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Banking / Finance /  • January 16, 2019
Close Connection
A two-year Filene Research Institute study involving Ottawa's Alterna Savings & Credit Union analyzed how to best connect with isolated and low-resource communities. The result? A loans program with greater social impact on community.

Alterna Savings & Credit Union took part in a study looking into nurturing relations with isolated communities in order to enhance social impact.

Finance / Sustainability /  • March 1, 2018
Investing powerhouse
The creation of Aviso Wealth is setting up the credit union system to become a major player in the growing area of responsible investing.

Responsible investing is being embraced after years of being shunted off to the sidelines.

Finance / Risk Management /  • February 15, 2018
Getting Burned
Credit unions are trying to help young people find a way into Toronto's and Vancouver's overheated housing markets.

What chance do young people have of getting into Toronto and Vancouver’s overheated housing markets?

Business / Finance /  • January 23, 2018
Small Loans Big Payback
Lending to new Canadians or promising startups helps give budding entrepreneurs a leg up while helping build long-term member loyalty.

New entrepreneurs rely not only on micro loans to get their businesses up and running but specialized programs and advice.

Banking / Finance /  • January 1, 2017
Tough Love
Ottawa imposes stricter mortgage insurance rules to stabilize the housing market, leaving some new homebuyers out in the cold

Stricter mortgage insurance rules are forcing some Canadians to delay home ownership

Finance / Leadership /  • November 1, 2016
A new frontier
Exploring a bold future for credit unions

What upcoming challenges and opportunities will credit unions be facing?

Finance / Leadership /  • November 1, 2016
Pushing the boundaries
What boundaries do credit unions need to push in order to remain relevant?

Credit unions are trying new things in order to keep their competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace

Finance / Human Interest /  • August 17, 2016
Cash Crunch
How credit unions are offering advice for sandwich-generation families feeling financially squeezed.

Sandwich-generation families are feeling the financial squeeze. Credit unions offer smart advice for helping their members relieve the pressure.

Education / Finance /  • March 17, 2016
Cracking the financial literacy code
Are behaviour shifts and evaluation the keys to success?

Canada appointed its first Financial Literacy Leader four years after a federal government task force recommended such a position.

Finance / Technology /  • February 21, 2016
Why robot?
Are roboadvisors the way of the future for credit unions?

Member-centric credit unions like to get up close. Should they contemplate a service that does away with the face-to-face?

Finance / Technology /  • February 8, 2016
Game changer?
Here’s what 150 Canadian advisers surveyed reported

Some interesting states where found when Canadian advisers were surveyed

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.

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