New tool assesses insurers based on client reviews

He’s losing confidence in his company pension – what should he do? – Rob Carrick responds to a reader considering cashing out his defined-benefit pension into a LIRA

April 8th, 2021 The website InsurEye is building a database of customer reviews of car and home insurance, life insurance, disability and more. Not a lot of love out there for these companies… Read more / Download
New tool assesses insurers based on client reviews

New tool assesses insurers based on client reviews

April 1th, 2021 In developing the platform, InsurEye analyzed thousands of reviews collected over a span of nine years and created a tool that highlights the top positive and negative experiences mentioned in customer feedback… Read more / Download
A New Online Tool Highlights Canadian's Experience with Insurers

A New Online Tool Highlights Canadian’s Experience with Insurers

March 31th, 2021 When InsurEye noticed that during the pandemic more Canadians than ever before buying insurance and financial products online, the company stepped up to help… Read more / Download
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7 disability insurance myths to stop believing

February 8th, 2017 Disability insurance can be a tricky topic. And if you’re not reading the fine print, you could be relying on inaccurate myths when making the key decision of deciding how much you’ll need… Read more
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10 auto insurance myths you should stop believing now

December 1, 2016 Auto insurance can be a tricky topic and if you’re not reading the fine print, you could be relying on inaccurate myths to inform your coverage decisions… Read more
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10 auto insurance myths you should stop believing now

December 1, 2016 Auto insurance can be a tricky topic and if you’re not reading the fine print, you could be relying on inaccurate myths to inform your coverage decisions… MoneySense staff
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Parents shamed for living in a tiny home

November 18, 2016 A sensible response to expensive housing is to scale back on the size of your home… Read more

Insurance company offers girl $8 for mileage to hospital instead of $50K for eye injury

November 7, 2016 The mother of a 12-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic eye injury playing soccer is angry that her insurance company won’t pay out because it says the injury isn’t sufficiently severe… Read more
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The 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know about Ontario’s New Insurance Reform

July 5, 2016 It’s no secret that Ontario residents pay more for their auto insurance than Canadians…

5 Car Insurance Myths-Busted!

July 5, 2016 Ever heard that red cars cost more to insure than any other colour? That’s just one of five common car insurance myths that our car insurance expert has debunked once and for all… Read more
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5 Car Insurance Myths—Busted!

July 5, 2016 While men do tend to pay a little more in insurance than women on average, it’s not strictly down to gender, says Saltykov…
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Why you should loosen up and travel more

May 27, 2016 More than their electronics, jewelry, cars and fancy kitchens, it’s the trips people take that give them the most satisfaction… Read more
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How to tell if a home insurance settlement is fair

January 30, 2015 As the summer draws to an end, many of us are thinking about back-to-school time… Read more

Take our fall refresher: Four ways to get to the top of your class in personal finance

September 4, 2015 A regular reader (and friend of mine) emailed this week asking for help in assessing whether or not their proposed home insurance settlement was fair… Read more

Rubina Ahmed-Haq “Money Matters”, CBC Radio 1

June 4, 2015 Money expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks about Life Insurance, ways to save on Life Insurance and websites where Canadians can compare insurance rates… Download interview
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Six fine-print facts you need to know about your life insurance

June 4, 2015 …Lorne Marr and Alexey Saltykov, cofounder and CEO of information portal InsurEye Inc. came up with six potential traps consumers need to consider when buying life insurance… Read more / Download article
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How to buy life insurance. Let me count the ways

May 28, 2015 …If you asked me how to go about buying life insurance, only two thoughts would come to mind: directly from a life insurance salesman or an online purchase. Therefore I was interested in a recent column on InsurEye which discussed the pros and cons of purchasing life insurance in several other ways.”… Read more / Download article
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Carrick on money: The secret lives of house poor Canadians

May 27, 2015 These home features drive up insurance costs: Pools, wine, woodstoves and more… Read more / Download article
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Beware: These 14 home features will raise your insurance

May 22, 2015 …Some of the costliest items, according to co-founder and CEO of InsurEye Inc., a Canadian insurance-services company, are the old home elements that haven’t been upgraded: oil-based heating, wooden stoves, knob and tube wiring, and aluminum wiring… Read more / Download article
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Carrick on money: The biggest threat to boomer retirement plans

January 5, 2015 Insurance for newlyweds: A list of insurance considerations for couples just married…. Read more / Download article
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Carrick on Money: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

November 18, 2014 How to lower your home insurance bill? 44 suggestions here for people who are thinking about buying a home and want to keep their ownership costs as low as possible… Read more / Download article
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Carrick on Money: My Home Is the Best Investment I Ever Made

November 6, 2014 How to lower your home insurance bill? 44 suggestions here for people who are thinking about buying a home and want to keep their ownership costs as low as possible…. Read more / Download article
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Carrick on Money: Money Mistakes Seniors Make

February 13, 2014 How to save money on critical illness insurance? Forty tips for cutting the cost of this type of insurance, which often scares people off with its cost… Read more / Download article
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How to Save Money on Life Insurance

January 28, 2014 …For more ways to save on life insurance premiums, see 40 ways to save on life insurance published on the insurance company rating website insureye.com… Read more / Download article
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Read the Fine Print if You’re Travelling with Credit-Card Insurance

January 5, 2014 …The online insurance-rating website InsurEye recently analyzed more than 180 Canadian credit cards, creating a ranking of the top credit cards for Canadian travelers. Their analysis was based on eight travel insurance features including travel medical protection, trip interruption coverage and travel cancellation protection… Read more / Download article
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InsurEye at MicroFinance 2013

October 5, 2013 …InsurEye participated in Toronto International Microfinance Summit where the company showcased its financial and insurance tools for customers and business solutions.… Read more / Download article
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Empowering Newcomer Entrepreneurs

March 28, 2013 …When the time was right he said goodbye to his consulting career and embarked on entrepreneurship together with his business partner, Dmitry Mityagin… Read more / Download article
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How To Save Money On Home, Auto Insurance

March 21, 2013 …But insurance premiums are going up all the time and there is no reason why you should pay anymore than you have to. Recently the insurance rating website InsurEye put together a comprehensive list of “101 tips on how to save money on insurance.”…Read more / Download article
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Know Your Finances and Then Borrow to Grow

March 12, 2013 …Alexey Saltykov co-founded InsurEye with his business partner Dmitry Mityagin in 2011, as a way to educate Canadians about insurance and help them to make informed financial decisions. They had the following advice for entrepreneurs on effectively manage their finances…Read more / Download article
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How Car Insurance Rates Work

March 10, 2013 …In 2012, consumer site InsurEye compared the auto insurance spending of Ontario drivers across various age segments. It determined that Ontario drivers who have a maximum of two violations in the last three years pay approximately 20-25 per cent more than drivers with a clean driving record… Download article
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Staged Collisions: Police Focus on Phoney Crashes

December 13, 2012 …InsurEye.com, a Canadian consumer insurance advocacy website, suggests a “dash camera” as a useful means of combating insurance fraud, by capturing collisions (fraudulent or not) on film… Download article
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101 Ways to Save on Insurance

December 4, 2012 …If you search “save on insurance” online you will get a list of dozens of articles with overlapping ideas on how to cut your insurance bill. But that can be a very tedious process. InsurEye.com has pulled them all together offering a list of 101 tips to save on your insurance…Read more / Download article
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Tips and Tricks: Free Advice on Insurance

November 22, 2012 …Insureye.com is a free service that works to deliver insight and education on insurance. The consumer focus of this group is to show you how your insurance spending compares with your peers and to make you aware of the potential savings you can enjoy. The following four of the “101 tips to save on insurance” come from the automotive insurance sector… Download article
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New normal

January 30, 2012 Canadians are scrimping to save more and taking a more cautious investing approach, two new studies have found… Read more
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Credit Card Sense – Online Tools to Find Your Perfect Plastic

November 5, 2012 …The principal goal of the Insureye Credit Card Navigator is to help people find the best credit card for their insurance needs. The tool has information on more than 150 credit cards…Read more / Download article
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Eight Canadian Youth Business Foundation Entrepreneurs Recognized by Telus

October 30, 2012 …The principal goal of the Insureye Credit Card Navigator is to help people find the best credit card for their insurance needs. The tool has information on more than 150 credit cards…Read more / Download article
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The High Cost of Bad Driving

September 11, 2012 …InsurEye Inc. rates insurance companies and monitors insurance industry trends. A 2011 InsurEye study found that drivers who had a maximum of two driving offences in the last three years pay 20 to 25 per cent more on average than drivers with a clean driving record… Download article
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Eight Ways for Canadians to Lower Life Insurance Costs

August 21, 2012 …There are number of factors that impact your life insurance costs. The average Canadian spends close to $58 per month (approx. $700 annually) on e.g. Term Life insurance, which is a significant cost block. This article lays out the main approaches that can be taken to lower your life insurance costs…Read more / Download article
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Infographic Spotlights Insurance Fraud

August 10, 2012 …They’re three of the most common types of car insurance fraud in Canada, according to an infographic from car insurance protection advisors InsurEye. And if you become the victim of one of ‘em, it’ll be your insurance company paying the damages… Download article
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Check Online Reviews before Buying

August 7, 2012 …Did you know you can extend the warranty on products you buy with a credit card? This benefit, included with some credit cards and not others, can supplement the skimpy one-year warranty offered by most manufacturers…Read more / Download article
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These Sites Help You Comparison Shop before Buying

August 5, 2012 …InsurEye launched a credit card navigator at its website last year, which compares the insurance protection available on Canadian credit cards. You can also find InsurEye’s credit card navigator at… Download article
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Too Few Canadians Put Time in Insurance Research Online

July 31, 2012 …According to InsurEye, 84% of consumers say online reviews are a factor in their buying decisions. The most researched buys are travel, electronics and household products. Too few Canadians put as much research into insurance… Read more / Download article
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Don’t Break a Leg without Travel Insurance

July 18, 2012 …If you travel outside of the country without medical insurance, you’re taking a huge gamble that you won’t incur potentially expensive costs associated with hospitals and doctors. This infographic from InsurEye shows… Read more / Download article
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Canadians Risk Thousands by Travelling without Insurance

July 17, 2012 …The following infographic by InsureEye puts medical costs into perspective. Some of these figures will make you think twice about not purchasing insurance before your next trip…Read more / Download article
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Insureye Infographic for Candians: The $3,100 Insurance Bill

July 04, 2012 …Insureye.com, a website offers advice to people seeking insurance coverage, has created an infographic showing that Canadians spend an average of $3,100 on insurance per year…Read more / Download article
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Insureye and Cybf in “Introducing Toronto” from Rogers TV

July 23, 2012 …This episode of “Introducing Toronto” by Rogers TV introduces CYBF (Candian Youth Business Foundation) and their partnership with a young online start-up InsurEye… Read more
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Study: Fast Claims Processing Is Most Valued When Dealing With Insurers

June 6, 2012 …Canadian consumers identified fast claims processing as the most-valued feature when dealing with insurance companies, note new findings from InsurEye Inc. To get a fix on what consumers value most in their insurance providers, the study analyzes 600-plus consumer reviews of home, auto and life insurance companies… Read more / Download article
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Rob Carrick Reader: Home And Car Insurers, It’s Payback Time

June 1, 2012 …Home and car insurers, it’s payback time InsurEye is a new website that is attempting to build a database of customer ratings of home, auto and life insurance companies… Read more / Download article
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Got The Credit Card That’s Right For You?

May 8, 2012 …To help you find out if you’ve carrying the credit card that is best for you, Insurance Hotline partnered with Insureye to create a credit card navigator tool that allows people to enter the features they are looking for and find the card that suits them most… Read more / Download article
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How to Rate Your Insurance Company

May 5, 2012 …Based on research findings, InsurEye has developed a consumer-driven insurance review tool that allows Canadians to rate most insurers and their products across the country. The recently-launched system already contains over 600 reviews collected online for home, auto and life insurers… Download article
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Creating Transparency in the Canadian Insurance Market

May 2, 2012 …InsureEye Inc. has introduced an online service intended to enhance transparency and provide consumers with a sneak peek at reviews for home, auto and life insurance… Read more / Download article
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Are You Paying Too Much for Home Insurance?

April 24, 2012 …On average, Canadians pay $840 annually for their home insurance, according to recent numbers from InsurEye, a Canadian company that provides online analysis to help buyers manage their insurance… Download article
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Why You Need to Review Your Insurance Coverage

April 18, 2012 …While I was activating a new credit card, a customer service rep asked if I was interested in credit-balance insurance. I’m not… If you carry a balance of $5,000, for example, it could cost you up to $50 a month. A former colleague paid more than $2,000 over a five-year term before realizing she was even paying for this service… Read more / Download article
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BC Leading Province in Home Insurance Premiums

March 17, 2012 …Often home insurance costs are lost within auto insurance numbers as part of a bundled price. Bundled or not, home insurance represents a considerable expense—but just how much? To find out, Canadian company InsurEye completed research on home insurance premiums across Canada… Read more / Download article
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BC Pays More for Home Insurance

March 15, 2012 …Canadians pay $840 annually for their home insurance, according to InsurEye. However, prices varied widely across provinces… Read more / Download article
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BC Residents Pay Most for Home Insurance in Canada: Insureye Study

March 13, 2012 …Canadians pay an average of $840 annually for their home insurance, with prices strongly varying across provinces, according to research by InsurEye Inc…Read more / Download article
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Insurance Comparison Done Differently

March 12, 2012 …A new Canadian star-up is working hard to bring the cost of insurance to the forefront. Toronto based InsurEye is helping consumers in providing cost comparisons so you know how much you’re paying compared to your peer group…Download article
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Credit Card Navigator on Ctv’s Canada AM

March 7, 2012 …TV debut: InsurEye’s Credit Card Navigator was introduced by our partner InsuranceHotline.com in CTV’s Canada AM. See the full video on the CTV’s web site or click on the link below…
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Drivers Aged 56-60 Pay Less for Auto Insurance than 41-45 Age Group

February 29, 2012 …InsureEye Inc., a Canadian company providing independent online services to help consumers better understand and manage their insurance, found that Ontario drivers in the 56-60 age group pays roughly the same ($144 per month) as the 41-45 group ($146 per month)… Read more / Download article
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Why Women Pay Less for Insurance

February 28, 2012 …Ladies, if the man in your life gives you a hard time because you spend more than him on clothes or shoes, I’ve got the perfect comeback. Based on a study from insureye.com, he pays more for auto, home and life insurance. In fact, the data reveals that on average men in Canada pay 5 per cent more than women for auto insurance, 8 per cent more for home insurance and up to 25 per cent more for life insurance… Download article
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Bad Ontario Drivers Pay Canada’s Highest Insurance Rates

February 14, 2012 …To determine how exactly a bad driving record impacts your premiums, InsurEye collected data from over 1,000 Canadians including 600 from Ontario. Survey participants were asked how much they pay for monthly car insurance premiums… Download article
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Average Canadian Spends $3,100 a Year on Insurance, Survey Says

February 11, 2012 …The average Canadian will spend 2.5 working years to pay off their insurance premiums, a new survey says. InsurEye Inc. says Canadians spend $3,100 annually on insurance on average, once home and automobile and life insurance are considered… Download article
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Price Tag for A Sketchy Driving Record Can Be Premium Increase of Between 20% and 25%

February 10, 2012 …The price tag for a sketchy driving record – two violations in three years – could be an insurance premium increase of between 20% and 25%, according to research by InsureEye. The research was conducted using the data from InsurEye Peer Comparison, an interactive online service that compares consumers’ insurance costs with their peers… Read more / Download article
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Think You’re Overpaying on Insurance? Insureye Lets You Know

February 8, 2012 …A new startup, known as InsurEye, wants to bring the cost of insurance out into the public eye. The Insurance Peer Comparison buying tool from InsurEye provides cost comparisons so you know how much you’re paying compared to your peer group… Download article
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“The Top Ten” – Small Business Section: Ten Cost-Effective Ways to Test Your Product

February 6, 2012 …As a small business owner, there are hundreds of tasks to deal with, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to the two most important things: your customers and your product. So how can you build a product that will be embraced by customers? Here are ten cost effective ways to test and improve a product… Read more / Download article
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Women Pay Less than Men for Auto and Home Insurance: Study

January 23, 2012 …Women in Canada pay less for auto and home insurance than men, according to a study by InsureEye Inc. “We have analyzed insurance premiums of Canadians across the four most populated provinces,” InsureEye Inc. states… Read more / Download article
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Collaborating with a Far-Flung Team

January 18, 2012 …Alexey Saltykov is located in Toronto, his company co-founder is in Germany, contract employees are in Eastern Europe, U.S., Montreal, and one of business advisers is in Australia… Read more / Download article
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Canada’s Insurance Rates: Men Vs. Women

January 17, 2012 …There are many rumours about the differences in insurance premiums for men and women. InsurEye Inc has analyzed insurance premiums of Canadians across the four most populated provinces… Read more / Download article
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Au Quebec, les Femmes Paient Plus Cher en Assurance Vie…

January 16, 2012 …Dans le reste du Canada, on constate l’inverse. Les femmes paient 25% de moins en assurance vie, rapporte InsurEye. Cela explique par le fait que leur esperance de vie est plus longue, indique l’enterprise… Download article
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Travelling? Top 5 Credit Cards to Take on the Road – Insureye Credit Card Analysis

January 11, 2012 …Toronto-based InsurEye Inc. analyzed more than 160 Canadian credit cards (who knew there were so many?) using its free, online Credit Card Navigator tool, and narrowed down what the top 10 cards are for travelers… Read more / Download article
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Insureye Launches Online Consumer Insurance Spend Comparison Tool

November 22, 2011 …InsurEye Inc. has launched an online service for Canadian consumers allowing them to compare their insurance spending with their peers. InsurEye collects, validates and analyzes thousands of auto, home and life insurance experiences from people across the country… Read more / Download article
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CBC News: Extended Warranties Rarely Worth It

September 21, 2011 …Many credit cards protect your purchases against accidental damage, loss or theft in the first months of ownership. As part of this protection, they often double the warranty period that the manufacturer offers… And there’s a new private sector initiative to help people understand what kind of insurance they’re getting at InsurEye.com… Download article
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Toronto Star: Ellen Roseman’s Article about Travel Insurance and Insureye Tool

September 11, 2011 …Luckily, there’s a new online tool that can help you do the legwork in searching for information about credit card benefits. The Credit Card Navigator, available at www.insureye.com, allows you to browse through a database of more than 150 credit cards from major banks and retailers… Download article
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Rob Carrick and The Globe and Mail about Insureye

September 9, 2011 …A look at a website called InsureEye that helps people keep track of their insurance coverage they have through their credit cards. Once you’ve tried the credit card navigator and selector tools, check out Insureye’s archive of funny insurance commercials. Funny and insurance together – believe it… Read more / Download article
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Canadian Capitalist: Insureye Offers a Useful Credit Card Navigator

September 5, 2011 …The InsureEye website currently offers two very useful credit card tools: a navigator and a selector. The credit card navigator tool allows you to select the credit cards you currently have and display its features such as interest rate, annual fee and benefits such as auto, travel and other. The table is colour coded to indicate both included and optional benefits… Read more / Download article
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CYBF about Spin Competition Finalists

August 9, 2011 …We are excited to announce that we are moving on to the next stage of the Spin Master Innovation Fund Program, The Spin, with the following finalists… Read more / Download article
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Finance Fox about Insureye

August 5, 2011 …I came across a pretty interesting site called Insureye. If you never knew what options come with your credit-card(s), here is a good place to discover what comes with your credit-card(s). If you are thinking of getting a new credit-card, you can find one tailored towards your needs. We all have different needs, some of us like cash back, while others who travel/fly a lot like reward miles. Simply click on Credit Card Navigator and it will lead you to start your search. You don’t have to type in any personal information, it’s completely safe and totally informative. This is where I discovered that my Visa Low Interest Credit Card comes only with – Extended Warranty, Purchase Security and Zero Liability… Download article
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Mars Blog about Insureye: An Accidential Start

July 13, 2011 …MaRS Start-up Stories are contributed by client companies from across our five practices. This post is by Alexey Saltykov, co-founder of InsurEye Inc. “Years ago I crashed a rental car while parking in a tight garage. I wasn’t too worried, my credit card would cover the damage, right? Wrong. The credit card I used did not have the required insurance. To my astonishment, the ordeal created a huge hole in my bank account. However, this financial setback did expose me to the confusion surrounding insurance, credit cards, and coverage. The idea for InsurEye was born!”… Read more / Download article
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Personal Finance Management Blog “Michael James on Money”

June 23, 2011 …“Making Sense of Insurance Coverage with Credit Cards” This blog gets a flood of announcements every day that we mostly ignore, but a quirky web site called Credit Card Navigator that seeks to educate consumers about the insurance coverage they get from using credit cards caught my eye… … In the “about” section of the site, they tell a story about getting caught without insurance on a car rental and how this drove them to help others avoid the problems they faced. The insurance toolkit section has a “compare cards” section that lets you choose your credit card to see what kind of coverage it offers in many different categories. In the “find the card you need” section you can pick various coverages and you’ll be shown which cards give you what you want…Read more / Download article