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Regulatory changes to foreign entities operating in Canada

November 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Foreign entities operating in Canada through a branch will now have to notify the federal regulator of any potential changes to branch management “as well as any circumstances that could negatively impact their suitability,” attendees to a virtual industry event

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Where the industry stands with OSFI’s redrafted reinsurance rules

November 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

When the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released its reinsurance discussion paper in 2018, it created quite a stir in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. The association representing Canadian P&C insurers, the Insurance Bureau of Canada

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Regulator expects more frequent volatility in financial sector

September 30, 2021 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The head of Canada’s banking regulator warned Wednesday of the potential for increased volatility in the global financial system as risks, especially around climate change and digital finances, are on the rise. “My new responsibility requires that I

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How much Canadian insurers have lost on cyber liability so far in 2021

August 31, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Private passenger personal accident insurers have experienced a loss ratio of nearly 70% so far in 2021, while the loss ratio for cyber liability is more than 100%. The federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has posted the

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Where insurers stand on OSFI’s reinsurance rules

April 28, 2021 by Jason Contant

Although proposed draft reinsurance rules from the federal solvency regulator have not been finalized, the president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is indicating that the regulator and Canadian P&C insurers may be bridging the gap. “I take

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Bank and insurer dividend hikes, share buybacks won’t return during lockdown: OSFI

January 11, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The superintendent of one of Canada’s financial regulators won’t consider allowing banks and insurers to hike dividends, offer share buybacks or increase executive compensation until COVID-19 lockdowns have subsided. Jeremy Rudin from the Office of the Superintendent of

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Regulator’s pilot project to start scenario-testing for climate change risks

January 7, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canada’s solvency regulator has introduced a pilot project in 2021 to conduct scenario testing of the impact of various climate-related risks on financial institutions’ bottom lines. “The first step of the pilot project is to develop a Canada-relevant set of

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OSFI releases new (and softer) proposed rule on high-limit policies

December 3, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canada’s solvency regulator has come out with a softer version of its proposed rule regarding the property and casualty insurance industry’s issuance of high-limit policies. The new version is in response to the industry’s previous concerns about the massive $21-billion

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OSFI draft guideline tightens oversight of Canadian branches of foreign insurers

November 4, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canada’s solvency regulator has released a new draft guideline that tightens the regulator’s oversight of foreign insurance and bank branches in Canada. Among other changes to existing regulations, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is requiring local

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What the new reinsurance rules could look like for Canada

February 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s federal insurance regulator will probably impose a policy limit rule, but one that will look different from a controversial rule initially proposed in 2018, a lawyer familiar with insurance solvency rules told Canadian Underwriter. “There has not really been

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One positive trend in the P&C industry’s third-quarter results

November 28, 2019 by David Gambrill

Canada’s federally-regulated property and casualty insurers appear to be getting a handle on their property lines claims ratios, although auto lines are still in trouble, according to third-quarter industry results released by the country’s solvency regulator, the Office of the

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OSFI, industry step back from the brink on proposed new reinsurance rules

October 29, 2019 by David Gambrill

It appears that there has been a proverbial “last-minute call from the governor” regarding controversial new rules proposed by Canada’s solvency regulator as part of its reinsurance review. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has made it