Home News Industry News

Latest news in Industry News

Financial protection for the future, nest egg, retirement savings

Louisbourg Investments acquires AttisCorp

Moncton, N.B. firm expands private wealth services

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 8, 2018 February 8, 2018
  • 10:30
Paper family of four under a paper cutout insurance umbrella

Manulife posts $1.6 billion Q4 net loss, hikes dividend

U.S. tax reform that hit net income in the most recent quarter will benefit the insurer in the future

Block Chain word with icons as vector illustration

Sun Life joins forces with SecureKey

Blockchain technology will make it easier for clients to instantly verify personal information

  • By: Leah Golob
  • February 7, 2018 February 7, 2018
  • 12:10
Business meeting concept illustration in an aerial view with people sitting around a conference table

OBSI extends firm information service pilot

The service provides dealers with an easy way to ask questions about complaint handling

Growth red graph over golden coins stacks over white

Canaccord Genuity Q3 profit soars more than 500%

Investment dealer gets huge lift from cannabis, blockchain transactions

Close-up Of Two Businessman Analyzing Graph On Digital Tablet

Future financial leaders compete

Teams from four Ontario universities selected as local finalists in CFA Institute Research Challenge

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 6, 2018 February 6, 2018
  • 14:40
Insurance. Chart with keywords and icons

Financial Horizons acquires ABEX Central

The deal reinforces the company’s presence in the MGA marketplace in central Ontario

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 5, 2018 February 6, 2018
  • 17:30
Male hand with pen on the investment chart with calculator and canadian dollars

Tighter OSFI mortgage rules sending borrowers to alternatives

Mortgage brokers increasingly direct home buyers toward alternative lenders

Piggy bank with national flag of Canada

Many Canadians missing out on RRSP benefits

The top reasons pushing Canadians to make RRSPs a priority this year are receiving a tax refund and saving for retirement

  • By: Leah Golob
  • February 5, 2018 February 7, 2018
  • 12:50
Frontenac Castle and Dufferin Terrace - Quebec City

IA Financial proposes holding company

The proposed legal structure would give the insurer greater financial flexibility and help it better compete

Worried Young Couple Lying On Carpet Calculating Their savings, planning future, retirement fund

Understanding financial infidelity

36% of Canadians surveyed lied about financial matter to partner: poll

Businessman calculating and checking articles of agreemen

Fee cutting accelerates

Recent reductions by major mutual fund firms range from 5 bps to 55 bps

Office buildings in Toronto’s financial district

A major transition

Many MFDA-licensed advisors are taking another look at IIROC

Stock-pickers had a hit-or-miss 2017

Several key factors affected the relative returns of some mutual fund families

Stock exchange board with abstract background

National Bank joins NEO Connect

NEO Connect currently has 45 platform traded funds

  • By: Leah Golob
  • February 2, 2018 February 2, 2018
  • 12:30
white piggy bank with change canadian scattered around

Counting down the nickel

Without the nickel the quarter would become less relevant, leading to addition of a 20‑cent coin

businessman with financial symbols charts and graphs

Scotiabank buying Citibank operations in Colombia

The agreement grows the Canadian bank’s Colombian subsidiary Banco Colpatria

Smartphone with finance and market icons and symbols concept

Clients test drive RBC robo-advisor platform

RBC InvestEase can support non-registered investment accounts, RRSPs and TFSAs

Toronto Skyline at dusk, Ontario, Canada

Regulatory uncertainty a challenge for Canada’s financial services industry

There will be new leadership at some of the world’s most important regulatory bodies by the end of 2018

Corporate Business Team clapping success at Boardroom meeting

Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards

Bill C-25 would require publicly traded companies to disclose the number of women and visible minorities on their corporate boards and in senior management

Business meeting concept illustration in an aerial view with people sitting around a conference table

Qtrade remains the leader in online brokerage service levels

The self-directed brokerage industry has come under fire since late December

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 30, 2018 January 31, 2018
  • 14:30
last will and testament waiting to be filled and signed

Affluent Canadians not disclosing estate plans with heirs

Blended families are more likely to indicate a lack of trust in their beneficiaries' ability to manage their wealth

  • By: Leah Golob
  • January 30, 2018 January 30, 2018
  • 12:20

U.S. securities class action filings soar

2017’s increase driven by merger-objection cases

Hi-tech technological background with numbers and calculations

RBC opening cybersecurity lab

The University of Waterloo lab will develop new privacy tools

agreement, attorney, auction, authority, balance, barrister, beam, scale, book, bookcase, books, brass, brown, business, colourconcept, contract, counsel, court, courthouse, courtroom, crime, criminal, decision, defendant, divorce, enforcement, financefreedom, gavel, government, guilt, guilty, hammer, horizontal, innocence, judge, judgement, judgment, judicial, justice, lawlawyer, legal, legislation, liberty, libra, litigation, mallet, prosecution, punishment, rights, scale, scales, scales, of, justice, sentencesymbol, symbolic, system, tax, trial, tribunal, truth, verdict, weight, will, wood, wooden

NBF fined $700,000 for ETF disclosure failings

The dealer has implemented controls to prevent a similar issue from occurring in the future