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Thursday, 21 October 2021 22:02

7 Ways to Spot a Co-op Member

*GUEST POST* by Heather Hale.

This past Monday evening I had the honour of hosting the Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards ceremony. These awards highlight the amazing contributions that people involved in co-operatives and credit unions make to our province. It was a delight to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients in the company of friends and colleagues. It also gave me an opportunity to “talk co-ops” which has been sorely lacking in my world over the last while.

So, to wrap up Co-op Week, here is my top seven list of “ways to spot a co-op member.”

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Sunday, 15 August 2021 14:42

WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A FINANCIAL CURVEBALL

More than three years ago Affinity Credit Union officially launched the Restart Loan – a unique, made-in-Saskatchewan lending product that has both social and financial benefits.

Traditional payday loans often attract clientele with interest rates that appear affordable – for example 17% over a two-week period. When calculated on an annual basis, however, the interest rate can become a staggering 442%. The Restart Loan was designed to assist those who are struggling with unexpected expenses or emergencies and are vulnerable to getting trapped in the payday loan debt cycle. 

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