Borrowell, Grow, and Mogo: 3 Online Lenders Compared

A new wave of financial companies is turning traditional banking on its head by leveraging technology to offer customers low-cost banking, lending, and investing solutions. At the forefront of the fintech revolution are three online lending companies that are carving...

Pros and Cons of Getting a Personal Loan

Back in my banking days, with the exception of mortgages, personal loans were the go-to mainstay of lending. Our promotional material stated, “we can give you a loan for any worthwhile purpose – vacation, wedding, appliances, new car.” (Please, don’t shoot this...

How’s Your Credit Score?

According to a survey done for BMO, 56 percent of Canadians say they have never checked their credit score and only 14 percent check at least once a year. 52 percent do not know what would be considered a good credit score. What is a credit report? Your credit history...

4 Simple Tools To Stop Drowning In Debt

Not a day goes by on the news without hearing how Canadians are struggling with their debt load. It has become a simple fact of life that we are consuming our way through life, using someone else’s money. For the past decade, I have closely observed the behaviors that...

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