Personal finance is a constantly changing landscape in Canada as banking moves away from the branch and lenders find themselves amid the technology arms race. From everyday banking apps to new ways to use credit card points – are you ahead of the curve?
This week, we’ve explored the changes to come for your personal finances. Read on for the full story.
Why Generation Z Needs to Start Saving Now
Most of today’s money advice tends to target Millennials or retiring Boomers. But there’s one generation in particular who could benefit from some savings advice: Gen Zs, who have all the time in the world, without many of the financial responsibilities plaguing Ys.
However, the concepts of saving and investing can be intimidating to Zs – here are a few tips to kickstart those wealth-building plans.
Read Sean’s Blog | Why Generation Z Needs to Start Saving Now
Bank Websites: What Canadians Want Pt. 2
What top features should lenders include in their websites and mobile apps? We asked – and YOU told us what makes a great online banking experience.
Read on for our poll results, and to see which bank’s site took top spot among consumers.
Read Derek’s Blog | Bank Websites: What Canadians Want
Ontario Students Can Use Aeroplan Points to Pay Student Debt
Many Canadian students start their adult lives mired in debt, thanks to steep tuition costs throughout the country. In Ontario, students can now use the power of their credit card points towards their student debt, thanks to a new partnership between Aeroplan and OSAP.
Sounds like an ingenious idea… but will students really be rewarded? Get the full story.
Read Sean’s Blog | Ontario Students Can Use Aeroplan Points to Pay Student Debt
Canadian Bond Demand At Highest Level Ever
It seems Canadian bonds have been immune to the global bond sell off – in fact, demand for our bonds has reached its fastest pace in history, leading to low yields and fixed mortgage rate discounts. Can this low-rate reality last? Get the full story.
Read Rubina’s Blog | Canadian Bond Demand At Highest Level Ever
Google Android Pay Won’t Charge Fees
Google Android Pay is the latest payment tech to hit the market. Unlike ApplePay, however, Google won’t take a cut from processing fees. Here’s what consumers should know.
Read Allan’s Blog | Google Android Pay Won’t Charge Fees
This week, we asked our Twitter followers:
Would YOU move to a different region if it meant affording a bigger home?
63% – Yes!
The top reasons respondents cited for staying put included proximity to family and friends, keeping their kids in the same school, and loving the city they’re currently in!
Answer this week’s question via Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win a $25 gift card!
What is your biggest seasonal summer expense?