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Industry pushes for PRPPS

In advance of Monday’s meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) delivered a clear message: it’s time…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 09:41

Clients skeptical of insurance brokers

Insurance brokers don’t have the best reputation, and this needs to change.

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Canadian Broker Network buys insurance group

Canadian Broker Network buys Intact Financial affiliate South Western Insurance Group.

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 12:23

UPDATED: IDC WIN acquires Strategic Brokerage Services

IDC Worldsource Insurance Network has acquired the MGA business of Calgary-based Strategic Brokerage Services. The transaction also includes the business of SBS West, an associated…

  • December 3, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 17:44

3 ways to create an insurance trust

An insurance trust is a tool that can allow a policy owner to control the timing and use of insurance proceeds following the death of…

  • By: Mike George
  • November 26, 2012 September 6, 2018
  • 05:55

Cope with a shrinking insurance market

In today’s market, insurance providers are facing major hurdles.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 22, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Help your senior get insurance

If your clients older than 65 are applying for insurance, underwriters are mainly concerned about unexplained falls.

You need a Plan B

Do you have a contingency plan in place for critical illness, disability, or death?

4 carriers adjust guaranteed and level cost products

Persistent low interest rates continue to cause problems for insurance companies.

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:12

ETFs for insurance advisors? They do exist

Insurance-funded strategies let more advisors use ETFs.

Paring insurance offerings puts Cdns at risk

Banks have faced more rigid capital and liquidity policies due to the recession, and now insurers are struggling with the same challenge.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • October 31, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Here’s what retirement means to you

TD asked what retirement meant to you, and thousands answered. It’s not just about withdrawing from your occupations. It means freedom, financial security and the…

  • By: Staff
  • October 23, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 12:15

Property insurance rates mixed for 2013

Business clients looking to buy insurance in coming months can expect to see a mix of rising and falling rates in 2013.

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Avoid the year-end insurance panic

It’s the beginning of the third quarter, and the big year-end push is on.

Baby boomers don’t want modest retirements

Over half of baby boomers (57%) would rather work longer so they can maintain their current lifestyles as they enter retirement, finds a CIBC poll.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 10:16

Pensions turn to alternatives to boost returns

Almost half (48%) of defined benefit plan sponsors plan to increase their allocation to alternative investments as they seek long-term returns less correlated to public…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 12:28

Standard Life completes Cdn debenture issue

Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada is issuing a $400 million principal amount of 3.9% fixed/floating subordinated debentures, due September 21, 2022.

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 09:39

Insurance for wealthy clients

When it comes to estate planning, life insurance is critical. Help your clients upgrade their coverage as they age to ensure wealth preservation.

Canadian insurers are staying afloat: report

Both life and P&C Canadian insurers are facing increasing challenges due to economic volatility, but they're maintaining capitalization.

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:33

Canadian travellers take risky retreats

It seems Canadian travellers have no problem taking chances; most don't understand or buy travel insurance.

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:39

Insurance is on sale

The insurance industry has changed drastically in the past 36 months.

Say welcome to cheap healthcare

A new client recently moved Canada and wants to buy life and health insurance. One problem: He’s from the Middle East.

Insurance for young people

Insurance doesn’t always work for young people, especially children. Some say, “The premiums are low, so why not insure?”

Did Neil Armstrong outsmart life insurers?

Neil Armstrong is on many people’s minds after his recent passing. His walk on the moon was a dangerous mission indeed. At the time, he…

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 13:22

Back to school financial tips for students

Students are set to head off to college and university with many valuables, but are they prepared for the financial risks? Read: Teens need money…