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Human Interest /  • November 2, 2018
Once burned, twice shy

This past July, Integris Credit Union (28,000 members, $800 million in assets), based in Prince George, BC, warned members on its blog that insurance companies were backing down from insuring homes in the region — for fear of getting burn...

Economics /  • November 1, 2018
Warnings of a looming financial crisis

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, leader of the United Kingdom during the Lehman Brothers collapse in late 2008 to early 2009, told The Guardian this past September that the world is “sleepwalking into a financial crisis.” ...

Business / Economics /  • November 1, 2018
Higher mortgage rates predicted due to trade agreement

After 14 months of intense negotiations, Canada, Mexico and the United States inked a new trade deal this past September just hours before deadline. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Fre...

Finance /  • September 18, 2018
Milestone for FirstOntario Credit Union

FirstOntario Credit Union (118,000 members, $5 billion in assets) has launched its own independent insurance brokerage. This initiative means that FirstOntario has become the first credit union in Ontario to add auto and home insuranc...

Finance / Risk Management /  • September 18, 2018
Added stress

Mortgage Professionals Canada, which represents mortgage brokers and others working in the industry, released a report this past summer stating that an estimated 100,000 Canadians have been prevented from entering the real estate market du...

Finance / Human Interest /  • September 18, 2018
Big little lies

One in five Canadians admitted in a Manulife survey this past May that they have kept their level of debt secret from a married or common-law partner, the CBC reports. Meanwhile, one in nine people hide the price of a retail purchase fro...