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RSA shareholders approve Intact-Tryg takeover

January 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover of RSA Canada has crossed two additional hurdles. The deal was approved Monday by a majority of shareholders of London-based RSA, Intact said in a release. Canada’s federal competition bureau has also approved the deal,

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The diversity and inclusion statement that hit home for Intact’s management team

December 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Intact Financial Corporation was holding focus groups on diversity and inclusion a few months ago, when a young manager of colour shared her experience with the insurer’s senior management. “She gave an example to us, which struck most of the

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End of the line for Intact’s bid to appeal frozen food spoilage coverage dispute

December 7, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means Intact Insurance has to defend two lawsuits against a client that operates a cold storage warehouse. Clauson Cold & Cooler Ltd. had a “Commercial Edge Express Plus” policy with Intact. In

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How long Intact has been contemplating RSA acquisition

November 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Executives with Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer have had their eye on RSA for a long time, the CEO of Intact Financial Corp. said recently. Intact Financial Corp. announced Wednesday that a deal to acquire RSA PLC has been

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Where The Guarantee Company’s CEO landed after Intact acquisition

November 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Stephen Ruschak, who led The Guarantee Company of North America at the time it was acquired by Intact Financial Corp., is now working for Arch Capital Group Ltd. Bermuda-based Arch Capital announced Tuesday that Ruschak is now executive vice president

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How Intact will decide what becomes of RSA Canada’s brands

November 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If Intact Financial Corp. takes over RSA Canada, the combined firm will go to market with the “strongest” brands, meaning it remains to be seen what happens in Canada to brands such as RSA, Unifund, and Johnson, Intact’s CEO suggested

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What the OneBeacon deal says about Intact’s prospects with RSA acquisition

November 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp.’s recent experience writing commercial specialty in the United States is a good sign it could be successful writing property and casualty insurance overseas, analysts tell Canadian Underwriter. RSA plc and Intact announced earlier this month a possible

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Anti-trust issues unlikely if Intact acquires RSA Canada: Analyst

November 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is unlikely to encounter any opposition from Canada’s competition regulator in acquiring RSA plc’s Canadian insurance operations, an expert from DBRS Morningstar predicts. “We see a material difference between the life insurance market and the P&C market

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Intact sets 50% growth target for BrokerLink

November 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is aiming to grow its brokerage subsidiary to a $3-billion-a-year operation, CEO Charles Brindamour told investment banking analysts recently. “BrokerLink recently surpassed $2 billion in premiums as it continues to grow organically and through acquisitions,” Brindamour said

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Brokers react to Intact’s ‘unbelievable’ international expansion proposal

November 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A takeover of RSA Canada by Intact would still leave clients with plenty of choice in property and casualty insurance while making Intact more of an international player, an Ontario broker suggests. However, another notes that there is reason for

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Why the impact of an Intact-RSA combo would vary by province

November 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Things could get interesting for brokers in Atlantic Canada if Intact takes over RSA’s Canadian operations, a Saskatchewan broker told Canadian Underwriter Friday. That being said, he felt if the proposed deal announced Thursday goes through, it would still leave

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Intact’s message to politicians wanting more commercial insurance regulation

November 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Imposing more regulation on commercial carriers is not going to help make coverage available for clients who are having a hard time finding insurance, Intact CEO Charles Brindamour suggests. “I don’t think that scaring insurers is the way to bring