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Credit unions respond to help those affected by wildfires in Fort McMurray May 6, 2016

Ontario Launches Rate Drop Rebate in Hamilton April 15, 2016

Hamilton companies will get loan rebates if they give jobs to disabled, newcomers and hard-to-hire  April 15, 2016

Denise Weaver volunteers to make a difference Dec. 3rd, 2015

Why many bank customers are making the switch to credit unions May 13th, 2015

Ontario Improving Employment Opportunities for People Facing Barriers Ontario is partnering with leading financial institutions to create a fund aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people facing employment barriers.The province is partnering with Alterna Savings, Libro Credit Union, First Ontario Credit Union and Meridian to deliver this fund.

20 Questions: James Lefebvre October 14, 2015 James Lefebvre: Associate vice president of business services First Ontario Credit Union, Hamilton answers 20 questions.

New credit union system leaders selected to serve on Board of Directors May 7th, 2014
Kelly McGiffin, President and CEO of FirstOntario Credit Union joins Credit Union Central of Canada board of directors.

FirstOntario Centre Climbs 105 Spots Up The Ranking of The Top Venues in The World April 22nd, 2014
FirstOntario Centre, operated by Global Spectrum Facility Management, was ranked 50th according to Pollster's 2014 FirstQuarter Top 100 venues in the world and the 5th in Canada.

How to rid yourself of those pesky monthly bank fees April 16th, 2014
How to push back against the rising cost of living: Get your banking for free.

Wealth management for all April 14th, 2014
FirstOntario Credit Union's Dave Schurman outlines the benefits of working with a credit union for wealth management and having a financial plan.

Not your parents' ATM April 8th, 2014
FirstOntario Credit Union uses technology to reinvent the branch. (Article page 22)

FirstOntario Credit Union combines operations with Rochdale Credit Union. October 23rd, 2013
Rochdale Members vote in favour of joining operation with FirstOntario.

For The Record. October 22nd, 2013
Blog aims at financial literacy for young adults

Hamilton Bulldogs and Global Spectrum Announce Partnership With FirstOntario Credit Union. October 11th, 2013
The Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to announce a major partnership with FirstOntario Credit Union.

FirstOntario takes on unique challenges faced by young adults with new financial literacy program. October 10th, 2013
FirstOntario Credit Union, one of Canada's leading Member-owned financial cooperatives, has launched a new financial literacy program.

FirstOntario breaks ground in Stoney Creek. August 26th, 2013
It’s being seen as a sign that Hamilton has an economic future. FirstOntario Credit Union broke ground on a new head office in Stoney Creek.

FirstOntario New Branch Open House. April 23rd, 2013
FirstOntario Credit Union welcomed visitors on April 23 to tour their expanded services in the Niagara Region with a new state-of-the-art branch located inside the new St. Catharines Hospital.

The Credit Union Difference. April 16th, 2013 
FirstOntario COO Dave Schurman and David Phillips, President and CEO Credit Union Central on BNN news discussing the credit union difference.

Why credit unions could gain from shrinking direct banking market. March 24th, 2013
As the direct banking market shrinks - shown by acquisitions of ING and Ally - credit unions may be the only "un-bank" option left.

Credit unions get feisty with Big Six banks. March 24th, 2013
Canada’s credit unions, an often overlooked corner of the financial sector, are about to get a lot more vocal and aggressive as they attempt to take market share from the big banks.

Making the final three. March 22nd, 2013
FirstOntario reaches the final three of the large business nominations for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Credit Union cashing in with ads poking fun at 'big bank habit' March 5th, 2013
A new tongue-in-cheek ad campaign for a Hamilton-based credit union takes direct aim at “big bank dependency.”

Chamber nominates 21 companies for awards. February 27th, 2013
A field of 21 companies have been nominated for Outstanding Business Achievement Awards by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Federally regulated credit unions to help or hinder consumers? October 16th, 2012
With nearly one-third of Canadians belonging to either a credit union or a caisse populaire, the move to...

The Power of Co-Operatives May 15, 2012
When the United Nations designated 2012 as the International Year of the Co-operatives, it was acknowledging far more than just the important role the co-operatives play in the global economy.

2012 National Awards Program Winners Have Direct Impact on Lives of Canadians May 10, 2012
Credit Union Central of Canada (Canadian Central) announced the winners of its annual National Credit Union Awards Program at a gala event during its 2012 Canadian Conference for Credit Union Leaders in Vancouver, BC.

Lessons from our Northern Neighbor March 27th, 2012
Canadian credit unions, with a slightly different model than U.S. credit unions, are noting similar financial successes.

Why Choose a Credit Union? | Yummy Mummy Club ... 
FirstOntario Credit Union recently launched a public awareness campaign focusing on the benefits of community-based credit unions vs. the big banks. As many ...

Fed up with your bank? Who you gonna call? March 5th, 2012
Recent polling by FirstOntario suggests 40 per cent of Canadians are dissatisfied with their banks, but the average Canadian has banked at the same ...

Credit unions offer different approach from banks March 11th, 2012
Asked what the difference is between a bank and a credit union, Dave Schurman, an executive vice-president with FirstOntario Credit Union, tells this story: ...



NCR APTRA Interactive Teller Case Study - FirstOntario Credit Union June 24, 2013
FirstOntario Credit Union case study video on APTRA Interactive Teller featuring Dave Schurman.

Mobile Banking Push April 29th, 2013
CBC's The National - Some credit unions want teller transactions to go digital.

NCR APTRA for FirstOntario Yahoo Singapore Finance August 31st, 2012
NCR Corp. announced that FirstOntario Credit Union, a financial institution, has opted for...

NCR APTRA for FirstOntario - NASDAQ August 31st, 2012
NCR announced that FirstOntario Credit Union, a financial institution, has opted for its APTRA Interactive Teller. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NCR Canadian Credit Union Deploys Live Video Teller August 31st, 2012
NCR announced that FirstOntario Credit Union has deployed its APTRA Interactive Teller which enables customers to talk...

Interactive ATMs arrive in Canada August 30th, 2012
A new interactive ATM by NCR gives branch customers at the FirstOntario Credit Union access to services after normal banking hours via a digital display...

Canada: FirstOntario Credit Union, NCR to deploy APTRA August 30th, 2012
Canada-based financial institution FirstOntario Credit Union has inked a contract with NCR Corporation, a global technology company, to deploy...

NCR Brings Live Video Teller Services to Canadian ATMs August 28th, 2012
FirstOntario Credit Union, based in Hamilton, is the first Canadian financial institution to deploy NCR APTRA Interactive...

Personal touch with no teller - TheSpec August 28th, 2012
Ancaster branch manager Susan Hoag-Smith and FirstOntario chief operating officer Dave Schurman show off the branch's new PAT machine, which stands for...

FirstOntario deploys NCR video ATMs August 28th, 2012
FirstOntario Credit Union, based in Hamilton, is the first Canadian financial institution to deploy NCR APTRA Interactive Teller, which enables customers to talk live to a remote teller at the ATM.

Canadian bank first to introduce interactive teller ATMs August 28th, 2012
FirstOntario Credit Union, based in Hamilton, Ontario, has become the first Canadian FI to deploy NCR APTRA Interactive Teller, which enables customers to talk live to a remote teller at the ATM.

Personal touch with no teller - Hamilton Community News August 27th, 2012
Ancaster credit union branch offers PAT remote teller technology. Ancaster branch manager Susan Hoag-Smith and FirstOntario chief operating officer Dave Schurman...

Video banking makes robbery impossible August 27th, 2012 - FirstOntario Credit Union in Ancaster is a bank with no tellers. How do you rob a bank that has no tellers?


FirstOntario Credit Union Offers "No Asterisk ... - Your Mortgage.TV March 9th, 2012
FirstOntario Credit Union, one of Canada's leading customer-owned financial ...

FirstOntario Credit Union OffersNo Asterisk ... March 9th, 2012
The best site for financial advisors and planners to stay on top of financial news, manage clients, create financial plans, sales presentations, ...

Banks pull back on low rate mortgages February 9th, 2012
Meanwhile, some credit unions are also not budging. Dave Schurman, executive vice-president of FirstOntario Credit Union, which operates in southern Ontario, ...

Small Business

Meet James Lefebvre, Director, Business Services at FirstOntario Credit Union. May 21, 2012

First Ontario Credit Union sees the potential in Hamilton’s young professionals.
FirstOntario Credit Union is pleased to announce another initiative focused on supporting small business and young entrepreneurs in Hamilton.  FirstOntario is sponsoring the 2012 Hamilton Economic Summit Young Entrepreneur Support Program.

Banking plans that can save your business time and money April 17, 2012
Saving money on expenses is something every business wants to do. But keeping up with banking service fees, monthly charges and minimum balances can be incredibly time-consuming, and boring – and you have more pressing things on your mind, don't you?

Thank you for making Hamilton better April 3, 2012
And now the 1 Awards, worth up to $95000, sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union, and first announced on these pages last month.

FirstOntario Credit Union launches $25 unlimited flat-fee business ... March 1st, 2012
"At FirstOntario, we are hoping to move the financial services industry forward with ... In addition to business banking services, FirstOntario offers a full range of ...

Agents of Change: Beaux Mondes March 7th, 2012
FirstOntario Credit Union is partnering with The Hamilton Spectator to create the 1 Awards and is looking for candidates. In keeping with the belief that ...


FirstOntario Kids Ultimate Challenge June 12th, 2013
Cogeco TV was on hand to capture the success of the first annual FirstOntario Kids Ultimate Challenge.

FirstOntario presents Imagination Day. March 25th, 2013
The Book Depot in St. Catharines partnered with FirstOntario Credit Union to donate more than 300 books to the Boys and Girls Club.

FirstOntario and Bullett Proof Baseball Academy Help Local Athletes Swing for the Fences November 8th, 2012
First Annual Fall Indoor Showcase Provides a Big League Opportunity to Local Talent.

FirstOntario and Bullett Proof Baseball Academy Help Local Athletes Swing for the Fences November 7th, 2012
First Annual Fall Indoor Showcase Provides a Big League Opportunity to Local Talent.

FirstOntario Credit Union Selects FMSI’s Teller Management SystemTM May 16, 2012
Financial Management Solutions, Inc. (FMSI), provider of business intelligence solutions for financial institutions, announced today that FirstOntario Credit Union has adopted FMSI’s Teller Management SystemTM(TMS).

10 of the best banking brands to watch April 17, 2012
Other Canadian notables include Sunova, FirstOntario and Servus. A couple US credit unions that always seem to grab The Financial Brand's attention include...

FirstOntario Out in the Community March 2012
First Ontario Credit Union is always out in our wonderful community and SNAP Hamilton tagged along for a couple of their events including the Ideal Home ...

FirstOntario Credit Union embraces People Leadership eSSentials ...
“People Leadership eSSentials™ is about understanding who you are and what you are capable of. At FirstOntario Credit Union we are embracing this simple ...

FirstOntario Credit Union supports Niagara College students with scholarship. June 13th, 2013
Students in Niagara College’s School of Community Services will have a new opportunity for financial support, thanks to a donation from FirstOntario. 

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