More choice in Quebec insurance providers on results in auto insurance rate decrease for Quebec drivers.

TORONTO, October 17, 2009 - Today, Kanetix® (, Canada's online marketplace for insurance quotes, released the results of its Quebec quarterly auto insurance premium study. The study, designed to spot and highlight the pricing trends of Quebec car insurance quotes, identified a 6.9 per cent decrease in the average of the lowest rates quoted for auto insurance in Q3 2009 compared to Q3 2008.

"The results of this quarter's study closely mirror the results of last quarter," observes George Small, Co-founder of "The addition of another competitively priced Quebec auto insurance provider to the quote comparison service at the end of last year continues to open up new choices to drivers. The more choice drivers have available to them, the greater the opportunity to save money on their car insurance premiums."

As an online auto insurance shopping service that provides real-time quotes from some of Quebec's top insurers, Kanetix is in a position to bring attention to the choices available to Quebec drivers when it comes to insurance. Insurance rates change often and vary between insurers, so comparing car insurance quotes is an easy way to see if there are opportunities for savings. More drivers are coming to to comparison shop their Quebec auto insurance needs and are finding the right insurance provider for them.

About the study

Intended as a tool to spot and highlight the pricing trends of Quebec car insurance, the Kanetix study is released quarterly. Kanetix believes this study to be an accurate reflection of what auto insurance consumers are seeing when they get their renewal notice from their current insurer, as well as the prices they see when they shop around for coverage. The study includes all drivers, regardless of their driving or insurance history, and is based on the lowest rate quoted, no matter which company provided it (e.g. direct writing companies or broker-based insurers).

The results of the study are determined by comparing the average lowest auto insurance premium quoted online for Quebec shoppers through Kanetix in Q3 2009 (i.e. July, August and September) with the average from the same period in 2008. The results, and resulting interpretations, are based on the profile information as entered by the shopper and may not represent their accurate driving profile or vehicle data. As such, Kanetix can make no representation or warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of this information.

About Kanetix

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix is Canada's leading national, online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix insurance information and shopping service brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the Kanetix website to compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Kanetix visitors can select the insurance quote of their choice and where available, choose to complete the application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.

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