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Human Interest /  • May 24, 2019
Housing market more opaque than transparent

A joint report, released this past March by the groups Transparency International Canada, Canadians For Tax Fairness and Publish What You Pay Canada, indicates that billions of mystery dollars are flowing through Toronto’s real estate marke...

Human Interest / Marketing /  • May 14, 2019
Hear the roar!

Teaming up with athletic teams is becoming a bit of a credit union sport in Canada. Both Alterna Bank, a subsidiary of Alterna Savings and Credit Union (140,000 members, $5.1 billion in assets) and Comtech Fire Credit Union (16,000 membe...

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...

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...

Community Development / Human Interest /  • March 7, 2019
Coast Capital Savings initiative helps the poor

Christina Wong, a Coast Capital Savings SFU Venture Connection client, is changing lives in Vancouver’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside (DTES) with her Employ to Empower (ETE) program, SFU Innovates reports. [caption id="attachment_...

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...

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