FIRST Canada Awarded Digital Innovator of the Year

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TORONTO, November 30, 2018 - FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada), the industry leader in insurance payment solutions is the proud recipient of the Digital Innovator of the Year Award from Insurance Business Canada.

The Insurance Business Canada Awards Gala took place at the Liberty Grand in Toronto on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. The Insurance Business Canada Awards continues to inspire an industry fostered on leadership, service, innovation, support and principle, all of which have continuously driven the industry forward. Over 500 attendees flew in from all over the nation to celebreate the insurance industry's successes and witness the live reveal of winners.

FIRST Canada was proud to be awarded Digital Innovator of the Year for their bilingual interface, First InSite Lite™. FIRST Canada was recognized for their design and development of a new bilingual user interface, First InSite Lite™ which leverages their loan management platform via APIs. First InSite Lite™ drastically reduces effort and time required for brokers to create payment plans for their clients and offers a completely paperless workflow.

The Insurance Business Awards follows a comprehensive selection process, involving three months of nominations, industry research and finalist submissions. A judging panel comprising of independent experts in the insurance and finance industries determined the winners.

FIRST Canada CEO, Stuart Bruce took to the stage to graciously accept the award on behalf of the company.


“It’s been a very rewarding year and I’d like to thank the team at FIRST Canada as well as our broker and industry partners for your dedication and loyalty.” stated Mr. Bruce.


Congratulations to all the award winners on your accomplishments within the Canadian insurance industry. For more information on the Insurance Business Canada Awards Gala visit


About FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) provides the Canadian Insurance Market with comprehensive payment solutions. Brokers, MGAs, and carriers can partner with FIRST Canada and expand their offering to provide more value, choice, and convenience for all their clients. The combined strength of FIRST Canada’s dedicated team, evolved offering, and innovative platform positions its partners to meet the demanding future of the Canadian Insurance landscape armed with market-leading solutions for success. FIRST Canada is part of Wintrust (Nasdaq: WTFC) a financial services company with more than $29 billion in assets and a part of the largest premium finance companies in North America. Follow FIRST Canada on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more about the company, visit


About Insurance Business Canada:

Insurance Business Canada (IBC) is the leading business magazine for the insurance industry for in-depth industry issues, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. IBC is complemented by daily news website featuring breaking news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content, as well as sister publications in the UK, US and Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. IBC is published by independent media company Key Media International.


For more information, please contact:

Crystal Macklin, SVP, Marketing and Communications
FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada
647 308 4944