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Finance / Risk Management /  • March 8, 2019
$200 makes for a pretty thin cushion

With rising interest rates making it more expensive to service variable-rate loans and mortgages, Canadians are getting worried. An Ipsos poll commissioned by MNP, an insolvency firm in Canada, has found that a growing number of Can...

Banking / Technology /  • March 7, 2019
Bankers backing digital revolution

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is calling for the creation of a digital identification system utilizing such technologies as biometrics and blockchain. CBA’s chief executive, Neil Parmenter, says moving away from a paper-based,...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • March 7, 2019
Coast Capital Savings initiative helps the poor

Christina Wong, a Coast Capital Savings SFU Venture Connection client, is changing lives in Vancouver’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside (DTES) with her Employ to Empower (ETE) program, SFU Innovates reports. [caption id="attachment_...

Human Interest /  • January 11, 2019
Credit union escapes conflagration unscathed

Sierra Central Credit Union is one of the survivors of a fire that virtually razed the community of Paradise, Calif. this past November in the state’s worst fire in a century, reports the Credit Union Times. Sierra Central CEO John...

Human Interest /  • January 10, 2019
Cannabis isn’t making friends in real estate

The potent aroma of marijuana isn’t going to cut it when it comes to evoking that same homey feeling among prospective new owners as the time-honoured trick of baking cookies. That is the finding of real estate search site Zoocas...

Leadership /  • January 9, 2019
BlueShore Financial receives national accolade

BlueShore Financial Credit Union (42,000 members, $5.6 billion in assets) has been named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, a cultural talent management and executive search firm. The na...