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FCAC releases research report highlighting risks of extended-term car loans for Canadian consumers

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), today released Auto Finance: Market Trends, a research report highlighting a worrisome growth in long-term car loans. Loans with terms of more than six years have become a trend in Canada, posing risks that Canadian consumers should consider carefully prior to financing a vehicle.


Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, releases new report entitled "Auto Finance: Market Trends"

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | statements

My name is Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. Today, the FCAC is releasing its most recent research report entitled Auto Finance Market Trends. As the head of the Agency, I will provide a summary of the report's key points and the steps the FCAC will take to help Canadian consumers navigate the automobile finance market.


FCAC to release research report on auto finance

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | media advisories

Members of the media are invited to attend a news conference where the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) will release the findings of Auto Finance: Market Trends, a research report that will highlight significant industry developments.


Building momentum: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada releases 2014-2015 Annual Report

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), today released the Agency's 2014–2015 Annual Report. It details how the Agency has become more proactive and transparent in its supervision of federally regulated financial entities, expanded its financial literacy activities and restructured to align internal operations with its priorities in protecting financial consumers' interests.


Increased conversation and engagement mark fifth annual Financial Literacy Month in Canada

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

This year marked the 5th anniversary of November as Financial Literacy Month in Canada. #FLM2015 encouraged individuals to increase their financial skills and organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to offer resources, host workshops and organize events to help strengthen Canadians' financial know-how.


A budget is a powerful first step to personal financial management, but most Canadians do not have one, study finds

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today released Managing Money and Planning for the Future: Key Findings from the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) at the University of Toronto's Financial Literacy & Financial Well-Being Forum. The report offers insights on Canadians' knowledge, abilities and behaviours when it comes to managing money and debt wisely, as well as planning and saving for the future.


Week 4 of #FLM2015 to focus on preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, invites Canadians to take part in the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) by participating in activities that focus on preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse. This is a critical life skill and also one of the areas of focus to strengthen Canadians' financial literacy.


Week 2 of #FLM2015 to focus on importance of managing money and debt wisely

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, kicked off the second week of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) today at the launch of Credit Education Week, in Toronto. The Leader underscored the importance of learning how to manage credit and debt, especially for young people. Credit Education Week is a foundational part of a national effort to strengthen financial literacy. Credit Canada Debt Solutions, the not-for-profit charity that hosts Credit Education Week, is a long-time supporter of FLM.


#FLM2015: Financial Literacy Leader kicks off 5th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month

| Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | news releases

Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today kicked off the 5th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) by speaking to over 300 attendees at the ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference in Toronto. She also seized the opportunity to introduce two enhancements to the Canadian Financial Literacy Database, a one-stop source for Canadian resources and events.


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