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Oct 12, 2018

A.P. Reid Insurance to acquire Wardell Insurance Limited, Burlington ON

A.P. Reid announces its latest acquistion of Wardell Insurance Limited of Burlington, ON, effective January 1, 2019.

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Oct 04, 2018

Storm Insurance Group Partners With Feed NS

Storm Insurance Group, including A.P. Reid, is thrilled to announce its corporate partnership with Feed Nova Scotia!

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May 09, 2018

10 Things to Look for when Buying a Used Car

While buying a used vehicle will save you money in purchase price and help you avoid depreciation costs, it is important to do your research before you purchase one. To avoid purchasing a car with hidden problems, consider the following buying precautions.

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Mar 22, 2018

What to do if your car is stolen

Walking outside to discover that your vehicle is no longer there, and has been stolen is a dreadful feeling. And yet, according to the 2013 statistics by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, a person goes through this experience about every three and half minutes in Canada—about 420 cars are stolen each day. It is one of the most frequent police-reported offences in Canada, and the cost really adds up.

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Feb 26, 2018

A.P. Reid Insurance leads the way in technology with new client web access

A.P. Reid Insurance Stores is excited to announce the launch of our new, user-friendly online customer portal and mobile app, branded the ‘A.P. Reid Client Access Centre’. The technology will offer our customers quick and easy access to their policy information, when and where ever they need it.

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Feb 16, 2018

Nova Scotia has become the first province to permit electronic proof of auto insurance

You can use your smartphone to lock your home's doors or set the alarm, make purchases, and even monitor your health. But for Canadians, the option to use a smartphone to show proof of auto insurance coverage has been restricted. This has changed for Nova Scotians, thanks to the Electronic Commerce Act.

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Feb 15, 2018

Reasons your home insurance rate may have increased

One of the most confusing things, as a homeowner, is to be notified that your homeowner’s insurance premium is increasing. You haven't made any claims or missed payments, and the coverage hasn't changed, but your premium is still going up. This is one of the most common consumer questions as it relates to home insurance. In this article, we hope to add some clarity to the potential reasons your home insurance rate keeps going up, and provide some tips to help you combat this issue.

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Feb 15, 2018

8 things you probably didn't know could lower your home insurance premium

With the cost of what seem like everything getting higher and higher each year, you may be intrigued to find out that there are ways that you could be saving on your home insurance. While it is most commonly known that shopping around and comparing rates each year, could result in potential savings, there are other less commonly known opportunities for discounts on your insurance.

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Nov 29, 2017

A.P. Reid voted Best Insurance Agency in Metro Community Choice Awards

“With early beginnings as a small family company, much of our founding principles were based on exceeding expectations of our customers and demonstrating ‘service first’ in all aspects,” Reid says. “And now that we’ve expanded across Canada, we still infuse this ‘service first’ value in everything that we do.”

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Oct 01, 2017

We’re Finalists in the 2017 Insurance Business Awards!

We’re very proud to have been shortlisted for the Insurance Business Canada Awards 2017 in the Best Brokerage Over Ten People category.

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Jul 21, 2017

A.P. Reid Insurance announces third western Canada acquisition

A.P. Reid Insurance Stores announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the personal lines portfolio of Edmonton-based company, NIB Insurance Brokers. This move follows the acquisition of Robinson Insurance Brokers in 2016, and a group auto and home insurance portfolio in 2015

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Feb 23, 2017

Dartmouth-based brokerage named in top 10 brokerages in Canada by Insurance Business Magazine

After months of receiving nominations from coast to coast, it was time to narrow down hundreds of brokerages to just 10 that are worthy of the title of one of Canada’s top brokerages….

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Oct 17, 2016

A.P. Reid Featured in Globe and Mail: October 17, 2016

Most people think of the insurance business as solid, steady and sedate. Jamie Reid, president and CEO of A.P. Reid Insurance Ltd., however, is finding leading-edge ways to reach more customers. Headquartered in Halifax since its beginning in 1980, his company has been building a nationwide network by acquiring brokerages in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, as well as establishing an online business that provides insurance to tenants across the country

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Sep 30, 2016

A.P. Reid Insurance to acquire Robinson Insurance Brokers of Edmonton

A.P. Reid Insurance Limited announced today its intention to acquire Robinson Insurance Brokers of Edmonton (RIB). Effective November 1, the company’s brokerage operations will integrate under the A.P. Reid brand, and Daniel Robinson, the President and Owner of RIB will join the A.P. Reid management team as their Western Regional Manager. The move is the latest step in A.P. Reid’s national expansion plan

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Sep 29, 2016

A.P. Reid featured in Halifax Business Voice Magazine

We don’t normally think of the insurance business as a risk-friendly enterprise,but Dartmouth-based A.P. Reid Insurance Stores is working to change that. “If the insurance industry says no to a certain type of business or client, we say that’s got to be wrong. We approach a challenge or opportunity and say, there’s got to be an answer, and then we go and create it,” says President Jamie Reid

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Jul 29, 2016

High School Graduate Awarded Bursary

Bridgewater High School graduate Megan Joudrey was presented with a $300 bursary by teacher Allan Muir during the proceedings in June. The bursary, sponsored by A.P. Reid Insurance Stores is awarded each year to a graduate who has shown entrepreneurial spirit

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Jun 29, 2016

A.P. Reid Insurance Presents 2016 BMW to Sobeys Urban Fresh Employee

Mississauga, Ontario – What began as a simple phone call requesting a quote from A.P. Reid Insurance, resulted yesterday with Adriana Thimi being awarded a brand new car. The Sobeys employee was presented with the keys to a 2016 BMW 4 Series as part of the Economical Select Sweepstakes at the Sobeys Ontario head office in Mississauga

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Sep 14, 2015

A.P. Reid announces New National Director of Personal Lines

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – A.P. Reid Insurance Limited announced today the addition of James Malcolm, BA CIP, as their new National Director of Personal Lines. James will be based in A.P. Reid’s Waterdown, Ontario location and will oversee the National

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Jan 07, 2015

A.P. Reid Enters Alberta

Following their successful foray into the Ontario market in 2014, A.P. Reid announces today the opening of their first Business Development Office in Edmonton, Alberta. "Our goal will be to repeat last year’s successful launch of the

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Mar 21, 2012

A.P. Reid Nominated for Two IBANS Insurance Awards 2012

A.P. Reid Insurance is extremely proud to announce two nominations for the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia Insurance Awards 2012. Raya Donkin from our Amherst office has been nominated for the Volunteer Services Award

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