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Loss Prevention for Hurricanes

June 6, 2018

The 2018 hurricane season just began on June 1, while parts of the country are still recovering from the devastating storms of 2017.


Intact Financial Corporation Completes Acquisition of U.S. Specialty Insurer OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and Announces Executive Appointment

September 28, 2017

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) today announced that it has completed its C$2.3 billion (US$1.7 billion) acquisition of U.S. specialty insurer OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (OneBeacon). The acquisition makes IFC a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America with over C$2 billion in combined annual premiums focusing on small to midsize businesses. Read the full news release>>


Using External Email Indicators to Help Protect Your Bank

September 15, 2017

Phishing emails are nothing new to the banking industry. Consumers falling victim to phony emails purporting to be from their bank is a common occurrence. Now, thieves are getting more creative by targeting bank employees rather than customers. Everyone receives many emails every day, and unfortunately, we are not able to take the time to thoroughly examine every one that we receive, especially if we believe that it is from an internal source. Because of this, employees are often mistakenly providing sensitive information to criminals without even realizing it.


Getting to Know OneBeacon in Boston

November 28, 2016

Recently, eight OneBeacon businesses gathered for a product fair/breakfast event at Boston’s Langham Hotel. OneBeacon Financial Services was represented by Barbara Winsor and Rebecca Riekofski, who set up “trade-show” style alongside their OneBeacon colleagues to showcase our specialty capabilities to local producers.


Cyberrisk: Threat and opportunity

November 2, 2016

Our friends at the Insurance Information Institute recently published a whitepaper that explores the threats and opportunities associated with cyberrisk.


Managing Winter Weather Risks

October 25, 2016

While winter weather can be invigorating, it also brings some serious risks. Slip-and-fall related injuries are fairly common during the wintertime, and snow and ice doesn't necessarily inhibit customers from visiting a bank. In order to help mitigate the risk of incurring liability as a result of poor winter maintenance, banks must develop and execute a sufficient winter weather response plan.


Stay on Your Feet: It's Fall Prevention Awareness Week!

September 21, 2016

One of the less apparent risks that banks face each day is right beneath their feet: the shiny, polished floors where patrons and staff can easily lose their footing. Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of liability and workers compensation claims for financial institutions in the U.S. That's why we're recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness Week - which coincides with the first week of fall - by sharing tips to help banks protect themselves and their customers against this risk.


"Cash Recyclers" article coverage

September 19, 2016

Designed to automate the cash-handling process, cash recycling is a banking technology trend on the rise. Cash recycler machines (CRMs) are beginning to make their way into commercial banks across the country. President Craig Collins discusses the risks associated with cash recycler machines in South Dakota Banker Magazine and Western Independent Bankers' newsletter.


IBA Convention-Bound!

September 19, 2016

We are excited to connect with industry colleagues at the 130th annual Iowa Bankers Association Convention! Check out a photo of Jamie Slinden, Specialty Account Underwriter, who is exhibiting at booth #212 alongside Tammy Placzek, VP of Specialty.  The event is being held in Des Moines, Iowa from Sunday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 20.


What to Know About Pokemon GO

July 19, 2016

Whether you've heard about it on the news or witnessed a distracted pedestrian playing the game, it's hard to ignore the Pokémon GO craze. By using GPS technology, this new mobile application enables players to catch virtual Pokémon characters who appear in their real-world surroundings. In addition, the game features marked locations where players can go to earn points and engage with others.