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Intact Financial Provides Policyholders with...

A woman taking a photo of vehicle damage after a collision with her phone.

Canada's largest property and casualty (P&C) insurer, Intact Financial, is seeking to streamline the auto claims process by introducing photo estimating options in Ontario. By partnering with Snapsheet (which already powers a similar offering from Aviva), Intact now allows policyholders to submit photographic evidence of their loss via an easy to use app for an ... Continue Reading

The Coolest Exotic Cars at CIAS (as Seen Through Snap Spectacles)

Coolest Cars At Toronto Auto Show Feature Image

For 43 years, the Canadian International AutoShow has featured foreign beauties, special editions, and world-changing vehicles with all the latest and greatest in innovation. This year, however, was a particularly special experience for me. That's because I got to combine two of my favourite things in the world: wearable tech and exotic cars. I was fortunate enough ... Continue Reading

Attention Apple Users: Apple Pay Now Being Rolled Out Online

Attention Apple users: Apple Pay Now Being Rolled Out Online

It's an exciting time for Apple Pay users: The mobile payment system originally unveiled in fall 2014 has now been released for use on select websites. This means that if you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac running the latest Apple software, you should have the option to select "checkout with Apple Pay" when purchasing ... Continue Reading

Uber stops operating in Edmonton:...

Insurance delay means company won't likely operate again until summer. Uber is suspending its operations in Edmonton until further notice, now that the city's new ride-hailing bylaw has come into effect. While that bylaw kicked in March 1 and Intact Insurance has developed a policy that takes into account the unique needs of Uber drivers ... Continue Reading

Edmonton to be the first city in Canada to allow Uber to operate legally

Edmonton to be the first city in Canada to allow Uber to operate legally

On January 27th, Edmonton city councillors voted in favour of a bylaw that will allow ride-sharing company Uber to operate legally within the city. It’s a first in Canada. Edmonton city councillors have passed a bylaw allowing Uber to operate in the city legally come March 1, 2016. That is, so long as Uber’s drivers ... Continue Reading