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Banking / Technology /  • August 22, 2016
B.C. credit unions foster FinTech

As part of the BC Technology Industry Association’s new FinTech Program, Central 1 Credit Union, Coast Capital Savings, Ficanex Services Limited Partnership, and PayPal Canada have joined forces as founding members of the program to foster the FinTech sector and support small business in B.C.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • August 2, 2016
Powerline Films secures funding

A feature documentary about Canada’s cooperative movement has just received a much needed injection of cash from the Atkinson Decent Work Fund grant program, which will enable the film to be completed.

Banking / Community Development /  • July 26, 2016
Time Machine July 1945: What’s a credit union?

The follow excerpt comes from an entertaining article written by Jean Archibald and published in the Woman’s Point of View section of B.C. Credit Unionist in July 1945. It’s an interesting exchange, edited for brevity, that’s still relevant 71 years later!

Banking / Finance /  • July 14, 2016
New debit cards for the Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle issues debit cards

Eleven credit unions in Ireland have teamed up to form a not-for-profit organization, DCG Card Services, to manage a new product demanded by 84 per cent of its members: debit cards. Although debit cards aren’t exactly new, DCG Card Services was for...

Finance / Risk Management /  • June 13, 2016
The “invisible” crime
Credit unions can play a role to help prevent elder financial abuse

It’s sometimes referred to as the “invisible” crime. It is often unreported, and committed by people known and close to the victim. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The United Nations estimates that worldwide, up to six per cent ...

Community Development / Economics /  • May 19, 2016
Italy’s social co-ops support asylum seekers
Italian social cooperatives support asylum seekers entering Europe

In early March, Federsolidarietà, Italy’s largest federation of social cooperatives, launched a national charter in support of asylum seekers entering Europe from high conflict regions such as Africa and the Middle East. Rather than close the Sche...

Business / Finance /  • May 13, 2016
Northern Credit Union boosts small biz

Small businesses in Northern Ontario can now apply for an unsecured business line of credit of up to $250,000 — without stepping into a branch. In February, Northern Credit Union launched the mobile-friendly online account opening tool for Ontario-...

Business / Leadership /  • May 13, 2016
Time Machine: CEO demand outstrips supply
Enterprise, January 1996

Dozens of pages of Enterprise have been dedicated to covering the C-suite shuffle, including “Succession planning under siege” in the January/February 1996 issue, which focused on the situation in B.C. READ the feature “Executive exodus” to ...

Banking / Risk Management /  • May 12, 2016
Number Cruncher: $61 million

The amount of money scammed from an estimated 14,000 Canadians in 2015, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre....

Banking / Technology /  • March 29, 2016
Royal Canadian Mint sells MintChip
Toronto-based nanoPay buys cryptocurrency technology

The Royal Canadian Mint has sold its assets related to MintChip™ to Toronto-based nanoPay

Business / Technology /  • March 15, 2016
Global: Bordeaux battles zombies
French video game company Motion Twin is run as a worker co-op

Motion Twin is a Bordeaux-based computer video game company that’s run as a worker co-op.

Community Development / Sustainability /  • March 10, 2016
Binners’ Project launches pilot: Binners Hook

Vancouver waste-picker collective, Binners' Project, begins the first test phase for their Binners Hook.

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