By: Gary Parkinson on August 26, 2012

With money tight and housing costs having been a concern all year, the numbers are in and only confirm the speculation. RBC has released a report stating higher home prices and rising mortgage rates over the last two quarters have impacted the market to make owning a home that much more costly. With the Bank of Canada expected to increase the prime lending rate by mid next year it remains one of the top concerns that home ownership may become even more unaffordable.

By: Justin Leung on August 25, 2012

The federal government enacted new legislative laws for banking procedures back in March to restrict the mingling of Canada’s banking side and the banks’ insurance side. These new rules were put in place after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asked the banks 4 years ago to “stop doing insurance on bank websites,” a call that was by all accounts ignored.

By: Gary Parkinson on August 21, 2012

Criminals can be very crafty in breaking into a car, a home, anything of value; so that insurance coverage is becoming more and more necessary. There are many tools criminals can use both deliberate tools commonly thought to use in robberies, and ones no one would ever suspect.

By: Cliff Ritter on August 19, 2012

This summer has seen plenty more of its fair share of violent thunderstorms with powerful lightning, walls of water, and even large pelts of hail. Much of this weather has been credited with the destruction of trees, power lines, houses, and cars across the country and insurance companies are not happy with the rising claims.

By: Justin Leung on August 17, 2012

Driving along down the highway you think your car is built pretty solid and capable of protecting you in the worst case of an accident. Well think again.

By: Gary Parkinson on August 14, 2012

Globalization has made the entire world one big competition in all areas of business from productivity to service. In the retail industry, it is now a necessity to be the best service provider not only on the home front but internationally as well. Hours spent at work are increasing for Canadians across the board and time for shopping is becoming less available for the average citizen, not to mention times are still tough on the wallet.

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