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Equitable Bank’s comprehensive financial literacy seminars led to a win in the Financial wellness category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. During the coronavirus pandemic, the bank had to pivot quickly to continue providing quality financial wellness education to employees, says Jasmine Kong, the organization’s human resources generalist. Equitable Bank partnered with some of […]

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of employees who say they’re feeling stressed are saving less than five per cent of their pay, according to a new survey by the National Payroll Institute and the Financial Wellness Lab of Canada. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 Canadian employees, also found workers are saving less than […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 19, 2022
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Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadians said that financial wellness means living without financial stress, according to a new survey by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It found 28 per cent of respondents also used financial wellness as a top descriptor for overall wellness and 41 per cent said financial wellness comes from being […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2022 January 5, 2022
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Canadians are becoming more confident about their financial situations and are setting more personal financial goals, according to a new survey by BMO Financial Group. It found 37 per cent of survey respondents said they believe their finances have improved recently, with Montreal residents the most likely to express financial optimism (42 per cent), ahead […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
  • 15:00
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Canadians’ current retirement savings aren’t likely to withstand the costs of long-term health care later in life, according to a new survey by Edward D. Jones & Co. It found 23 per cent of respondents said they believe their retirement savings will last them less than 10 years, including 21 per cent of those age […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2021 May 18, 2021
  • 09:00

While 65 has long been considered the traditional retirement age, younger employees face the possibility of working longer. Plan sponsors can learn much from the unique financial journeys taken by different generations toward their eventual golden years. A 2019 Scotiabank investment poll revealed that 68 per cent of Canadians are currently saving for retirement, but […]

A Scotiabank retirement survey says more than half of respondents are concerned that financial pressure will force them to re-enter the workplace after they retire. The poll found that the average Canadian respondent expects to retire at 64 years old, while six per cent don’t plan to ever retire. Fear about losing their financial independence […]

U.S. Retirement Assets Surpass $25 Trillion Mark

New study also shows DC is the fastest growing segment

“Super Trusts” to the Rescue

UK trade body pushing for low cost schemes for pension savings.