The Hub: News & Events for April 4, 2019

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April 4, 2019


Central 1 News 

Interest rate forecast
Financial markets are of two minds when it comes to the future of U.S. short-term rates, and therefore, they're also of two minds about the economic outlook. Equity markets have surged while bond markets sent yields to their lowest level in more than a year. Which view is correct? Central 1 Chief Economist Helmut Pastrick takes a look at both sides. Highlights: 
  • Yield curve inverts, confllcting signals
  • End to growth slowdown nearing
  • Rates on hold for now

Central 1 Events

April 24-25, 2019
Central 1 Member Forum
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

April 25, 2019
Central 1 AGM
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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

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Industry News

Credit unions
B.C. retail spending hits $7.3 billion in January (Business in Vancouver) - Central 1 Deputy Chief Economist Bryan Yu's weekly column

10 ways central banks are experimenting with blockchain (World Economic Forum)

Riskier Consumer-Backed Debt Is Cropping Up In Canada (Bloomberg)

Central Bankers Are Hitting the Pause Button (Bloomberg)

Canada's Bond Yield Curve Reverts as Recession Fears Recede (Bloomberg)

We still don't understand the post-crisis economy, so don't expect it to behave like the past (Financial Post)

Cross-Border Payment Efforts Look To Blockchain And Beyond (Paymnts)

RBC Customers Can Now Pay Bills with RBC Rewards Points (iPhone in Canada)

Today in Data: The Push For Cybersecurity Technology At Credit Unions (Paymnts)

CMHC looks to raise extra money for housing outside of billions from government (CBC)

Mortgage stress test is keeping Toronto home buyers on sidelines, says real estate board (Vancouver Sun)

Canada's housing market has a 'hangover,' and it won't be cured this year (Livabl)


Digital banking: How Friendly Friction Builds Better Banking Experiences (Paymnts)

One-third of retail banks planning to build digital brands (FinExtra)


Industry Events

April 9, 2019
Concentra Bank Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Video Webcast

April 23, 2019
Credit Union Foundation of BC AGM (2:00 pm)
Stabilization Central Credit Union of B.C. AGM (3:00 pm)
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

May 5-8, 2019
2019 National Conference for Canada's Credit Unions
Winnipeg Convention Centre

May 7-9, 2019
Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Strategies
Saint Mary's University
Winnipeg, MB

June 9-14, 2019
CanadaDE Credit Union Leadership Program
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS

September 15-17, 2019
CULA Conference
White Oaks Conference Resort
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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October 3 – 5, 2019
35th Annual Credit Union Directors' Forum 
"Good Governance: The Future of Ontario's Credit Unions"
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

October 21-22, 2019
Everlink Connections 2019
Hilton Toronto
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