Credit Unions

Affordable Payday Loan Alternatives Help End Cycle Of Poverty

Duncan Kinney | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business
Duncan Kinney

We're looking at roughly 220,000 payday lending customers here in Alberta. Thankfully the NDP government here in Alberta has announced new legislation on payday lending. The government is proposing the lowest payday lending rates in the county while simultaneously fostering better alternatives to help people get short-term credit.

Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

Why More Canadians Are Looking for Alternatives to Big Banks

Steve Bolton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Business
Steve Bolton

According to a recent survey more Canadians than ever are becoming dissatisfied with their bank. In fact, the survey found nearly nine per cent of respondents said they will "definitely or probably" switch banks in the next 12 months, compared with seven per cent in 2014.

How Youth Savings Clubs Empower Students in Ghana

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It made an impact on me to witness the eagerness of these savvy young people to build their savings -- I wish I'd learned such a valuable lesson at their age. The students showed pride in the youth savings program and seemed to feel empowered by it.

Credit Union Groups In Merger Talks

CBC | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

Further consolidation in Canada's credit union market is on the horizon, with news Monday that two of the country's biggest credit union organizations...