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Business / Economics /  • August 8, 2018
We the Collective
Co-op membership is growing in Canada, due to a range of factors that includes a shift to the gig, or short term, employment economy as well as awareness of the model's democratic principles.

Credit unions are beginning to fall in love with cooperatives all over again.

Economics /  • May 10, 2018
The elephant in the room
Credit unions, especially those invested in auto, steel, softwood lumber and dairy exports, are keeping a close eye on the flip flops, uncertainty and bluster being trumpeted in Washington, DC over NAFTA.

The imbroglio in Washington, DC has some credit unions on tenterhooks.

Banking / Economics /  • October 5, 2016
Eastern Europe’s Shining Star
Credit unions are reaching the rural unbanked with Poland guiding the way

Credit unions look to close financial service gap in rural regions in Eastern Europe

Community Development / Economics /  • March 7, 2016
Pay it forward
Living wage employers play a powerful role in reducing poverty

Every time the minimum wage is set to increase, business owners sound the alarm about potential job losses due to rising payroll costs.

Economics / Finance /  • January 17, 2016
Bubble talk
Where's Canada's hot housing market headed? And how will it impact credit unions?

Some market watchers have been using the word "bubble" to characterize the seemingly unstoppable growth in overall average sales and prices in Canada.

Economics / Marketing /  • September 1, 2015
Saving vs. misbehaving
Can a new field of economics prod people toward better money management?

Research explores the psychological, cognitive, and emotional factors affecting consumers’ economic decisions.

Economics / Finance /  • May 2014
Paying the IRS piper
A blunt-instrument U.S. tax law is stressing out Canadian credit unions and their members

FATCA has had a major effect on a million American nationals and their families living in Canada.