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Car Financing in a Crisis

Car Financing in a Crisis

We know, we know – with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ongoing, people are driving a lot less. But not everyone can stay off the roads. Essential workers such as nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks, construction workers, and more have to get to work somehow. And for most,…

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Getting a Loan Online – The Ultimate Guide

Getting a Loan Online – The Ultimate Guide

With social distancing in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many things that we used to do in-person have migrated to online — including taking out loans. Today, more lenders are cropping up across the country offering online loans to Canadians who are hard hit by…

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Fast-Cash Alternatives to Payday Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fast-Cash Alternatives to Payday Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought many challenges for people around the world — both physically and financially. According to Macleans, as of April 28, Service Canada had received 7.3 million applications for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Statistics Canada reported that one-in-five Canadian businesses…

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Why Keeping a Good Credit Score is Important

Why Keeping a Good Credit Score is Important

Why is keeping a good credit score important? Most people know that a higher credit score can get better interest rates on financing, but the risks of a low credit score go beyond that. A credit score indicates your ability to repay debts. It’s what most traditional…

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Bad Credit Loans in 1-2-3

Bad Credit Loans in 1-2-3

Not all bad credit loans are created equal. When you have bruised credit and are looking for a loan, it feels like your options are limited. But rest assured that you do have choices. In this blog, we’re breaking down what those choices are and how to…

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Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Recent news reports have indicated a troubling situation for Canadian consumer debt. For the first time ever, Canadians have more than $100 billion in credit card debt, according to TransUnion Canada. Forecasts also predict that the average Canadian’s non-mortgage debt may increase by $31,531 per person by…

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Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

These past couple weeks have been enormously difficult for many Canadians due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and subsequent measures to “flatten the curve.” While these undertakings are aimed to keep the public safe and reduce infection risk, there’s been an unfortunate side effect…

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Consumer Proposals, Bankruptcies, and Your Vehicle

Consumer Proposals, Bankruptcies, and Your Vehicle

Thinking about filing for a consumer proposal or bankruptcy? You might have a few questions. One of the questions we hear most frequently is “what happens to my vehicle?” Whether you’re considering filing for a consumer proposal or bankruptcy, your car could be affected. Read on for…

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Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding credit has a lot of misconceptions around it. One of these common myths is that it’s hard to do. The truth is that with the right strategies and steps, fixing a bad credit score is a lot easier than you might think! The trick is knowing…

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Equity Lending Changes the Borrowing Game – We Have All the Details

Equity Lending Changes the Borrowing Game – We Have All the Details

Equity lending is changing the borrowing game — and for a good reason! It’s a non-judgmental form of lending that depends on security, not your past. While other lenders require a good credit score, provable income, a strong loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, and more, equity lenders typically do…

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