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ATB Financial opens Entrepreneur Centre in Edmonton

Local entrepreneurs have a new resource in Edmonton after ATB Financial launched a new program Thursday.

The ATB Entrepreneur Centre will provide meeting rooms and financial experts for business owners, regardless of whether they’re customers of the bank. 219 more words

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Opinion: Cash-strapped Albertans need alternatives to payday loans; NDP's new regulations could help

It’s an expensive proposition to be poor in Alberta. This is never more true than in the world of retail banking and short-term credit.

Mainstream financial institutions have physically pulled out of poorer neighbourhoods and payday lenders moved in to fill the void. 581 more words


Opinion: Will Albertans be better served by new payday loan rules? Unlikely.

The Edmonton Journal was correct in its editorial of May 17, “Proposed payday loan restrictions should payoff for Alberta,” when it stated “there clearly has been a market for payday loans.” 596 more words


Gary Lamphier: Toronto transplant John Rose now Edmonton's economics guru

After spending seven years abroad with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department and more than two decades with some of North America’s largest consulting firms, John Rose had an epiphany. 933 more words


Editorial: Proposed payday loan restrictions should payoff for Alberta

With northern Alberta focused last week on battling the wildfire around Fort McMurray and caring for tens of thousands of evacuees, it was easy to miss meaningful new measures introduced in the legislature that, if passed, will put a host of new rules and restrictions on high-cost payday loans. 477 more words


Alberta government introduces bill to end 'predatory' payday loan practices

The government tabled legislation Thursday to put an end to “exploitive” payday loan interest rates by slashing the borrowing fee and allowing people to pay it back in instalments. 537 more words

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Dan Barnes: Edmonton Eskimos were on the money in 2015

Eskimos’ GM Ed Hervey is a proud man. You could see it in the way he walked around the dressing room on Tuesday, during and after the team’s annual general meeting. 757 more words