesharing in the province by fall of 2019, prompting the industry’s private insurers to say they can provide ridesharing insurance faster and better than the province’s public insurer. B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation

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How blockchain will help brokers bypass traditional insurers

July 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

Vancouver-based Fineqia International Inc. has taken an equity allocation in Black Insurance, a Tallinn, Estonia-based digital insurance startup on the blockchain that has set its sights on creating a direct investor-to-broker relationship, bypassing the need for a traditional insurance company.

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M&A-lite: a new way to transform the business

July 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Improving distribution and exploring sophisticated technologies such as artificial intelligence are among the major reasons why insurance CEOs are looking to make deals such as mergers and acquisitions these days. But some of these objectives can be accomplished through other,

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Leading Canadian insurers ‘looking at M&A intensely’

July 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers can expect to see a major carrier consolidation deal this year, assuming the prediction of a major mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm holds true. Of the top 10 Canadian P&C insurers, “it could be expected that a few

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Quebec insurance IT provider V-NEO acquired by German-based tech company

July 3, 2018 by David Gambrill

German-based tech provider GFT Technologies SE (GFT) has acquired V-NEO Inc. (V-NEO), a Quebec-based IT provider to the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry. Founded in 2011, V-NEO has acted as a service partner for the P&C insurance Guidewire platform.

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Building an innovative culture? Here are two pitfalls to avoid…

June 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Companies often make two common blunders when they seek to disrupt themselves. First, some talk about hiring a bunch of “intrapreneurs” – creative geniuses who break all the rules and swim against the corporate tide – and then silo them

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Your clients may be aware of voice-activated tech, but are they buying it?

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadians’ awareness of voice-controlled, connected home devices such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is growing, but consumer interest in acquiring such a device is not keeping pace, a new study shows. Canada’s Internet Factbook 2018, released on June 20

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“Hey Broker, I need a quote.” Voice technology for brokerages arrives.

June 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

Alexa, ask Excalibur Insurance for a car insurance quote. That possibility is just around the corner, as Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company announced Thursday that it had opened an Innovation Outpost lab in Kitchener, Ont. that will connect customers with brokers

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A new tool for small businesses in the fight against cybercrime

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

The federal government has unveiled its National Cyber Security Strategy, with which it will establish a voluntary, recognizable certification intended to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to demonstrate to both businesses and consumers that they meet a baseline set

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Rise of the Machines

June 11, 2018 Mazen Habash, president and consulting forensic engineer, Origin and Cause

Appliance Fire and Flood Claims – Part 1

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Paid Part 3 of DGA study reveals how to achieve your ideal insurance career

May 29, 2018 DGA Careers

What direction do you see your insurance career taking over the next five years? Are you on a path to the C-suite or other leadership role? Alternatively, do you have a more entrepreneurial vision for either starting a company or

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How the privacy commissioner aligned with mutuals on Bill C-74

May 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian privacy law as it currently stands may not be enough to protect Canadians if banks are allowed to disclose their customer data to fintechs, Canada’s privacy commissioner told the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Wednesday. “Financial