Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) ensures federally regulated financial entities comply with consumer protection measures, promotes financial education and raises consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities.
Canada ranks among top three countries worldwide for youth financial literacy2017-05-24 – News release
Canadian youth are among the world’s top-performing students in terms of financial literacy, according to a global report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Consumer Alert: What you need to know when getting help to pay off debt or repair your credit2017-04-05
Some companies offering help to pay off debt or repair credit are misleading consumers
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The steps for making a complaint to a bank or other federally regulated financial institution.
Your rights and responsibilities when dealing with financial institutions.
Budgeting, banking, money transfers, insurance and planning your finances at different life stages.
Managing debt, credit reports, mortgages, credit cards, loans, lines of credit and more.
Savings and investment types, options, setting goals and choosing a financial advisor.
How much money you'll need, where your money will come from, budgeting and paying off student debt.
Retirement planning, public and registered pensions, RRSPs, RRIFs, retirement income calculator and more.
Tools to help you choose a bank account and credit card, including budget and mortgage calculators.
A one-stop source for resources and events from Canadian organizations on budgeting, saving, investing and more.
Financial entity obligations, guidance, decisions, complaint information, research, and more.
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Canada’s national strategy for financial literacy, the seniors’ financial literacy strategy, the National Steering Committee and more.
Merchants’ rights, how card payments work, choosing a service provider.
Identity theft, types of fraud, counterfeit money and other threats or scams.
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Laws and regulations
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act
- Bank Act
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Assessment of Financial Institutions Regulations
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Designated Violations Regulations
- Financial Literacy and Retirement Well‑Being in Canada: An Analysis of the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey
- Initiating budgeting behaviour among non-budgeters: A financial literacy pilot using mobile technology
- National Research Plan on Financial Literacy 2016-2018
- Payday loans: Market trends
Credit cards: rights and responsibilities
Know your rights if you were signed up for a credit card without your knowledge.
The high costs of borrowing, what happens if you miss a payment and what to ask a payday lender.
Tools and calculators
Build your future with the right financial tools.
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