The Alternative Lending Survey By Progressa

Alternative lending is still relatively new to many financial consumers. Not to mention the fact that a large number of non-bank or alternative lending providers have entered the marketplace in the last several years....

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Progressa End-of-Year Review: CEO Ali Pourdad

As we close out 2016, Progressa has a lot to reflect on about the world we live in. Canadian household debt levels have continued to break troubling records, having risen to over 167% relative to disposable income by...

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Minimize Your Post-Holiday Financial Hangover

Everyone loves holiday parties, right? Whether you don an ugly sweater or a classy suit, getting together with friends to clink glasses and enjoy each others’ company can be a salve for the winter blues. However,...

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Throwaway Culture and Personal Finance

What would happen if you collected all the things you threw away for a day? A week? A month? Chances are, like this New York man, you would be literally swimming in discarded goods in just a few days. Experiments like...

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Personal Finance for Kids: Reimagining the Allowance

The working world has created a mental cycle among those of us who ply the nine to five: put in your hours, and anticipate the weekly, biweekly or monthly deposit from our paycheques. It’s a simple pattern, and it...

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The Walking Debt: Zombie Debt vs. Consumers

Halloween may be done and dusted for the year, but there’s still a creeping presence that looms, groaning, hungry for brains… I mean, interest… over many Canadian consumers. You can run, but you...

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More Canadians Expect Fintech Services

Fintech has been pegged as a disruptor of the traditional banking sector, but new data suggests that more and more Canadians are coming to expect fintech services as part of the de facto package that they receive from...

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Do Winter Blues Affect Finances, Too?

This morning, Bloomberg reported a decline in the overall personal finance confidence among Canadians. “Asked about their personal finances, Canadians are twice as likely to say it is worse than better than a year...

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