Finance

A Canadian dollar coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The loonie hit a 20-month low today, one day after the Bank of Canada announced its largest interest rate hike since 1998. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Bank of Canada rate hike contributes to loonie falling to a 20-month low

Canadian dollar dropped to a low of 75.62 cents US

 

Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Start talking to your kids about money at an early age, experts say

Early money talk will help them develop a healthy relationship with their own finances one day

 

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian household budgets stretched thin as inflation, interest rates rise: Survey

MNP poll finds nearly half of respondents are reining in non-essential spending on outings

 

The Bank of Canada building is seen on Wellington Street in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The Bank of Canada will outline what it sees as the key vulnerabilities and risks to Canada’s financial system later this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Bank of Canada says household debt and home prices key risks for financial system

Households have seen net worth increase of about $230,000 over the first two years of the pandemic

The Bank of Canada building is seen on Wellington Street in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The Bank of Canada will outline what it sees as the key vulnerabilities and risks to Canada’s financial system later this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Canada’s financial intelligence agency is warning that unregistered cash-transfer services are ripe for abuse by criminals trying to launder money and fund terrorist activities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Financial intelligence agency highlights criminal risks of underground banking

Many Canadians use money services operating outside conventional banking system to send cash abroad

A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Canada’s financial intelligence agency is warning that unregistered cash-transfer services are ripe for abuse by criminals trying to launder money and fund terrorist activities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Governor of the Bank of Canada, Tiff Macklem, and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Key interest rate could soon go up another half point, central bank says

‘The economy needs higher rates and can handle them’

Governor of the Bank of Canada, Tiff Macklem, and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
West Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

West Kelowna council adopts 2022 budget and five-year financial plan

Budget also aligns with council’s 2022 strategic priorities

West Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal budget the first important moment for NDP-Liberal pact, says finance critic

NDP looking to see how far Liberals are moving forward on pledges made in the deal

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Regional District 2022-2026 financial plan approved (Photo/Pixabay)

Regional District Central Okanagan approves 2022-2026 financial plan

Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District board also approved its five-year financial plan

Regional District 2022-2026 financial plan approved (Photo/Pixabay)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)

Staff-strapped B.C. town scores childcare workers with free tuition, housing

District of Tofino takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)
Final decision on budget set for Mar. 28 regular meeting (Photo/Pixabay.com)

Regional District Central Okanagan 2022-2026 financial plan nears $59M

Overall increase to operating revenue and expenditures in 2022 of $1.45 million

Final decision on budget set for Mar. 28 regular meeting (Photo/Pixabay.com)
Selina Robinson is shown in Coquitlam, B.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. British Columbia’s finance minister will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vernon chamber to host B.C. finance minister at virtual town hall

Selina Robinson will discuss the 2022 provincial budget March 7

Selina Robinson is shown in Coquitlam, B.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. British Columbia’s finance minister will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
YMCA Okanagan is among the non-profits to receive a share of more than $50,000 in grant funding from Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund in 2022. (YMCA photo)

Okanagan non-profits get financial boost from B.C. credit union

Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund has funnelled more than $20K to Okanagan organizations

YMCA Okanagan is among the non-profits to receive a share of more than $50,000 in grant funding from Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund in 2022. (YMCA photo)
Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. If you haven’t shopped for a credit card in a while, you may see some unfamiliar names in the offerings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Fintechs looking to break into credit card market dominated by big banks

Startups have to be creative with rewards because they can’t offer the big sign-up bonuses of the big banks

Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. If you haven’t shopped for a credit card in a while, you may see some unfamiliar names in the offerings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Kelowna portfolio manager fined over $55K by B.C. Securities Commission

This is the second time the firm was fined in the past eight years

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If you want to save money, don’t enter your credit card info as you’re wading through an emotional flood. (pixabay photo)

Millennial Money: Do you want that sweater, or are you sad?

Expert offers tips on how to stop emotional spending

If you want to save money, don’t enter your credit card info as you’re wading through an emotional flood. (pixabay photo)
Chantel Chapman, a financial trauma researcher and educator, poses for a handout photo in Vancouver in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Financial stress is taking a physical toll on young Canadians, survey finds

FP Canada: 39 per cent of Canadians polled under 35 say financial stress has led to health issues

Chantel Chapman, a financial trauma researcher and educator, poses for a handout photo in Vancouver in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC Investment Management Trust invests $120M in reduced carbon investment fund

Assets represent about five per cent of UBC’s endowment

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Investment Management Corporation CEO Gordon Fyfe has led the corporation to achieve positive returns for the province’s civil service pension plan. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Record return: Victoria-based company sets new B.C. standard for pension investment

B.C. Investment Management Corporation gained 16.5 per cent in 2020 for civil service pension plan

B.C. Investment Management Corporation CEO Gordon Fyfe has led the corporation to achieve positive returns for the province’s civil service pension plan. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Equifax says the debt profile of Canadians has changed throughout the pandemic, with mortgages accounting for a larger portion of people’s debt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low

Potential exists that first-time homebuyers are starting to get priced out of the market

Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Equifax says the debt profile of Canadians has changed throughout the pandemic, with mortgages accounting for a larger portion of people’s debt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz