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An open letter to Visa Canada

In the wake of Visa Canada's proposed fee hikes, president of The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) Ron Orr wrote an open letter to Canada's leading payment card program, raising his...

Vancouver can reinvent the global economy: Vancity

And the nation's leading credit union has the figures to prove it.

The most important real estate advice for 2012-2013

You need to do one thing really well. Here's what it is...

Vancity divests Enbridge holdings

Vancity Investment Management (VCIM) has divested its Enbridge holdings in the IA Clarington Inhance SRI (socially responsible investments) funds, as well as its employee pension plans. In...

BC mortgage brokers and realtors breathe a sigh of relief

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial institutions (OSFI) has reversed its proposed amendment to require borrowers to re-qualify for their mortgages at renewal. This decision is welcome...

Elmo's financial wisdom for preschoolers

It's important to tell the difference between when you want something and you need something. Elmo's wisdom good for adults, too.

Google wallet

Google is getting further into your purse.

Vancouver Board of Trade chair talks money, police, philanthropy and Ellen DeGeneres

Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia knows commerce in this city. The hotelier, spa magnate and Vancouver Board of Trade chair talked to VO about business leadership, public safety – and her secrets to success.

World Economic Forum: Financial crisis, inequality threatens entire social contract

The prognosis is grim: nearly 500 of the world's industry, government and social experts warn of a 'dystopian future' and social unrest.