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Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Assurance Company of
Canada and Intact Financial Corporation announced today a referral arrangement to provide Sun Life's customers in
Canada with access to belairdirect's home and auto insurance offerings through their websites and call centres.
"Our customers are at the heart of everything we do," said
Kevin Dougherty, President, Sun Life Financial Canada. "When we asked them what new products they would like us to make available, home and auto were at the top of the list. This offering by belairdirect is another way we are listening and responding to the needs of our customers."
"We are pleased to partner with a leading provider of financial solutions to meet a key need of their customers," said
Louis Gagnon, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intact Financial Corporation. "This agreement with one of
Canada's most trusted brands in financial services follows an extensive selection process and constitutes a significant endorsement of the quality and competitiveness of the belairdirect offering and its customer orientation."
"The similarities and ease of doing business between the belairdirect customer service platforms with those of Sun Life Financial's web and call centres have also been a key factor in our decision to partner with belairdirect," added
The program will be initially launched in
Ontario starting in December and will be extended to other provinces throughout 2014.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Assurance Company of
Canada is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies.
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including
the United States, the
Bermuda. As of
September 30, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the
New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
About belairdirect belairdirect has been offering home and car insurance products for more than 50 years directly to consumers. It offers a simple but complete solution, allowing customers to communicate with a licensed agent by phone, online, or face-to face through its network of branches.
belairdirect was the first property and casualty insurer to sell insurance products online (
www.belairdirect.com), attesting to the company's innovative character.
belairdirect is a member of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX : IFC), the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada