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U.S. Industry Confidence Up: Survey

Despite a lingering recession, brokers and carriers in the U.S. are predicting better sales in 2010.
Well over three quarters of brokers and carriers—85%–said they expect …

Canadian economy picking up steam: RBC

Improved credit markets, increased domestic spending and a robust stimulus investment lead the charge as Canada’s economic growth picks up pace, says a report by …

Westland Insurance Group Continues Acquisitions Spree

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has added a Port Alberni insurance agency to its string of acquisitions in British Columbia. The insurance group has agreed to …

ICBC Seeks Stronger Stakeholder Ties: Report

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia  (ICBC) wants to strengthen relationships with its customers and brokers, according to a new strategic report.
Independent insurance brokers handle …

Housing market expected to surge: RBC

A steady increase in the number of Canadians intending to invest in a home further bolsters the resurgence of Canadian housing market, according to the …

Brokers Back Auto Reforms: IBAO

Ontario’s auto insurance reforms will put the focus on education for both consumers and brokers, says the head of the province’s broker association.
The reforms, outlined …

Travel insurance protects net worth

If your clients are taking a quick spring break to the U.S., make sure they pack more protection than just sunscreen. They need to buy …

B.C. Opposition Claims ICBC ‘Cash Grab’

Does B.C.’s latest budget indirectly shelve ICBC rate reductions? Opposition critics say transferring surplus ICBC funds to government coffers constitutes a “cash grab” that denies …

Ontario Auto Reforms Highlight Choice, Protection and Costs

Coverage choices, consumer protection and tight cost controls—that’s the future for Ontario’s auto insurance system, according to the province’s long-awaited changes.
The Financial Services Commission of …

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