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Scams and frauds to watch for
December 06, 2017

Scams and frauds to watch for

A phishing attempt could be hitting your inbox.

US travel checklist
November 28, 2017

US travel checklist

What to do before heading to the States.

Upgrade your life with a line of credit
November 10, 2017

Upgrade your life with a line of credit

HELOC or LOC? The right line of credit can help you in an emergency, pay off debt or check items off your bucket list.

Inside the minds of millennial investors
October 26, 2017

Inside the minds of millennial investors

The latest ATB Investor Beat survey looks into the millennial influence on technology and investment.

The ATB virtual assistant is live
October 23, 2017

The ATB virtual assistant is live

It’s the world’s first chatbot that helps you bank through Facebook Messenger.

ATB's​ ​solar​ ​panel​ ​financing​ ​helps​ ​flip​ ​the​ ​switch​ ​to green​ ​energy
October 06, 2017

ATB's​ ​solar​ ​panel​ ​financing​ ​helps​ ​flip​ ​the​ ​switch​ ​to green​ ​energy

Does harnessing solar energy for your home or business feel as out of reach as the sun? See how to make it affordable.

Equifax update
September 20, 2017

Equifax update

Equifax has now made a statement on how Canadians could be affected by their recent hacking incident.

Is it worth it?
August 29, 2017

Is it worth it?

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

New rules for paying back student loans
August 27, 2017

New rules for paying back student loans

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

How to open a Canadian bank account
August 26, 2017

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.

Honey, let's get rid of the kids
August 24, 2017

Honey, let's get rid of the kids

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

5 financial tips for high school grads as they head to post-secondary
August 22, 2017

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.

How to build a budget using TrackIt
August 20, 2017

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...

The real price of student life in Alberta
August 19, 2017

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.

Understanding RESP options in Alberta
August 10, 2017

Understanding RESP options in Alberta

What you need to know to save for your child's education.

Out of Canada Service Providers' Statement updated
July 10, 2017

Out of Canada Service Providers' Statement updated

View updated information.

Budget your way out of debt
June 08, 2017

Budget your way out of debt

Sometimes your finances can run away from you and you find yourself in a situation where your debt feels unmanageable.

Why you need an emergency fund
June 01, 2017

Why you need an emergency fund

It’s the safety net you can turn to in a time of unexpected need.

Where to meet Pepper
April 28, 2017

Where to meet Pepper

ATB’s favourite robot is calling the Stephen Avenue branch home for the month of July.

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.

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.

Survive holiday spending without sacrificing investment savings
December 21, 2016

Survive holiday spending without sacrificing investment savings

Avoid overspending and dipping into your savings to pay off holiday debt with these tips for budgeting and saving.

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.

Investing with passion
December 09, 2016

Investing with passion

How art collections have become dynamic assets, utilized as loan collateral and as part of investment portfolios.

The best things in life aren’t things
December 09, 2016

The best things in life aren’t things

Why wealthy people tend to experience a unique set of challenges that detract from their overall level of happiness.

Take the stress out of investing
December 09, 2016

Take the stress out of investing

How the markets can be compared to excitable dogs.

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.

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.

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

Chasing the wrong pocket monster
July 25, 2016

Chasing the wrong pocket monster

What investors can learn from the popularity of Pokemon Go.

What to do with your tax return
June 06, 2016

What to do with your tax return

Your refund comes with one very important question: What do I do with this money?!

Invest smarter, not harder
April 05, 2016

Invest smarter, not harder

Taxes negatively impact your savings and investment goals. That's why tax-efficient investment vehicles are a must.

Pay down debt or invest?
April 01, 2016

Pay down debt or invest?

So you’ve managed to save a little money, and now you have to make a big decision: should you use this money to pay...

From the financial front lines, from the heart
March 24, 2016

From the financial front lines, from the heart

A financial advisor’s take on today’s tough times.

Is it time to grow out of your savings account?
March 01, 2016

Is it time to grow out of your savings account?

For most of us, our first savings experience includes a piggy bank. But being stuck in that mindset can cost you.

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.

It's never too late to save
February 04, 2016

It's never too late to save

While starting early is great advice for those in their 20s or 30s, if you’re pushing 50 and haven’t started saving...

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 2)
February 01, 2016

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 2)

Markets are volatile, my job situation is kind of shaky. How could it possibly be a good time to invest?

Benefits to investing regularly
February 01, 2016

Benefits to investing regularly

Follow our three steps to achieve your investment goals and find out why regular contributions make sense.

Just another bump in the investment road
January 25, 2016

Just another bump in the investment road

Keeping this year's decline in global stock prices in perspective.

How the falling dollar impacts investors
January 21, 2016

How the falling dollar impacts investors

The loonie is down but on the flipside, the US dollar is up. The impact on your portfolio depends on a few factors.

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 1)
January 13, 2016

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 1)

We’ve been here before. This is not the first, nor will it be the last time that Albertans face economic challenges.

RRSP or TFSA...or both?
December 30, 2015

RRSP or TFSA...or both?

RRSPs and TFSAs are similar because they both provide incentives for Canadians to save and invest...

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.

Eight things to look for in a great advisor
November 13, 2015

Eight things to look for in a great advisor

You are in high demand as a client. Here are some criteria to help you decide who to trust with your investments.

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...

The intelligent donation
September 29, 2015

The intelligent donation

Are you at a stage in life where legacy planning has become a new priority? John Shypitka walks us through some options.

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.

Hochachka: “We think investors should stay the course"
August 25, 2015

Hochachka: “We think investors should stay the course"

The markets have been big news for the last few days, with sharp declines followed by rebounds followed by questions...

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.

Greek Crisis
July 09, 2015

Greek Crisis

In a July 5 referendum, the Greek public strongly rejected the most recent financial bailout...

Speculator vs. investor
June 24, 2015

Speculator vs. investor

When we invest, we place belief in the idea that combining money, good ideas and motivated people will produce...

Prove me wrong
June 02, 2015

Prove me wrong

What the chess board can teach us about investing and what to consider before making your next move.

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.

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...

Boring Canadian banks worth some love: Mowat
July 15, 2014

Boring Canadian banks worth some love: Mowat

Readers of the Globe and Mail recently saw that ATB Financial President and CEO Dave Mowat’s submission made the...

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.

What are market-linked GICs—and why does ATB no longer sell them?
January 13, 2014

What are market-linked GICs—and why does ATB no longer sell them?

A market-linked GIC is a GIC whose rate of return is linked to the performance of one or many securities, like stocks...

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...

What is a GIC?
December 17, 2013

What is a GIC?

When it comes to investing, there is no "one size fits all" solution. A GIC may be a great addition to your portfolio.

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.

Government benefit basics
October 30, 2013

Government benefit basics

While government-sponsored programs are a key part of most Canadians' retirement income, if you rely entirely on the Can

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties
October 07, 2013

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties

If you want to put some extra money towards your mortgage or are planning to buy or sell a home, read this!

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.

Pension plans explained
June 04, 2012

Pension plans explained

Understanding the difference between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans.

The importance of being patient
May 03, 2012

The importance of being patient

Why you should weather market swings and focus on your long-term goals.

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

Income splitting: Simple ways to maximize your retirement income
March 16, 2012

Income splitting: Simple ways to maximize your retirement income

Take advantage of tax brackets by splitting your retirement income with your spouse.

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?

The advantage of starting early
December 22, 2011

The advantage of starting early

When you’re 20 and retirement is 40-plus years away, putting $100 per paycheque into an RRSP probably isn’t a priority.

What are the risks of investing?
December 14, 2011

What are the risks of investing?

Most people know that there are risks in investing. But knowing there are risks, without really understanding what...

So many types of investments! What’s what?
December 14, 2011

So many types of investments! What’s what?

When it’s time to invest, there seems to be countless options. To add to the confusion, there are also financial...

Compound interest: The reason we invest
December 14, 2011

Compound interest: The reason we invest

We invest so that the same money we have today will provide us with more money sometime in the future. One of the...

Are Canadian women too busy to invest?
December 14, 2011

Are Canadian women too busy to invest?

According to a 2010 survey conducted by Franklin Templeton Investments, Canadian men are 7 per cent more likely to...

9 investing terms to get you started
December 14, 2011

9 investing terms to get you started

If you’re new to investing, unfamiliar terminology is sometimes discouraging. There’s a lot you can learn about...

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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