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Pepper is about to branch out
April 28, 2017

Pepper is about to branch out

ATB’s new robot takes up shop at the Chinook Centre branch in Calgary from May 1-26.

4 ways to simplify your finances
April 12, 2017

4 ways to simplify your finances

Spring cleaning isn't just for your house. Your banking could likely use a clean-up, too!

Update! Changes to ATB Online banking have arrived
April 11, 2017

Update! Changes to ATB Online banking have arrived

What you can expect from the new site, plus answers to common questions.

Breaking down the 2017 Federal Budget
March 23, 2017

Breaking down the 2017 Federal Budget

See how the new Canadian budget could affect your taxes and investments.

What Alberta's new budget means for your taxes
March 20, 2017

What Alberta's new budget means for your taxes

See how your finances are affected by the 2017 provincial budget.

Reimagining customer experience with smart research and design
March 10, 2017

Reimagining customer experience with smart research and design

How identical twins taught ATB about its UX.

Banking bots
March 10, 2017

Banking bots

How artificial intelligence can help you manage your money.

Alberta’s newest startup accelerator
March 10, 2017

Alberta’s newest startup accelerator

Why it stands out.

Pay with your phone…pay with your fridge
March 10, 2017

Pay with your phone…pay with your fridge

The future of payments.

Scams and frauds to watch for
March 06, 2017

Scams and frauds to watch for

Be on the lookout for fake texts from ATB.

The 5 Ws of Global Transfers
January 09, 2017

The 5 Ws of Global Transfers

Make like a journalist and find out what this method of sending money internationally is all about.

Year-end tax tips to help reduce your tax bill
December 26, 2016

Year-end tax tips to help reduce your tax bill

Avoid paying more tax than you need to and put yourself in a better financial position in 2017.

20 affordable holiday family fun ideas
December 15, 2016

20 affordable holiday family fun ideas

It’s the perfect time to save a bit of cash while creating cherished family memories.

A new face on $10 bills
December 08, 2016

A new face on $10 bills

An ATB team member is applauding the news that Viola Desmond will appear on Canada's new $10 bill.

India’s cash crunch felt in Alberta
December 01, 2016

India’s cash crunch felt in Alberta

The impact of the Indian government’s decision to purge 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from the country's money supply.

Lost wallet checklist
November 24, 2016

Lost wallet checklist

What to do when you lose your wallet or purse.

Credit card benefits that add value to what you buy
November 17, 2016

Credit card benefits that add value to what you buy

The insurance coverage that comes with your credit cards is acutally pretty sweet.

New rules for paying back student loans
November 02, 2016

New rules for paying back student loans

The federal government has changed the threshold for when Canadians need to start paying off student loans.

What do Canada’s new mortgage rules mean for you?
October 17, 2016

What do Canada’s new mortgage rules mean for you?

Anyone planning to buy a new house or a condo sometime soon needs to know about changes to Canada’s mortgage rules.

Is it worth it?
August 29, 2016

Is it worth it?

5 questions to ask yourself before you make that big purchase.

5 financial tips for high school grads as they head to post-secondary
August 22, 2016

5 financial tips for high school grads as they head to post-secondary

When you start university or college, it's important to take some time away from the festivities to sort your finances.

The real price of student life in Alberta
August 19, 2016

The real price of student life in Alberta

As a student, money management is important. In the spirit of higher learning, here's some insight.

Why consolidate debt?
August 16, 2016

Why consolidate debt?

Learn how to clear up higher-interest debts and be left with one, easy-to-track, lower-interest loan.

13 good financial habits to build on
August 09, 2016

13 good financial habits to build on

Your spending and saving habits have much more to do with your financial stability than your salary does. The sooner you

Financial abuse—know the signs
June 14, 2016

Financial abuse—know the signs

Help protect your family and friends from financial abuse by knowing what to watch for.

Down payments increase for higher priced homes
February 08, 2016

Down payments increase for higher priced homes

If you’re in the market for a home that costs more than $500,000, there's a new rule that affects you.

How to open a Canadian bank account
December 29, 2015

How to open a Canadian bank account

Welcome to Alberta! Your first step to building a strong financial foundation in Canada is to open a bank account.

5 ways to create a holiday budget
December 18, 2015

5 ways to create a holiday budget

December can be an expensive month for Albertans, and it can wreak havoc on the monthly budget.

4 warning signs of identity theft
November 19, 2015

4 warning signs of identity theft

Learn what to watch out for so you can keep your personal information and finances safe.

8 dos and don’ts for holiday spending
November 19, 2015

8 dos and don’ts for holiday spending

Learn how you can help protect yourself—and your identity—this busy time of year.

7 creative ways to come up with a down payment
October 01, 2015

7 creative ways to come up with a down payment

Whether you're saving for your first mortgage at 5 per cent down or an uninsured mortgage at 20 per cent down...

Interac’s new look (and new features)
September 25, 2015

Interac’s new look (and new features)

Not much gets past security-savvy ATB Financial customers. This week Interac e-Transfer came out with a new look...

Find the RESP money you’ve been missing
September 09, 2015

Find the RESP money you’ve been missing

It’s probably the thing new parents hear the most from well-meaning people in our lives: enjoy it, it goes so quickly...

7 tips for protecting yourself from scams and fraud
September 03, 2015

7 tips for protecting yourself from scams and fraud

The best tactics to protect your personal information, and your money.

Timely advice from ATB
July 15, 2015

Timely advice from ATB

Change your PIN. And while you’re at it, do a good thing and tell a friend or family member to change their PINs, too.

Honey, let's get rid of the kids
March 24, 2015

Honey, let's get rid of the kids

Don’t worry, you’re not the only parents having that conversation.

Work. Study. Stress about tuition. Here’s how to break the cycle.
March 17, 2015

Work. Study. Stress about tuition. Here’s how to break the cycle.

We get it. You’re burning the candle at both ends trying to keep up with school, working, and trying to...

A 2 point plan to escape your parents' basement
March 12, 2015

A 2 point plan to escape your parents' basement

There are benefits to living with your parents, but wouldn’t it be great if your social life wasn't dinner table convo?

Why are people still being hooked by phishing?
March 02, 2015

Why are people still being hooked by phishing?

You’ve likely heard of phishing, a tactic used by fraudsters to get personal information, credit card details, and more.

6 tips to ease your post-holiday budget blues
January 16, 2015

6 tips to ease your post-holiday budget blues

Many of us tend to overspend during the holidays, but not realize it until well into the New Year.

Trip tips: Using your credit card south of the border
January 15, 2015

Trip tips: Using your credit card south of the border

Our dollar is in the dumps. But there are ways to save when spending in the US.

3 ways to get your budget back on track after the holidays
January 06, 2015

3 ways to get your budget back on track after the holidays

After the highs of holiday spending, comes the inevitable low of January bills. Feeling overwhelmed? Read more.

Joint bank accounts: balancing the benefits and the drawbacks
January 05, 2015

Joint bank accounts: balancing the benefits and the drawbacks

Sharing is caring. Usually. If you are considering the convenience of a joint bank account with someone you love...

Power of Attorney: understanding the implications
January 05, 2015

Power of Attorney: understanding the implications

Many Canadians worry about what would happen if they became unable to deal with their own money, property, or finances.

How to build a budget using TrackIt
December 04, 2014

How to build a budget using TrackIt

Managing your money is getting easier. Tools like ATB TrackIt™, which is built into ATB's online banking platform...

Securing a mortgage: collateral versus standard charges
November 28, 2014

Securing a mortgage: collateral versus standard charges

If you’re shopping for a mortgage you are probably on the hunt for the best interest rate.

Sound advice for snowbirds
November 10, 2014

Sound advice for snowbirds

Heading somewhere warmer for the winter months? We don’t blame you.

How to start an RESP for a child you care about
July 17, 2014

How to start an RESP for a child you care about

If you want to help a child that you deeply care for—like a grandson, niece, cousin, or goddaughter—with their future...

What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)?
May 27, 2014

What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an American law that aims to prevent U.S. taxpayers from using...

The true cost of buying a home in Alberta
May 01, 2014

The true cost of buying a home in Alberta

Buying a home is an exciting time. For most of us, we buy based on our emotions, how well it meets our needs...

How No Bull Mortgages can lower your prepayment penalty
April 08, 2014

How No Bull Mortgages can lower your prepayment penalty

If you break and prepay your mortgage mid-term—let’s say you upsize or downsize your home—you’re often charged a...

6 mortgage terms you need to know
April 08, 2014

6 mortgage terms you need to know

It's easy to get caught up in interest rates and move-in dates, but if you want to make a smart home-buying decision...

Thoughts from the Allard Chair, Part 2
March 24, 2014

Thoughts from the Allard Chair, Part 2

Dave Mowat, ATB Financial's President & CEO, brings a cool perspective on snow- and ice-covered driveways to his...

Thoughts from the Allard Chair, Part 1
March 21, 2014

Thoughts from the Allard Chair, Part 1

In early March, ATB CEO Dave Mowat spent a chunk of one morning talking to MacEwan University BCom students, as well...

How to protect your PIN
March 11, 2014

How to protect your PIN

If you have a Canadian debit card or credit card, you have a Personal Identification Number, or PIN. A PIN can...

How are prepayment penalties calculated?
February 24, 2014

How are prepayment penalties calculated?

Prepayment penalties can be calculated in two different ways, depending on the type of mortgage you have, as well as...

Filing a tax return for your farm
February 03, 2014

Filing a tax return for your farm

Like the harvest, tax season will arrive faster than you think. By planning now, you can limit headaches and stress...

New ways to save in 2014
February 03, 2014

New ways to save in 2014

When filing taxes, many Canadians leave money on the table, so to speak, by not taking full advantage of tax credits.

4 tips for getting the most out of your RRSP
February 03, 2014

4 tips for getting the most out of your RRSP

The first step to properly preparing for retirement is setting up a an RRSP, though that’s just the beginning.

Help, I don’t know where my retirement income is coming from!
January 01, 2014

Help, I don’t know where my retirement income is coming from!

As we get closer to our retirement years, we start to worry. And with good reason: for most of us, our income is not...

Top 5 questions about travel insurance
November 08, 2013

Top 5 questions about travel insurance

From your credit card to Alberta Health to workplace benefits, you probably have a few different insurance options.

Credit 101: 7 important lessons
September 15, 2013

Credit 101: 7 important lessons

Credit can be confusing (and stressful), but it can also have a positive influence on your finances.

How to stay on track with your debt repayments
July 20, 2013

How to stay on track with your debt repayments

So you decided to consolidate your debt and made it happen. Now what? Here are 5 tips for staying on track.

The dos and don'ts of credit card balance transfers
June 12, 2013

The dos and don'ts of credit card balance transfers

Because credit card balance transfers often feature much lower interest rates than your normal credit card...

Points or cash back?
May 30, 2013

Points or cash back?

With the promise of free flights, gift cards, and other useful goodies, credit card points can sound great.

The different kinds of cash back credit cards
April 14, 2013

The different kinds of cash back credit cards

With over 20 types of cash back cards available in Canada, it can be hard to understand the different rewards structures

3 top retirement tax credits
April 03, 2013

3 top retirement tax credits

For many of us, retirement requires some major adjustments.

Should you sell the family home?
March 28, 2013

Should you sell the family home?

After retirement, where you live is one of the biggest decisions you will make.

What is a HELOC?
March 15, 2013

What is a HELOC?

We review the basics of this popular borrowing option for Alberta homeowners.

5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers
February 28, 2013

5 things to do before signing your mortgage papers

A beautiful house can become a credit-crushing investment if you don't find the right balance between your practical...

Are you winning the race with inflation?
January 08, 2013

Are you winning the race with inflation?

Inflation is a concept most Albertans understand. But what’s more challenging is understanding how it works.

What's a PAC, and why should you have one?
January 02, 2013

What's a PAC, and why should you have one?

Good savings habits make building your retirement nest egg a lot easier.

Is Interac e-Transfer safe?
November 20, 2012

Is Interac e-Transfer safe?

Because Interac e-Transfer is a relatively new online service, you may have some concerns about safety.

5 reasons to use Interac e-Transfer
November 20, 2012

5 reasons to use Interac e-Transfer

If you're new to Interac e-Transfer, you may be wondering what you would use it for.

What's the difference between Interac e-Transfer and EFT?
November 20, 2012

What's the difference between Interac e-Transfer and EFT?

Interac e-Transfer and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are two ATB services that allow you to send and receive money.

5 creative hockey fundraising ideas
October 11, 2012

5 creative hockey fundraising ideas

With equipment, travel, tournament fees, team jackets, and team-building activities, hockey is a hefty commitment.

The high price of children's sports
October 11, 2012

The high price of children's sports

We all know it: children are dear, but they aren't cheap.

How to save money on hockey equipment
September 05, 2012

How to save money on hockey equipment

Outfitting your little hockey players can get pricey. Stick to your budget by following these equipment-buying tips.

Is mobile banking safe?
July 25, 2012

Is mobile banking safe?

Many Canadians still have concerns about mobile banking—mostly relating to security, privacy, identity theft, and fraud.

6 easy ways to save over $180 a month
July 24, 2012

6 easy ways to save over $180 a month

Sure, there are lots of ways you could save a ton of money every month...

6 steps to consolidating your debt
June 15, 2012

6 steps to consolidating your debt

Almost all Albertans carry some form of debt, and if you're like most of us, it's a lot more than you'd like.

How your credit mistakes affect your credit score
June 15, 2012

How your credit mistakes affect your credit score

It's a tough lesson to learn but an important one: every action has a consequence.

Your credit score explained
June 15, 2012

Your credit score explained

Credit bureau, credit rating, and credit score all mean the same thing.

Old Age Security: How to get it and keep it
April 18, 2012

Old Age Security: How to get it and keep it

Accessible government benefit can provide a steady source of retirement income, but beware of the clawback.

What about variable?
April 09, 2012

What about variable?

With the current low interest rates, there's a big focus on fixed mortgages—but variable can still be a good choice.

Pension payout: Your options explained
April 03, 2012

Pension payout: Your options explained

How to decide if pension plan income or a lump sum commuted value is best for your retirement.

How to pay down your mortgage faster
March 26, 2012

How to pay down your mortgage faster

Mortgage rules depend on your lender and the type of mortgage you have, but in general, there are three ways you can pay

5 debt trimming tips
February 29, 2012

5 debt trimming tips

Let's face it—we all know what it's like to go a little overboard on our credit cards.

Your Bucket List: How to create it, afford it, and check it off!
January 20, 2012

Your Bucket List: How to create it, afford it, and check it off!

At one time or another, we have all said "It's on my bucket list." But have you ever sat down and wrote out your list?

Including insurance in your financial plan
December 14, 2011

Including insurance in your financial plan

It’s hard to know if you have any insurance gaps or costly duplications unless you take the time to really understand...

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds
December 14, 2011

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds

Part of the retirement process involves switching from saving for retirement to living in retirement.

13 common financial blunders to avoid
December 14, 2011

13 common financial blunders to avoid

We’ve all made financial mistakes and, odds are, we’ll make a few more. But financial mistakes can be very costly...

Give me the strength to save!
March 14, 2011

Give me the strength to save!

One of the reasons that Canadians find themselves in debt is because they lack financial self-discipline...

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