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Finance /  • March 16, 2018
Canadian debt load a growing concern

Bay Street money manager Gareth Watson, director of Richardson GMP’s investment management group, says the Bank of Canada needs to put its “foot down” in an effort to cool Canadians’ voracious appetite for debt, Business News Networ...

Human Interest /  • March 15, 2018
Honesty and trust tested in Atlantic Canada

In a bid to prove that standards of honesty, trust and fairness are alive and well in Atlantic Canada, credit unions undertook a creative guerrilla marketing campaign to test these values. Atlantic Central, which represents 47 credit...

Human Interest /  • March 10, 2018
FirstOntario pledges $1 per member for international development

This past January, FirstOntario Credit Union (117,550 members, $5 billion in assets) pledged $1 per member to support a new initiative by the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada), called Breaking New Ground. [captio...

Human Interest / Leadership /  • February 2, 2018
Malawi fetes partnership with CDF Canada

The Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada was recognized with an Honorary Distinguished Service Award by the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in Malawi last October. The awa...

Economics / Human Interest /  • January 30, 2018
Bitcoin a bit too dodgy for some

Bitcoin, the enigmatic virtual currency, which doesn’t require a financial institution as a middleman, may have a dark side. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan chief investment officer Bjarne Graven Larsen told Bell Media’s Business News Net...

Business / Technology /  • January 26, 2018
Visa’s tap-and-pay goes the Olympic distance

It won’t just be the athletes of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games using the latest technology as they skate, ski, slide, leap and twirl their way to glory this Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang county, South Korea. Specta...

Human Interest / Leadership /  • January 19, 2018
BlueShore Financial nabs leadership award

Chris Catliff, CEO of BlueShore Financial Credit Union (40,000 members, $5 billion in assets) in British Columbia was honoured last October as a 2017 BC CEO Award winner in the large company category. This prestigious award, presented by Bu...

Community Development / Technology /  • January 18, 2018
Servus Credit Union embraces science

A new partnership between Servus Credit Union (380,000 members, $14.8 billion in assets) and the University of Alberta Faculty of Science — the first of its kind for an Alberta-based financial institution — was announced last November. ...

Leadership /  • January 15, 2018
CCUA takes over as publisher of Enterprise

This issue of Enterprise represents another milestone for our system. Last year, the Canadian Credit Union Association shuttered its Insights magazine in anticipation of Enterprise shifting from Central 1 Credit Union to CCUA. This Central ...

Banking / Community Development /  • November 29, 2017
Film on the power of cooperatives available for screening

A new documentary about the cooperative movement, titled A Silent Transformation, is available for grassroots screenings, first in Ontario and then the rest of Canada starting this year. Co-director Simon Brothers says that the 70-minute d...

Economics / Human Interest /  • November 23, 2017
Canadians resting on their home laurels to fund retirement

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) reported this past September that too many Canadians are relying upon rising housing prices to fund their retirement, reports the Huffington Post. The OSC carried out a survey that found that 3...

Business / Risk Management /  • November 21, 2017
Equifax in the doghouse with US credit unions

This past July, a massive data breach was discovered by Equifax credit bureau in one of its web applications that is used by customers to log issues with their credit reports. The breach, which occurred from May through July, gave hackers ...

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