The Hub: News & Events for September 26, 2019

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September 26, 2019


Central 1 News 

First West Credit Union unveils new enhanced digital banking experience

First West Credit Union today announces the launch of a new digital banking experience in its Envision Financial division. Developed in partnership with Central 1, First West is the first credit union in Canada to release all three channels of the Forge Digital Banking Platform into market, which includes a brand new mobile app, online banking platform and public website.

Economic Analysis of British Columbia
Northeast B.C. Regional Economic Review and Outlook 2019-2021

• Northeast B.C. economy remains in a soft patch with weak employment gains, flat population, and delayed turnaround in housing market
• Soft energy sector, forestry slump, lower construction activity a drag on economic activity
• Number of businesses in the region edged higher in 2018 by less than one per cent but owed mostly to self- employment gains
• Capital investment in major projects including Site C and LNG pipelines will continue to support economy, but employment benefits regions across B.C.
• Employment growth to turn higher with one per cent gain in 2020 and 0.8 per cent increase in 2021
• Housing cycle to strengthen with economic growth

Central 1 Events
October 28-29, 2019
PeopleFocus 2019
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver

November 12, 2019
Ottawa Contact Meeting
319 McRae Ave, Unit 1, Ottawa,
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November 13, 2019
London Contact Meeting
Four Points by Sheraton, London
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November 14, 2019
Toronto Contact Meeting
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
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Industry News

Credit Union News
Slalom Awarded 2019 Gold Channel Innovation Award for Best Data Management Solution (Financial Post) featuring Vancity

TSX declines for fourth session as oil drags (Reuters)

Housing news
Canadian home sales have 'room to run' in 2020 (Livabl) 

Europeans have a 'right to be forgotten' online. Should Canadians?(CBC)

Southeast Asia's No. 1 Travel App Is Getting Into Fintech (Bloomberg)

Stripe Rakes In Cash Even as Payments Hype Cools (Wall Street Journal)

Industry Events

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

December 3, 2019
Annual Credit Union Forum & Holiday Luncheon

Liuna Station
Hamilton, ON
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