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The Scrivens Perspective - Summer 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be happier at Scrivens because we get out of the office an hour earlier on Fridays to enjoy our weekends just a bit longer. Continue...

Say Farewell To Your Chequebook

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Do you know where your chequebook is? Do you even have cheques? If you do, is the address on them your current or previous address? Does investing without cheques sound attractive? Continue...

Rising Rates and Your Investment Portfolio

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

When I began my career in the financial services industry, you could have opened up a savings account that paid 17% interest. I’ll leave you to figure out how old that makes me! For most of my career – until recently – interest rates have mostly fallen. Continue...

Ah, Summertime: A Time for Relaxing and a Time for Financial Planning

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As I write this article, it is April 29 in The Year That Spring Forgot. It is only 6 degrees outside, no lawnmowers can be heard and the Blue Jays are still playing with the roof closed (after an earlier game was cancelled because of ice falling through the roof). One thing we can all agree on: we are looking forward to summer more than any year in recent memory. Continue...

Teen Worker Safety: Starting Out on the Right Foot

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Early work experience can be a great opportunity for teenagers. Ensure teenage employees’ work experiences are safe and rewarding by taking the time to teach them their responsibilities and rights as an employee. Continue...

2018 Commercial Insurance Outlook: Data, Innovation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This year, underwriters face pressure to fund 2017 losses, which could lead to the end of what was a sustained soft market for commercial property insurance. Overall, organizations should brace for rate increases and a hardening renewal market spurred on by devastating events. Continue...

Costs of Distracted Driving Go Beyond Fines, Demerit Points, and Injuries: You May Lose Your Insurance

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Driving while intoxicated is a social no-no because of the danger one poses to not only themselves but also to other road users. Distracted driving, on the other hand, is still very common and is arguably just as dangerous as drunk driving. So why are drivers and their passengers not taking the danger seriously? Continue...

Two Years Since Latest Auto Reform: Has Anything Changed?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It has been over 2 years since the latest Ontario Auto Reform in June of 2016 and your life may be a little different since. Last newsletter, we talked about some of the life changes that may impact your car insurance needs: marriage, dependants, new job. Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Spring 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

At Scrivens, we recognize the importance of adapting to an ever-changing world. Over the past 87 years, we have continued to evolve as new technologies and needs of our customers emerge. Continue...

Critical Cyber Exploits Affect Nearly All Computers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. Continue...