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Press Release: Two Families Come Together: Scrivens acquires Mullally Insurance & Annuity Agency Ltd.

Friday, January 11, 2019

OTTAWA, ON (January 10, 2019) – A leading provider of financial planning solutions, W.H. Scrivens Financial Services Ltd. entered an agreement to acquire Mullally Insurance & Annuity Agency and will continue to operate under Scrivens Insurance and Investment Solutions at its main office, 270 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Vince and Jeff Mullally, the principals of Mullally, have decided to retire, thus the need of a solution for their many long-term clients. Continue...

National Safe Driving Week - Preventing Distracted Driving

Monday, December 03, 2018

For National Safe Driving Week, Scrivens is dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and advice for staying safe while on the road in Ottawa. One of the best ways to stay safe is to prevent distractions while driving. Continue...

Segregated Funds - The Basics

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Segregated Funds - The Basics Continue...

Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Beginning November 1, 2018, Canada's federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will require organizations that suffer a data breach involving personal information to report the breach to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, give notice of the breach to affected individuals, and maintain records of data breaches that affect personal information. Continue...

Driver-assist Features

Monday, October 01, 2018

Vehicle technology seems to advance each year as new features improve driver and passenger safety. The following are just a few driver-assist features to be aware of the next time you are in the market for a new vehicle: Continue...

Back to School Defensive Driving Techniques

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It's that time of year again when the pleasant summer commute is back to normal as students and parents return from their summer breaks. That means there are a significantly higher number of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of while commuting. Continue...

5 Tips for Contractor Equipment Security

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In the world of contractors' equipment, theft is a major threat to your bottom line. Here are five things you can do to protect your equipment against major loss and theft. Continue...

Non-Profit D&O Insurance: Examples of insurance at work

Thursday, August 02, 2018

We at Scrivens are extremely proud of the partnerships we have made with non-profit and social services organizations in Ottawa. Non-profit organizations provide essential social services that benefit the community and their members. These organizations cannot survive without dedicated leaders to make major decisions on behalf of the organization. Continue...

Preparing Your Home for a Vacation

Thursday, July 12, 2018

There are a number of hazards that could affect your home while you're away, including lightning, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you're on vacation, consider the following: Continue...

Of Every 10 Busineses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) ordered a telephone survey - 2017 survey with Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues - of around 1,014 Canadian businesses. The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs. Continue...



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