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Banking / Mergers /  • November 14, 2017
Merger in the works for BC credit unions

Seven credit unions from British Columbia’s Kootenay, Boundary and Columbia Valley regions have launched a formal business case study to merge. The news was announced this past September following one year of discussions, the East Kooten...

Banking / Human Interest /  • November 10, 2017
Hurricanes devastate credit unions across US

Credit unions and affiliated organizations in the United States were roiled by a series of hurricanes that swept the Caribbean, Texas, Florida, other areas of the mainland and Puerto Rico this past summer. After gathering strength an...

Business /  • November 8, 2017
Changing of the Guard

Change is the constant we can count on. Just like the credit union system, Enterprise continues to evolve. In the past three years alone, we’ve moved online – including an archive of our 76-year history of the publication – and be...

Banking / Human Interest /  • October 2, 2017
BC wildfires force closure of credit union branches

Williams Lake & District Credit Union (14,000 members and $250 million in assets) was forced to close its 100 Mile House and Williams Lake branches this past July due to wildfires in British Columbia’s Cariboo-Chilcotin Region.  ...

Banking / Economics /  • September 21, 2017
Interest rate hike affects variable rate mortgages

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate to 0.75 percent, up one-quarter of a percentage point from 0.50 percent — the first increase in seven years — initially affecting variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit. In re...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 15, 2017
Gender equality is the key to fighting hunger

In northern Ghana in West Africa, farmers are highly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate, such as drought and flooding. Such extreme events create hunger gaps — periods when families, especially children and women, go without. [caption id="at...

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