FIRST Canada Obtains Financement Calico’s Premium Finance Business

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FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada Obtains Financement Calico’s Premium Finance Business

FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) the leader in insurance payment solutions, has entered into an agreement with Financement Calico Inc. (Calico) to obtain their Premium Financing business as part of their ongoing commitment to the Canadian insurance industry. Calico clients will continue to have access to premium financing expertise and exceptional service as well as FIRST Canada’s industry-leading payment solutions.

“We are pleased to deepen our relationships in Quebec. We look forward to providing clients and brokers exceptional service, innovative solutions, and an exceptional client experience.” said Stuart Bruce, Chairman and CEO of FIRST Canada.



“We have a long history of caring for our clients and we’re proud of the service our family-owned business has provided for over 35 years.,” said Claude Alix, owner of Financement Calico. “It was important to me to ensure we chose the right partner to entrust with our long-standing broker and client relationships and am confident in my decision with FIRST Canada.”



FIRST Canada will begin the transition immediately. There will be no impact to brokers and their clients as FIRST Canada will continue to provide them with the same great service and provide them with the best payment options in the industry.


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 $55 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


Media Contact:

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