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Economics / Human Interest /  • May 7, 2019
Planning far, far ahead for retirement

Canadians who are worried that they will outlive their retirement savings now have something to fall back on. The federal budget, released March 19, introduced a solution to retirees who fear possibly outliving their money. It is cal...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • May 6, 2019
A helping hand to budding entrepreneurs in Cambodia

Alterna Bank, a subsidiary of Alterna Savings and Credit Union (140,000 members, $5.1 billion in assets) was a sponsor of the 13th annual Mekong Business Challenge, held this past March in Cambodia. The challenge drew the brightest univers...

Economics /  • May 5, 2019
Generational trends in credit card use

TransUnion Canada released its Q4 2018 report into credit card use this past February. Key findings include: Millennials, who are set to surpass Baby Boomers in the credit market, now comprise more than 26 percent of credit...

Banking / Human Interest /  • May 3, 2019
Heading for the border

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) reported this past March that one of their special initiatives, Financial Inclusion Project at the Border with Venezuela, a collaboration with Banca de las Oportunidades, had reached 224,378 rural,...

Human Interest /  • March 25, 2019
Renters face challenges in 2019

Housing is expected to be a campaign issue in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election, with Ottawa promising earlier this year to make home-buying more affordable for millennials. To date, would-be homeowners have faced rising in...

Human Interest / Human Resources /  • March 20, 2019
Mind the gap

There is no doubt that a gender equity revolution is underway in Canada, with systemic abuses being challenged and addressed within economic sectors. The need for a continuous, firm push forward is nowhere more apparent then when me...