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Meet the parents

We’re delighted to introduce our new parent company: Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust)—a well-established, Illinois-based financial services company with a deep commitment to the premium funding space and more than $16 billion in assets.

Wintrust operates fifteen community banks that provide a full suite of commercial and consumer loan and deposit products with more than 100 banking facilities in the Chicago and southern Wisconsin area. Wintrust also provides brokerage, trust and wealth services as well as mortgages and other lending facilities.

FIRST Insurance Funding Corp. is the premium funding subsidiary of Wintrust in the U.S., and is one of the largest independent premium finance companies specializing in providing complete financial solutions to customers.

With the acquisition of Macquarie Premium Funding, our name and business changed to FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST), and Wintrust will now have premium funding operations in both Canada and the U.S.

All of our Canadian operations remain headquartered in Toronto, and our team has transitioned seamlessly. The culture and practices that have driven our past achievements will stay intact and continue to be cultivated as FIRST.

With us, you’re partnering with a seasoned team of financing professionals who understand your business and are backed by the expertise of one of the largest commercial insurance premium finance companies in the U.S., and include the resources of our parent company. With our future growth and success anchored, we look forward to expanding our range of service and offerings.