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Banks facing calls to address racial barriers

Programs aim to root out bias from customer service, but more work is needed

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Fed’s Powell says high inflation is temporary

Powell's comments come as financial markets struggle to interpret the Fed’s recent moves

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CRA audits of ultra-wealthy Canadians yield zero prosecutions

The absence of criminal charges against high-net-worth residents comes in an era of rising wealth inequality

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Regulators handed out fewer fines last year, but returned more money to investors

Securities regulators ordered more than $42 million in restitution, compensation and disgorgement

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Indigenous businesses in need of financial aid face barriers to accessing relief

For some, there is a feeling of distrust around government money

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Richardson Wealth strikes deal with Envestnet to provide UMA platform

The brokerage's investment in technology is a key part of its new growth strategy

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 11:33
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Family-owned businesses set to drive recovery, report says

A long-term mindset offers competitive advantage

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 13:13
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CBOE seeks to boost Canadian block trading

The exchange aims to grow block liquidity with a new offering in 2022

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OSFI to raise domestic stability buffer for big banks

The amount of capital the banks must hold to cover unexpected losses will rise to 2.5%

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Pharmacare a promise Trudeau might come to regret

The Liberals’ re-election prospects look promising thanks to the co-operation of Big Pharma

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Fed sees faster time frame for rate hikes as inflation rises

The Federal Reserve may act sooner than planned to start dialing back low-interest rate policies

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Why you could owe tax on a worthless TFSA

A quirk in the TFSA overcontribution waiver rules could lead to taxes owed on a zero-dollar account

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FINTRAC sees rising threat from far-right terrorists

Banks and investment dealers should be aware of these groups' financing behaviour, the agency said in a bulletin

  • June 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
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Court overturns father’s decision to disinherit daughters

Adult twins who were disinherited by their dad have been granted 70% of his estate by a B.C. judge

Canadians face barriers to discussing finances with older adults

A CSA survey reveals challenges related to financial abuse

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 13:55
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Advisor Flow partners with Flinks

Independent advisors who use the platform will now be able to onboard clients more quickly

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 11:11
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Budget proposal will mean “big change” for CRA audits, lawyer says

A speaker at the 2021 STEP conference warns that CRA auditors could soon have greater authority to require individuals to answer questions

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As housing prices soar, advisors are adjusting their strategies

Some young clients fear missing out, while older ones may be sitting on unexpected gold mines

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Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks

Leaders will also discuss the economy and a global minimum tax of at least 15% on corporations

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How do you measure the impact of an impact investment?

Growing concerns about “impact washing” were discussed at the RIA conference

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Digital shift cushioned blow to post-pandemic growth outlook, BoC deputy says

How much help the economy will need from the central bank remains uncertain

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Bruised but unbowed: meme stock investors are back for more

Investors continue to pile in to meme stocks, including AMC and Clover Health

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Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

The strategy includes building a carbon sequestration facility in Cold Lake, Alta

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Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold

The central bank expects a strong economic recovery starting this summer

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NEO offers MFDA reps real-time ETF data

The offering follows a pilot program with IG Wealth and Sterling Mutuals