The Hub: News & Events for February 25, 2019

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Central 1 News you need to know

Strong profit and focused strategic investment feature in Central 1's 2018 financial results 
Central 1 announced its fourth quarter and 2018 results, featuring robust profit and increased investment in strategic initiatives to deliver the solutions required for the future of the credit union system in Canada. 
Join the Central 1 Q4 Spotlight Webinar on February 27  
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Do you want to stay informed about important updates and initiatives that will help your credit union? We host a Quarterly Spotlight conference call and webinar for our member leaders. 

B.C. Economic Briefing
Top highlights include:
  • B.C. retail spending dips 0.2 per cent in December
  • Strong momentum lifts international tourist visits to a record high
  • Employment insurance beneficiary counts decline 17 per cent
  • New vehicle sales slump in December
Ontario Economic Briefing
Top highlights include:
  • Retail sales decline in December
  • Fewer U.S. tourists for most of 2018 pulled down tourist visits to Ontario
  • New car sales increased by 0.7 per cent and average price increased by 4.0 per cent
  • Employment Insurance claims declined 0.7 per cent in December

Central 1 Events

February 27, 2019 
Central 1 Q4 Spotlight Webinar 
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET 
More information here

April 24-25, 2019

Member Forum 
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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April 25, 2019
Central 1 AGM
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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September 8-10, 2019
Momentum Summit & Trade Show
Westin Harbor Castle, Toronto

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Button to Credit Union Careers
Button to Central 1's Economic Insights
Button to our Annual Research Package

Industry News

Credit unions
A warm bath, it's not: Polar Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics B.C. - Westminster Savings returns as presenting sponsor (Press release)
Risha Damarla wins regional spelling bee sponsored by WFCU Credit Union (Press release)

Credit freezes are one easy way to protect against identity fraud — but they're not available in Canada (CBC)

How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity (CBC)

Dan Fumano: The 'ticking time bomb' threatening affordable rental homes (Vancouver Sun)

Half of business economists see U.S. recession by 2020: survey (CTV)

The U.S. Will Not Be Cashless Anytime Soon (Forbes)

Mastercard tracks social media buzz around mobile payment (Finextra)

Three Reasons Why The New Apple/Goldman Sachs Credit Card Will Strike Out (Forbes)

Big banks shun B.C. cannabis-sector entrepreneurs (Business in Vancouver)

Personal finance
RRSP or TFSA? Sizing up the strengths of each investment fund (CTV)

Industry Events

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March 27-29, 2019
Ontario Credit Union Conference
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
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May 5-8, 2019
2019 National Conference for Canada's Credit Unions
Winnipeg Convention Centre

September 15-17, 2019
CULA Conference
White Oaks Conference Resort
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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October 21-22, 2019
Everlink Connections 2019
Hilton Toronto
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