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Technology /  • Mar 2014
Using a smartphone at night hurts work performance the next day

Power-down at night for peak performance the next day, Harvard Business Review study suggests.

Technology /  • Jan 2014
Seniors enjoy life online

The number of Internet users in Canada continues to grow, spurred by seniors who have discovered a new digital lifestyle.

Finance /  • Jan 2014
Where does the money go? Watch and learn about payments

The Canadian Payments Association video series answers questions abut the payments system.

Banking /  • Jan 2014
Study: Canada Post should deliver banking services

Would competition from the post office would drive banking fees down?

Business / Finance /  • Jan 2014
CUMIS launches small business program for credit unions

OnePlace For Business™ program could soon help credit unions widen their lead over banks when it comes to Canadian businesses.

Technology /  • Nov 2013
Mint takes steps in digital world

The Royal Canadian Mint is expected to soon begin testing MintChip, the digital currency it has been developing for more than 18 months.

Finance /  • Nov 2013
Canadians hate paying bank fees

About 80 per cent of Canadians say low or no fees is their definition of good banking, but only 35 per cent say that’s what they’re getting.

Finance /  • Nov 2013
Financial literacy efforts have limited impact, study says

An international academic study has found that financial literacy education doesn’t help most people much.

Finance / Technology /  • Nov 2013
RBC moves mobile payments to its cloud

RBC has announced the RBC Secure Cloud mobile payments service that will allow clients to more securely pay for purchases using their mobile devices.

Business /  • Nov 2013
North Shore turns Blue, Libro/United retain Libro name

What’s in a name? In recent years many credit unions have tinkered with their brands – now three large credit unions have decided to make changes.

Business / Finance /  • Nov 2013
Ontario proposes reserve fund increase

The Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario issues strategy paper for a larger fund to pay depositors when a credit union has financial difficulty.

Business / Community Development /  • Nov 2013
Provinces back social enterprise business model

Ontario and British Columbia have recently taken steps to support social enterprises – organizations that use business techniques for social purposes.

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