(Illustrations by Joel Kimmel)

Cabinet seat to Bay Street: Five former politicos who went into banking

Banks have been snapping up these hot commodities

Simplii and BMO say fraudsters may have accessed customer data

Two of Canada’s largest financial institutions warn that data breaches may have leaked the banking information of thousands of customers.

What a downtown explosion says about Toronto’s workaholic bankers

When a hydro vault exploded underground in Toronto’s financial district, these Bay Street denizens simply would not leave their desks

Five ways you can avoid the ‘big bank’ upsell

The next time you visit your teller, make sure you’re prepared

The great, wholly legal bank robbery

A new book looks at why it’s so expensive to be poor, and how it threatens democracy


Does Canada want a piece of the Royal Bank of Scotland?

The British media was abuzz on Tuesday after a television news crew snapped images of hedge fund manager Davide Serra on his way to a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office holding briefing papers that appeared to suggest that Canadian banks may be interested in buying a piece of the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Canadian investors flock to high-risk debt

The appetite for risky debt is growing in Canada as investors search farther afield for ways to boost their portfolios, according to Royal Bank of Canada, the country’s largest corporate debt underwriter.

When banks are too big to behave

Another scandal, another promise to regulate—can banks ever really be trusted?


Insurance brokers file complaint against RBC and BMO

Canada’s insurance brokers have filed an complaint with the federal government against the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada, claiming the large banks are treading outside their designated jurisdiction by advertising insurance services online.


Bankers of Japan: unite!

Japanese workers working for Goldman Sachs have defied norms, and established a union.

How to justify purchasing a smartphone

Eight apps that can help students save money


Paul Martin’s prescription

In between cups of coffee—15 per day? Really?—Paul Martin explains how the world and Canada should be reacting to global economic turmoil.