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YOUR BANKER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND
Your banker works for a money-making corporation. She has sales targets to meet. He feels the pressure from his manager to sell whatever is the flavour of the month.
SHOPIFY SHARES RISE ON POSITIVE RESULTS, ‘HITTING STRIDE’ AS PUBLIC COMPANY
Shopify shares surged in early morning trading as investors absorbed news of the Ottawa firm’s stellar first quarter, which ended March 31.
LIBRO CREDIT UNION AND WETECH TEAM UP TO SUPPORT STARTUPS
When Rebecca and Emmanuel looked to add a 3D printer to grow their Windsor-based braille printing company- Tactile Vision Graphics- they quickly learned Ontario’s entrepreneurial support grants mainly targeted youth.
CREDIT UNION HANDS OUT $10,150 TO CHARITIES IN WINDSOR-ESSEX
The credit union — which has 31 branches in Ontario including seven in Windsor-Essex — ran a program called LIFT (Libro Inspired Financial Teamwork) from July to December and made donations every time a new account was opened.
MILLENNIALS LAUNCH ‘EMERGING PHILANTHROPISTS’ PROGRAM IN WINDSOR
Young movers and shakers gathered Thursday evening to announce plans to create positive change in Windsor and Essex County.
A CREDIT UNION IS COMING FOR THE BIG 5 BANKS
Ontario’s largest credit union could soon be the biggest financial technology disruptor.
SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES
FirstOntario Credit Union wants to showcase local businesses who make our communities unique by awarding them with cash!
STUDENT CREDIT UNION IN SUDBURY STILL GOING
The caisse étudiante Les Griffons of école secondaire du Sacré-Coeur is the only student credit union still operational in the province of Ontario.
NORTHERN CREDIT UNION TO TAKE SMALL BUSINESS LENDING ONLINE
Canada’s First Financial Institution To Offer Online Small Business Accounts With Affordable, Unsecured Small Lines Of Credit Up To $250,000
SOO CO-OP CREDIT UNION RAISES FUNDS FOR HOSPICE OF THE EUP
Soo Co-op Credit Union presented a check to Hospice of the EUP for $5,000 from participating in the second annual Love My Credit Union® Campaign, a video contest that awards tens of thousands of dollars to charities nationwide based upon votes from consumers.
LOAD OF SWEET GENEROSITY SPILLS OUT
One social media post by Shelter House Thunder Bay turned into 1,200 kilograms of sugar in less than a week.
SUDBURY CREDIT UNION MAY OFFER ALTERNATIVE TO PAYDAY LOAN COMPANIES
Consumers may be able to access loans at much lower rates than payday services
CREDIT UNIONS RATED BEST BY SMALL BUSINESS
Credit unions continue to be the top performers when it comes to serving small businesses’ overall financial needs, according to the latest report from the Canadian Federation…
TWO OF CANADA’S BIG SIX BANKS BACKING AWAY FROM MARIJUANA INDUSTRY
Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada say they aren’t providing accounts to companies associated with the marijuana industry, leaving some business owners scrambling to find alternate arrangements.
HATS OFF TO CANADIAN STARTUP WINNERS AT ANNUAL AWARDS
The sixth annual Canadian Startup Awards were handed out this past weekend.
IS YOUR BANK TRYING TO UPSELL YOU?
The downside of bank upsetting is that customers get talked into buying junk products that don’t need.
‘WE ARE ALL DOING IT’: EMPLOYEES AT CANADA’S BIG 5 BANKS SPEAK OUT ABOUT PRESSURE TO DUPE CUSTOMERS
Employees from all five of Canada’s big banks have flooded Go Public with stories of how they feel pressured to upsell, trick and even lie to customers to meet unrealistic sales targets and keep their jobs.
BIG FIVE CANADIAN BANKS’ LARGEST SHAREHOLDERS ARE.. EACH OTHER
Is there really just one big bank in Canada?
RE/MAX FORECASTS CONSTRUCTION BOOM NEAR LRT STATIONS OVER NEXT 12 MONTHS
The opening of the Confederation Light Rail station will lead the construction of residential homes along its route, according to a new study released Tuesday by RE/MAX.
OTTAWA KENT PROGRAM HELPS EMPLOYEES MAINTAIN HEALTHY LIVES AND WORKPLACE
The employees of a credit union that has implemented an incentive-laden health and wellness program developed by Ottawa Kent are listening to their wallets perhaps as much as their health consciousness…
SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE BUSINESSES
Ontario and Canada Helping Grow in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Industry
‘OVERWHELMING’ INTEREST IN NEW ALTERNATIVE TO PAYDAY LOANS
New Causeway Community Financial Fund has started approving low-interest loans to help end cycle of debt
FINTECH STARTUP PARADIGM ARK PROMISES MORE ACCURATE AUDITS USING A.I.
Financial audits are crucial work for any company, but existing processes can be time-consuming and error prone.
BIGGEST FACTOR IN RED-HOT HOUSING MARKET IS DEMAND
Ontario’s finance minister said Friday that while he is considering a tax on foreign home buyers for Toronto and beyond, it’s not the biggest factor when looking at ways to cool the housing market.
NEW ONTARIO STUDENT AID PROGRAM COULD COINCIDE WITH RISING TUITION COSTS
Caps imposed by the provincial government to limit tuition increases are expiring at the same time the government’s comprehensive new student aid system is set to take effect.
ONTARIO TECH START-UP LAUNCHES DISRUPTIVE DELIVERY SYSTEM TO SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS
Ontario start-up FreshSpoke is shaking up the food industry with an online marketplace for the growing market of wholesale buyers turning away from imported and processed foods in favour of those produced closer to home.
$750K FOR HAMILTON FARMERS’ MARKET NAMING RIGHTS
Another credit union is stamping its brand on landmark city-owned property in the downtown.
ON ONSLAUGHT OF MILLENNIALS ESCAPING THE BIDDING WARS AND MORTGAGES OF GREATER TORONTO
The new Steeltown resident, who won Season 3 of Big Brother Canada in 2015 and is a contributor to 24 Hours, recently purchased a house with her partner.
I WANT TO SPEND MY LIFE WITH HIM – BUT CAN’T WE KEEP OUR MONEY SEPARATE?
Do you think couples need to combine money to have a healthy marriage?
SUDBURIAN NAMED YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER
Alicia Woods, manager of Marcotte Mining, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum for her work in the mining service and supply industry.
MILLENNIALS FIGHTING THE STRESSORS PREPARING FOR A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD
This past fall a 17-year-old Bracebridge student began advocating for mental health education by beginning an online petition to Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter.
NEW PROGRAM HELPS NORTHERN ONTARIO STUDENTS FIND JOBS CLOSE TO HOME
College grads often have to move south for work, but a new program helps them find jobs close to home.
WHY STUDENTS SHOULD VOTE IN THE 2018 ONTARIO ELECTION
From tuition costs to financial deficits, the economic interests of student voters are on the line
LONDON WORKS – UP ON THE ROOF
Metal roofing company started in London has seen continuous growth in past years, no sign of slowing.
CITY OF OTTAWA NAMED AMONG REGION’S TOP EMPLOYERS FOR 6TH STRAIGHT YEAR
The City of Ottawa has been named among the top employers in the National Capital Region for the sixth straight year.
NEW OSAP RULES MEAN ‘FREE’ TUITION FOR MATURE STUDENTS
Ontario launches online calculator to allow students to find out instantly whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants
YOUNG KIDS, BIG DEBT – AND NOTHING LEFT FOR SAVINGS
Soaring house prices have made Canadians wealthy on paper, but what are households giving up in order to make their mortgage payments?
WAVE LAUNCHES SMALL BUSINESS LENDING WITH ONDECK PARTNERSHIP
Toronto-based Wave, which provides entrepreneurs with accounting, payroll, and invoice software to run their small businesses, has officially stepped into the lending space.
CAN’T AFFORD A HOUSE IN TORONTO? BUY WITH A FRIEND
Amidst climbing real estate prices, would-be buyers are getting creative by teaming up to purchase homes they couldn’t otherwise afford.
ARE CANADIAN BANKS HEADED TOWARD A WELLS FARGO-STYLE SCANDAL OVER SALES TACTICS?
Employees at big five Canadian banks said they are under extreme pressure to sell more to customers- they are even told to lie, they claim
SHOPIFY TO TRIPLE SIZE OF OTTAWA HEADQUARTERS
Given its rapid sales trajectory it was only a matter of time Shopify would outgrow its state-of-the-art headquarters building at 160 Elgin St.
CIBC CEO EXPLAINS WHY BANK IS REPLACING CANADIAN STAFF WITH WORKERS FROM INDIA
EO Victor Dodig acknowledges that ‘outsourcing isn’t a popular decision’
CANADIAN CONSUMER DEBT HITS $1.72 TRILLION AMID THREAT OF ‘PAIN’ FROM RATE CREEP
Debt levels rose at the fastest pace in the country’s housing hotbed.