First Foundation to Offer Home and Auto Insurance in Alberta Through Marsh's Private Client Services

July 07, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Edmonton, Alberta, July 7, 2010 First Foundation Residential Mortgages, an Edmonton and Calgary mortgage broker, announced today a collaboration with Marsh's Private Client Services Practice to provide current and potential customers of First Foundation with access to discounted home and auto insurance rates.

First Foundation will team up with Marsh, the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, to provide its mortgage customers added value through superior customer service and additional benefits. First Foundation's relationship with Marsh will ensure that its customers are fully protected by personal insurance, without paying more than is necessary.

"Marsh's Private Client Services provides a fantastic benefit that we're very proud to offer to our clients. At First Foundation we strive to ensure that our clients make good financial decisions-and good quality protection for life's uncertainties is a necessary part of any financial program," said Gordon McCallum, CEO of First Foundation. "We also want to make the entire mortgage financing process as easy and convenient as possible. The Marsh online quote process is simple, easy to understand, and quick. As most of our clients need some form of home insurance and auto insurance coverage, the services provided by Marsh are a perfect fit."

About Marsh:
Marsh has over 23,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services firm with approximately 52,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion. Marsh Canada Limited has more than 1,100 colleagues in 13 cities across Canada. MMC also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Kroll, the risk consulting firm; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy. MMC's stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC's Web Site is www.mmc.com. Marsh's Web site is www.marsh.com.

About First Foundation:
First Foundation Residential Mortgages was founded in 2002 in Edmonton, Alberta as a response to growing consumer demand for more competitive mortgage options. The Edmonton and Calgary mortgage company originates mortgages for many of the largest financial institutions in Canada, including several chartered banks, trust companies, mortgage-backed securities lenders, and credit unions. First Foundation specializes in reducing the overall cost of mortgages for its clients with highly competitive mortgage rates and mortgage strategies, such as the popular Smith Manoeuvre for a tax deductible mortgage.

To visit the First Foundation Web site, please go to www.firstfoundation.ca