News + media

Recent news stories on, and press releases from, Square One are listed below. You’re also welcome to visit our company blog. If you have questions about any of these stories, or would like to learn more about Square One, please call 1.855.331.6933 ext 100 or email us.








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65% of Canadians unaware of flood exposure

Insurance Business Canada | Feb 22, 2016



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91% of homeowners are unaware of this coverage gap

Insurance Business Canada | Nov 17, 2015



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Brokers dissect Airbnb’s new insurance coverage

Insurance Business Canada | Oct 26, 2015



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Laneway homes raise insurance questions

MSN News | Sep 18, 2015



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New CMHC rules to increase “income suite” clients

Mortgage Broker News | Aug 28, 2015


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Insurer reacts to key lobbying effort

Insurance Business Canada | Aug 26, 2015



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Vancouverites likely to rent out suite, survey finds

24 Hours | Aug 24, 2015






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These homes are on the rise in Canada – and require coverage

Insurance Business Canada | Aug 12, 2015


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“The Big One” is coming – are your clients protected?

Insurance Business Canada | Aug 11, 2015


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Rent out your home but make sure you’re insured for the orgy

Financial Post | Jul 3, 2015

National Post | Feb 22, 2016



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B.C. insurer offers home insurance for Airbnb hosts

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Mar 30, 2015


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Growing popularity of Airbnb poses insurance pitfalls

Insurance Business Canada | Mar 13, 2015


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Is the Industry ready for an earthquake in Quebec?

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Nov 26, 2014



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Canadians wrongly believe the government will cover this…

Insurance Business Canada | Aug 29, 2014


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Canadians misunderstand government disaster funding: survey

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Aug 26, 2014




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Home sharing growing in popularity

News1130 | Aug 11, 2013



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Ten ways to cut the cost of home insurance

The Globe and Mail | Apr 22, 2013




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Canadian on-line insurance activity

Insurance-Canada.ca | Jan 25, 2012


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Insurance company benefits from reducing direct mail

The Globe and Mail | Jan 25, 2013


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OSFI’s quake modeling guidelines shaking up market in BC

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Jan 14, 2013



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2013 FORECAST: Rising expectations forcing technological integration

Thompson’s World Insurance News | Jan 7, 2013



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The Challenge Revisited

The Globe and Mail | Dec 26, 2012


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Earthquake insurance has risen 25 per cent

Canada.com | Dec 19, 2012








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A landlord’s essential: Tenant’s home insurance

Canadian Real Estate Magazine | Jun 20, 2012





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1/4 of B.C. homeowners now landlords

Canadian Real Estate Magazine | Jun 4, 2012


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What does a B.C. MBA look like?

BC Business | Apr 2, 2012





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BC leading province in home insurance premiums

businessreviewcanada.ca | Mar 17, 2012



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87% of BC residents pay for home insurance they don’t need

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Mar 15, 2012


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BC residents pay most for home insurance in Canada

Canadian Underwriter | Mar 13, 2012


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Half of all BC homeowners lack earthquake insurance

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Mar 12, 2012


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Half of all BC homeowners don’t have earthquake insurance

Canadian Insurance Top Broker | Mar 9, 2012



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Is a launch party still a smart way to build buzz?

The Globe and Mail | February 8, 2012


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Hard times trigger changes in insurance choices

Financial Post | January 7, 2012


Press releases




Recovering from the Fort McMurray wildfire

Square One | May 11, 2016









































Square One expands into more BC cities

Square One | Aug 29, 2012





Square One gives away over 1,000 blankets

Square One | Aug 15, 2012







Square One gives away 7,000 umbrellas

Square One | Jun 19, 2012















Square One gives away more free umbrellas!

Square One | Mar 15, 2012









Square One introduces rewards program

Square One | Dec 15, 2011





Home insurance specialist launches in BC

Square One | Oct 5, 2011