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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.

News & Insights

Getting Ready for 2018

January 3, 2018

The Financial Services team recently gathered for our annual meeting at OneBeacon’s Plymouth, Minnesota headquarters. This year’s session provided a great opportunity to reflect upon the past year, as well as discuss our business objectives for 2018. As we move into the new year, we continue to be grateful for the relationships we have with our many valued producer partners and look forward to providing solutions in the months ahead.


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.

Our Team Looks Forward to 2017

December 8, 2016

Members of our Financial Services team recently gathered for an annual meeting at OneBeacon’s Plymouth, Minnesota headquarters. The outing was a great chance to reflect on a successful 2016 partnering with our many valued producers, as well as an opportunity to discuss our business objectives for the coming year.


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.