IT’S NOT A FAD. IT’S ONTARIO’S FUTURE.
Buying local matters.
The choice to support local businesses in Ontario is a choice to keep our dollars growing in the very communities where we live, work and play. As these dollars are passed between local businesses and invested back into the community, their value increases. Jobs are created, wages go up, and everyone prospers. On the other hand, the choice to buy global may seem cheaper or more convenient, but it also takes your money out of the community – never to be seen again. Unfortunately, the same thing happens when you belong to a bank.
Do you know where your money goes?
Your bank may be down the street, but your money couldn’t be further away. Every deposit you make leaves your community, and is reinvested by your bank into who-knows-what and who-knows-where. The profits they make don’t come back to you, either. Those go to their largest shareholders. We think this is a bad deal for Ontario, and it’s most certainly a bad deal for you.
LOCAL BANKING CLOSES THE LOOP.
When you buy local, your money goes to small business owners and strengthens the economy we all rely on. But as a buy local supporter or entrepreneur yourself, belonging to a bank works against this. Joining a credit union is the only way to keep your money local – invested in the same local businesses, programs and people that matter to you. Can your bank say that?