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Bank robbery involves improvised explosive device

December 13, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Two security guards were injured in an explosion during an overnight armed holdup at a Scotiabank branch in northeast Edmonton. Police at the scene said the guards – a man and a woman employed by GardaWorld – suffered

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Big Data is bringing credit score issue to the fore

July 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

As insurers’ computer databases get exponentially larger, the controversy around the use of credit scores in rating property coverage is getting intense. Customers are asking for “transparency” from insurers on how they price and underwrite insurance, Jean-François Larochelle, director of

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Intact explores blockchain’s insurance potential

July 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

One of the “disruptive promises” of blockchain is the ability to use it for insurance, and Canada’s largest insurer confirmed recently that it is exploring its potential. Thus far, however, blockchain  “is still [a research and development] project” at Intact Insurance, Jean-François

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Will telematics make territory-based rating a thing of the past?

July 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The use of telematics in pricing auto insurance is going to become more “prevalent,” and a major property and casualty insurer is trying to use the technology to get a better idea of driver risk, speakers said during a recent