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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...

Budget 2018: Only a Few Tax Changes for Individuals

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The 2018 Federal Budget was released on February 27 and was rather light on personal tax changes. There are no changes to personal tax rates. Continue...

Ontario's Fair Auto Insurance Plan: Accident Benefits Requirements Change With Your Lifestyle

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The government's solution to unfair auto insurance premiums and fraudulent activity is the "Ontario's Fair Auto Insurance Plan". Developed based on recommendations made by Ontario's advisor on auto insurance, David Marshall, this plan aims to improve care received by people injured in motor vehicle collisions, reduce diagnosis and treatment disputes, tackle fraud, pinpoint risk factors (such as geographic location), mandate legal contingency fees, and reduce red tape to modernize the auto insurance industry. Continue...

Identity Theft: A Gateway to a Stolen Home

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It may seem implausible but there's a chance someone can steal your house. Title fraud has been an issue in Canada for a while and although it isn't too common, the damage can be immense. Continue...

Term Life Insurance: When Promise Becomes Reality

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

When you purchase any life insurance product what you are essentially buying is a promise - a promise that the policy benefits will be paid out at the time of a claim. Continue...

Marijuana and Crypto Currency: Do You Suffer from FOMO?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As I write this article, we are in the middle of flu season and during these late stages of a bull market, we are also in the middle of FOMO season. Continue...

Tips for Baby Boomers to Stay Safe in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are an important part of today's workforce. While these individuals play a key role in the success of an organization, they are often older, which creates unique workplace needs and risks. Continue...

5 Construction Trends for 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Preparing for the year ahead can set your construction firm up for success in 2018 while simultaneously helping you avoid major setbacks. In order to stay competitive, the following are five major construction trends for 2018: Continue...

The Scrivens Perspective - Winter 2018

Monday, December 18, 2017

This is the most wonderful time of year and it certainly feels like it here at Scrivens. The staff have come together to collect socks for the homeless community of Ottawa. I am proud of the hard work the Scrivens staff has done to support our community. Continue...