Browsing Category

Financial

Tips for Newcomers on Small Business Loans

By Jack Zwicker Jack Zwicker is a business and real estate lawyer, negotiator, and lecturer and practises in Markham, Ontario. As a recent immigrant to Canada, you may be looking at setting up a new business or buying an existing one. No…

Money: Banking and the Law

by Gordon Crann and Alan Redway Before 1987 the “four pillars” of Canada’s financial sector were legally separated into banks, trust companies, insurance companies and stock brokers. Since then, you can get most of these financial services,…

The Bank Machine

One of the first things you must do on your arrival in Canada is open a bank account. Having a bank account is important to establishing your credit history, which will help you purchase your home or vehicle. If you are renting, landlords…

Bank machine fees: do the math!

John Kane is Manager of Communications at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), a federal government agency that protects your rights as a consumer and gives you information about financial products and services. Did you know that…