MONTREAL, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial reaffirms its
commitment to helping Quebecers improve their financial future with an
entirely new savings product.
"The authorization to act as a VRSP administrator from the Autorité des
marchés financiers (AMF) added to the registration of our plan with the
Régie des rentes du Québec (RRQ) received today, makes our VRSP ready
to go to market," stated Robert Dumas, senior vice-president, Group
Business, Sun Life Financial, Quebec.
Businesses can count on Sun Life Financial's VRSP and Brasseur de
Montréal, a Montreal brewing company with about 50 employees, is doing
just that: "We are pleased to be choosing Sun Life Financial's VRSP. We
know Sun Life will be with us every step of the way during plan
implementation, that this will be a simple process to keep our
administrative work down and, most important, that our employees will
have the support they need to clearly understand their options and take
full advantage of this new product," said Denise Mérineau, president of
Brasseur de Montréal.
For over two years Sun Life Financial has been bringing its expertise to
VRSP forums as Canada's leading provider of group retirement services.
Its appearance before the parliamentary committee in September 2013 is
an example. We also made sure to get a better understanding of what
employers and employees eligible for this new savings tool were looking
for, so we can now offer a product and service tailored to the
realities of Quebec Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We've also opened
the Sun Life Financial's Small Business Centre with a team dedicated to
responding to VRSP questions and requests from advisors and SMEs.
VRSPs will be a new savings experience for many Quebecers and to ensure
it is a positive one, the Sun Life Financial team will aide many
Quebecers as they make the first tangible step toward taking charge of
their financial futures.
The philosophy behind our VRSP offering is based on the added value
advisors bring to the table - they have the expertise Quebec businesses
and their employees can count on for support with this new reality. Our
SME-focused team can be reached through Sun Life Financial's Small
Business Centre at 1-855-362-3086, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting sunlife.ca/VRSP.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life
Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide,
including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong
Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia,
Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2014, the Sun
Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
$671 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol "SLF".
Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Canada
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