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Human Interest /  • January 11, 2019
Credit union escapes conflagration unscathed

Sierra Central Credit Union is one of the survivors of a fire that virtually razed the community of Paradise, Calif. this past November in the state’s worst fire in a century, reports the Credit Union Times. Sierra Central CEO John...

Human Interest /  • January 10, 2019
Cannabis isn’t making friends in real estate

The potent aroma of marijuana isn’t going to cut it when it comes to evoking that same homey feeling among prospective new owners as the time-honoured trick of baking cookies. That is the finding of real estate search site Zoocas...

Human Interest /  • November 2, 2018
Fore! charity

This past September, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union’s (555,000 members, $21 billion in assets) 17th annual charity golf tournament raised a record $300,000 for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of mental health research...

Economics / Human Interest /  • November 2, 2018
Money laundering needs to be hung out to dry

When it comes to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing measures, Canada is behind the eight ball, according to the report, Hidden Beneficial Ownership and Control: Canada as a Pawn in the Global Game of Money Laundering, releas...

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...

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...

Finance / Human Interest /  • September 17, 2018
Poverty insurance

A report from the CD Howe Institute supports the creation of a pooled risk savings program to protect seniors who run out of money in their old age. The report, authored by Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, recommends a broad government-led i...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • September 14, 2018
Money raised for Kenyan orphanage

CU Direct in Ontario and Alberta’s Servus Credit Union (363,000 members, $15.4 billion in assets) contributed to a fundraising effort at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference held in Singapore this past July to raise money for the Busia ...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • July 25, 2018
Donations for CDF Canada

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the largest non-financial co-op in Canada, is committing $65,000 to the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada’s (CDF Canada) Breaking New Ground Campaign. FCL’s donation will help sm...

Economics / Human Interest /  • July 20, 2018
West Coast rental woes spark collaboration

This past May, Sunshine Coast Credit Union (16,800 members, $650 million in assets) on coastal British Columbia announced a partnership to launch a new service to ensure that people in dire but temporary financial circumstances can keep a r...

Human Interest /  • June 1, 2018
Credit unions feted for being family friendly

This past March, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (523,000 members, $21 billion in assets) and Desjardins Group (seven million members, $258 billion in assets) were recognized as two of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018. ...

Human Interest / Technology /  • May 25, 2018
Smart solutions for the real world

The word “innovation” can refer to many things: a new app that rates the latest craft beers, a life-changing tech gadget that you can’t live without, artificial intelligence or self-driving vehicles. Island Savings, a division ...

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