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Northbridge Expands Product Line To Include Surety Bonds

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Toronto, ON (May 10, 2017) – Northbridge Financial Corporation is expanding its product line to include surety bonds.

Starting June 1, 2017, businesses across Canada will have access to an extensive selection of contract and commercial bonding solutions.

"Northbridge is now open for surety business," says Silvy Wright, President & CEO, Northbridge Financial Corporation. "Our added product capability allows us to enhance our service to existing and new customers in key industries where we're targeting further growth, such as the Construction and Contracting sector."

Northbridge acquires surety business of Fenchurch

Northbridge will enter the surety market by acquiring the surety underwriting business of Fenchurch General Insurance Company, which has a proven track record of profitability.

The acquisition includes United Surety Limited – which will be re-branded as Northbridge Surety Limited – and Capital Administration Services Inc., a provider of funds control services.

The transaction is scheduled to be completed on May 31, 2017.

"We're pleased to welcome this specialized team of surety experts, led by Iqbal Bhinder, who brings a decade of experience in the surety business to our operations," says Silvy Wright.

About Northbridge Financial Corporation

Northbridge Financial is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance group that's been helping to protect Canadian businesses for more than 90 years. We're 100% Canadian and wholly owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. We offer a wide range of innovative solutions to Canadian businesses through our Northbridge Insurance, Federated Insurance and TruShield Insurance brands.

To learn more, please visit nbfc.com.

Source: Northbridge Insurance


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