• New direct writer ‘not shy’ to cover U.S. exposures

    A newly approved direct writer in the Canadian insurance sector isn’t abandoning its MGA heritage, pledging to remain committed to brokers by underwriting big U.S. exposures.

  • Atlantic brokerage expands again

    Following up their purchase of Basin Insurance, Atlantic Canada’s largest independently owned insurance brokerage announced the purchase of two more offices in the Halifax region.

  • Maritimes’ largest independent gets larger

    One of the Maritimes' largest independently-owned insurance brokerages today announced the purchase of Halifax’s Basin Insurance.

  • Blasting pirates with Britney Spears

    Somali pirates have sent shipping insurance rates skyrocketing around the Horn of Africa – but there is one secret weapon the merchant navy is having success with.

  • Low rates, not rough water, hurting insurers

    Sensational images of the Costa Concordia being righted and the whopping $1.7 billion insurance price tag aren’t sinking marine coverage – it is insurance investors feeling the pinch of low interest rates.

  • Internships essential to hiring quality, says broker

    Hiring quality people is as important as getting good clients these days, says the Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest independently owned insurance brokers in Canada – and the best way to find them is through paid internships.

  • Companies paying more risk-related expenses

    An annual benchmark survey finds that a company’s average risk-related expenses are on the rise, led by soaring property risk expenses….

  • Protecting your clients in a food fight

    Misrepresentation of food products is sparking an interest in recall policies south of the border. If the food fights spread north, how to protect your clients from liability…

  • Bizarre boating insurance

    Boats and boating perils are mostly straightforward, but here are a few that might catch the attention of even the most jaded broker. What would your underwriters say about these peculiar boats and perils?

  • Western Financial nets new B.C. broker

    A Campbell River, B.C. brokerage is the second broker acquisition for Western Financial in the month of January 2013.