Banking

ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office

  • Web: https://bankingombuds.ca/
  • Description: Offers fair and impartial dispute resolution for RBC, TD and DirectCash Bank customers. Can also be contacted via their toll-free number: 1-800-941-3655

Bank of Canada

  • Web: www.bankofcanada.ca
  • Description: Information on Canada’s national bank. Look for unclaimed bank balances here,

Canadian Bankers Association

  • Web: www.cba.ca
  • Description: The Canadian Bankers Association exists to promote an understanding of the banking industry in Canada. They provide information and research about the banking system and financial consumer issues.

Canadian Credit Union Association

  • Web: https://www.ccua.com/
  • Description: The national voice of the credit union system. Includes information on the credit union model and a locater for credit unions in your community.

Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)

  • Web: www.cdic.ca
  • Description: Information on how our money in Canadian banks is insured against bank failures.

Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments

  • Web: www.obsi.ca
  • Description: Offers fair and impartial dispute resolution between participating banking service and investment firms and their customers.

Budgeting

Account Comparison Tool - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Acorn Canada

  • Web: www.acorncanada.org
  • Description: ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Canada is an independent national organization of low- and moderate-income families. Their website contains a series of reports on the payday lending industry in Canada.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Industry Canada - Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) –

Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

Spent

  • Web: http://playspent.org/
  • Description: Another tool to see what it is like to live below the poverty line and have to make difficult decisions involving finances.

The Stop - Do the Math

Consumer Education

Canada Office of Consumer Affairs

Canadian Consumer Handbook

Consumer Protection

Compare Cellular

  • Web: http://www.comparecellular.com/
  • Description: A Canadian site that helps consumers compare current cell phones, plans and services. Has provincial information.

Consumer Advocates Consumers’ Association of Canada

Consumer Council of Canada

Credit Reporting

Credit reports and scores - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Debt and Borrowing - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Equifax

  • Web: www.equifax.ca
  • Description: This website offers access to your credit history and score for a fee as well as a free credit

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Transunion

  • Web: https://www.transunion.ca/1
  • Description: This website offers access to your credit history and score for a fee as well as a free credit

Debt

Canadian Consumer Handbook

Get Smarter About Money

Industry Canada

National Student Loan Service Centre

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Fraud Prevention and Reporting

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

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  • Description: Canada's national anti-fraud call centre and central fraud data repository.

Little Black Book of Scams

RCMP

Savings

CRA Tax Free Savings Accounts

Government of Canada

Investopedia

  • Web: https://www.investopedia.com/
  • Description: Complete source of information on investing. They have a “stock simulator”. You can use it to pretend to play on the stock market without losing - or gaining - any money.

Ontario Securities Commission

Open Policy Ontario

Plan RDSP

  • Web: http://www.rdsp.com/
  • Description: This is the most complete website on RDSPs. It has a step-by-step guide. There is an RDSP calculator that shows how much can be saved in the long term.

Taxes

Learning about taxes - Canada Revenue Agency

Living with a Disability - Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Free tax clinics - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

L.I.P.I. - Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing