Insurance Business (Authorized Foreign Banks) Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2012-03-01 to 2020-07-28:


 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Bank Act. (Loi)

authorized type of insurance

authorized type of insurance means

  • (a) credit or charge card-related insurance;

  • (b) creditors’ disability insurance;

  • (c) creditors’ life insurance;

  • (d) creditors’ loss of employment insurance;

  • (e) creditors’ vehicle inventory insurance;

  • (f) export credit insurance;

  • (g) mortgage insurance; or

  • (h) travel insurance. (assurance autorisée)

bank web page

bank web page means a web page that an authorized foreign bank uses in relation to its business in Canada, including any information provided by the authorized foreign bank that is accessible on a telecommunications device. It does not include a web page that is only accessible by employees or agents of the authorized foreign bank. (page Web de banque)

credit or charge card-related insurance

credit or charge card-related insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a policy of an insurance company that provides insurance to the holder of a credit or charge card issued by the authorized foreign bank as a feature of the card, without request and without an individual assessment of risk,

  • (a) against loss of, or damage to, goods purchased with the card;

  • (b) under which the insurance company undertakes to extend a warranty provided by the manufacturer of goods purchased with the card; or

  • (c) against any loss arising from a contractual liability assumed by the holder when renting a vehicle, when the rental is paid for with the card. (assurance carte de crédit ou de paiement)

creditors’ disability insurance

creditors’ disability insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a group insurance policy that will pay all or part of the amount of a debt of a debtor to the authorized foreign bank, in the event of bodily injury to, or an illness or disability of,

  • (a) where the debtor is a natural person, the debtor or the spouse or common-law partner of the debtor;

  • (b) a natural person who is a guarantor of all or part of the debt;

  • (c) where the debtor is a body corporate, any director or officer of the body corporate; or

  • (d) where the debtor is an entity, any natural person who is essential to the ability of the debtor to meet the debtor’s financial obligations to the authorized foreign bank. (assurance-invalidité de crédit)

creditors’ life insurance

creditors’ life insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a group insurance policy that will pay to the authorized foreign bank all or part of the amount of a debt of a debtor or, where a debt is in respect of a small business or a farm, fishery or ranch, all or part of the amount of the credit limit of a line of credit, in the event of the death of

  • (a) where the debtor is a natural person, the debtor or the spouse or common-law partner of the debtor;

  • (b) a natural person who is a guarantor of all or part of the debt;

  • (c) where the debtor is a body corporate, a director or officer of the body corporate; or

  • (d) where the debtor is an entity, any natural person who is essential to the ability of the debtor to meet the debtor’s financial obligations to the authorized foreign bank. (assurance-vie de crédit)

creditors’ loss of employment insurance

creditors’ loss of employment insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a policy of an insurance company that will pay, without any individual assessment of risk, all or part of the amount of a debt of a debtor to the authorized foreign bank, in the event that

  • (a) the debtor, if the debtor is a natural person, becomes involuntarily unemployed; or

  • (b) a natural person who is a guarantor of all or part of the debt becomes involuntarily unemployed. (assurance crédit en cas de perte d’emploi)

creditors’ vehicle inventory insurance

creditors’ vehicle inventory insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a policy of an insurance company that provides insurance against direct and accidental loss or damage to vehicles that are held in stock for display and sale purposes by a debtor of the authorized foreign bank, some or all of which have been financed by the authorized foreign bank; (assurance crédit pour stocks de véhicules)

export credit insurance

export credit insurance means a policy of an insurance company that provides insurance to an exporter of goods or services against a loss incurred by the exporter due to a non-payment for exported goods or services. (assurance crédit des exportateurs)

group insurance policy

group insurance policy, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means a contract of insurance between an insurance company and the authorized foreign bank that provides insurance severally in respect of a group of identifiable persons who individually hold certificates of insurance. (police d’assurance collective)

insurance company

insurance company means an entity that is approved, registered or otherwise authorized to insure risks under an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province. (société d’assurances)

line of credit

line of credit means a commitment on the part of an authorized foreign bank to lend to a debtor, without a predetermined repayment schedule, one or more amounts, where the aggregate amount outstanding does not exceed a predetermined credit limit, which limit does not exceed the reasonable credit needs of the debtor. (marge de crédit)

mortgage insurance

mortgage insurance, in respect of an authorized foreign bank, means an insurance policy that provides insurance to the authorized foreign bank against loss caused by a default on the part of a debtor who is a natural person under a loan from the authorized foreign bank that is secured by a mortgage on real property or on an interest in real property. (assurance hypothèque)

personal accident insurance

personal accident insurance means a group insurance policy that provides insurance to a natural person

  • (a) whereby the insurance company undertakes to pay one or more sums of money in the event of bodily injury to, or the death of, the person that is caused by an accident; or

  • (b) whereby the insurance company undertakes to pay a certain sum for each day that the person is hospitalized in the event of bodily injury to the person that is caused by an accident or in the event of an illness or disability of the person. (assurance accidents corporels)

small business

small business means a business that is or, if it were incorporated, would be a small business corporation within the meaning of subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act. (petite entreprise)

travel insurance

travel insurance means

  • (a) a policy of an insurance company that provides insurance to a natural person in respect of a trip by the person away from the place where the person ordinarily resides, without any individual assessment of risk, against

    • (i) loss that results from the cancellation or interruption of the trip,

    • (ii) loss of, or damage to, personal property that occurs while on the trip, or

    • (iii) loss that is caused by the delayed arrival of personal baggage while on the trip; or

  • (b) a group insurance policy that provides insurance to a natural person in respect of a trip by the person away from the province in which the person ordinarily resides

    • (i) against expenses incurred while on the trip that result from an illness or the disability of the person that occurs on the trip,

    • (ii) against expenses incurred while on the trip that result from bodily injury to, or the death of, the person caused by an accident while on the trip,

    • (iii) whereby the insurance company undertakes to pay one or more sums of money in the event of an illness or the disability of the person that occurs on the trip, or of bodily injury to, or the death of, the person that is caused by an accident while on the trip,

    • (iv) against expenses incurred by the person for dental care necessitated by an accident while on the trip, or

    • (v) in the event that the person dies while on the trip, against expenses incurred for the return of that person’s remains to the place where the person was ordinarily resident before death, or for travel expenses incurred by a relative of that person who must travel to identify that person’s remains. (assurance voyage)

  • SOR/2001-189, s. 1
  • SOR/2002-268, s. 1
  • SOR/2011-184, s. 1
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