Desjardins Financial Security

Desjardins Financial Security helps more than 5 million Canadians prepare for life's contingencies and plan a financially secure retirement by offering them tailor-made combinations of life and health insurance coverages.

The result of mergers involving some 20 portfolios and companies, and boasting more than a century of experience, Desjardins Financial Security, which pioneered the concept of bancassurance in this country, is a major player in the life and health insurance and financial services industry in Canada. Today, Desjardins Financial Security ranks 5th among life and health insurers in Canada and 2nd in Quebec in terms of written premiums.

In addition to its head office in Lévis, Desjardins Financial Security has branches in several cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and St. John's.

To accommodate the individual preferences of its various clienteles, the Company makes its products and services available to individuals and groups through its sales offices and a variety of other distribution channels, including the financial centres of SFL Partner of Desjardins Financial Security and SFL Investments, Financial Services Firm in Quebec and the financial centres of Desjardins Financial Security, Independent Network and Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. in the other Canadian provinces.

Desjardins Financial Security also serves its clients through financial institutions, such as the Desjardins caisses, Desjardins Business centres and Desjardins Credit Union branches. It also has a network of 281 caisse-dedicated financial security advisors and maintains business relationships with many mutual fund representatives, consulting actuaries, brokers and general managing agents (MGA) across Canada. Some of its products can also be purchased directly, either online or by phone.

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. is a mutual fund investment and insurance brokerage firm. Through this firm, the affiliated representatives, caisse-dedicated financial security advisors, and financial planners in our financial centres, and mutual fund representatives, have access to the products of more than 15 Canadian insurance manufacturers and over 60 manufacturers of mutual funds.

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