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March 11, 2021

"In business, and in life, very few of us want to be perceived as moving slowly. Speediness has become the most desirable state, from rolling out products before your competitors to enrolling our children in every extracurricular to find the talent that will slingshot them ahead of their peers. We need to redefine what moving slowly can really mean in business. Slow is thoughtful. Slow is strategic. Slow is smooth…", said Vineet Bansal, Chief Information Officer at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions in a latest article for Forbes.

Vineet, who is also a Forbes Council Member, remarks on the dangers of moving too quickly in business and outlines key factors to achieve business success and longevity.

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February 15, 2021

It is well known that ATMs are subject to many different types of attacks, from skimming or tampering, to robbery. In the last few months, the U.S. has seen a spike in a new type of assault on ATMs-“Hook and Chain” attacks. In this style of attack, criminals attach chains or cables to the ATM, hook those chains to a vehicle and attempt to physically pull off the door of the safe of the ATM.

In a recent article published by Iowa Bankers Association, Intact Financial Services’ Craig Collins shares steps that banks can take to mitigate risk and protect their ATMs. He highlights procedural tune-ups, specialized hardware and location as three imperative factors to ensure that employees, customers, and equipment remain safe.

Click the link to read more. The article also appeared in The Kansas Banker magazine, South Dakota Banker magazine and Kentucky Banker Magazine.

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October 5, 2020

The business landscape has changed drastically over the past several months as the world has struggled to combat and adapt to a global health crisis. Many organizations successfully pivoted their workforce to remote work, some even reporting increased productivity as a result. While there may be some positive outcomes of this forced remote environment as companies reconsider their flexible work arrangements and dollars spent on office space, unintended consequences and risks may also emerge.

Read complete article by Intact Management Liabilty's Brian Lester published in the Insurance Journal.

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September 17, 2020

Economic risks and exposures associated with mortgage portfolios have become more complex; so has protecting banks from losses. As a response to this, OneBeacon Financial Service has created a new policy to account for different types of losses that could impair mortgages, as well as certain exposures from originating and services loans.

Authored for South Dakota Banker by OneBeacon's Financial Services’ Betsy Good.

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June 16, 2020

OneBeacon Financial Services' President Craig Collins recently published an article about the importance of employees being ergonomic while working from home. In this article, he provides tips and insights on how to work comfortably and safely at home. He also addresses some risks if not taking the proper precautions.

Read full article written by Financial Services' Craig Collins on page 12 of South Dakota Banker.

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April 1, 2020

When we are asked about the most concerning type of property loss seen in banks, it is not vandalism, wind or even fire; it’s the quiet drip of a cracked pipe or the sudden surge of water flooding a basement from the sump or the sewer.

Authored for Iowa Banker by OneBeacon's Financial Services’ Craig Collins.

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November 25, 2019

OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins recently wrote a new article about the importance of employees taking vacation in the banking industry. In this article, he highlights the concern around not taking vacations, the warning signs, and vacation policy suggestions for the employer.

Read full article written by Financial Services' Craig Collins on page 6 of South Dakota Banker.

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October 17, 2019

The specialty lines business may be small, but the margins can be impressive where carriers are successful at it. Being successful requires understanding certain peculiarities and honing a special discipline toward product development.

Read full article with contributions from OneBeacon Specialty's Jeff Richardson in Carrier Management

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April 1, 2019

Cybercriminals will steal data any place they can find it, whether from a giant conglomerate or a small business.

Read full article co-authored by OneBeacon Healthcare's Patricia Hughes on page 18 >>

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March 21, 2019

According to the 2018 U.S. Attorney's Annual Statistical Report, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed more than 53,000 criminal cases that year. The majority of these filings are immigration, drug offense or violent crime cases, but there are a percentage of cases related to civil rights violations and discrimination.

Read full article written by Government Risks' Sarah Schmitz on page 7 of Public Risk Magazine.

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