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12/09/17        Member Advisory: Beware of Phony Cell Phone Text Messages (PDF)

News Articles & Press Releases

14/06/17 $70,000 raised for two local children’s charities at Alterna’s Annual Golf Classic (PDF)
13/05/17 Canada’s largest credit unions rally to provide the Red Cross with $150,000 in national flood support. (PDF)
06/05/17 Alterna offering emergency loans to homeowners affected by local flooding (PDF)
21/04/17 Alterna’s caring culture marks them as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (PDF)
19/04/17 Alterna’s record results shows members’ faith in caring culture and strength of values (PDF)
27/03/17 Alterna Savings and ACCESS Community Capital Fund create emergency loan fund to support former employees of Community MicroSkills (PDF)
13/02/17 Alterna Crackup Weekend RECAP! (PDF)
07/02/17 2017 Gary Gillam Award nominations now being accepted (PDF)
24/01/17 Alterna Savings Crackup announces complete comedy festival lineup for 2017 (PDF)
16/01/17 Peterborough Community Savings is offering small business microloans to entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes region (PDF)
19/12/16 Alterna Savings reinforces support for federal employees impacted by Phoenix payroll issues (PDF)
01/12/16 Nexus Community Savings now a division of Alterna Savings (PDF)
28/11/16 Alterna commits $150,000 to empower young leaders through Enactus Canada (PDF)
28/11/16 Alterna announces appointment of MNP LLP as provider of internal audit services (PDF)
23/11/16 Alterna members successfully vote to elect Bianca Garofalo to their Board (PDF)
10/11/16 Nexus members vote overwhelmingly in favour of joining Alterna (PDF)
24/10/16 Lendful receives equity investment boost from Alterna Savings (PDF)
19/10/16 In time for Small Business Week, Alterna Savings accelerates ability to meet needs of young Ontario entrepreneurs (PDF)
17/10/16 Celebrating ICU Day Across Alterna Savings (PDF)
05/10/16 Alterna Savings Microfinance Program chosen by Filene as model for reaching the financially vulnerable (PDF)
29/09/16 Alterna  Savings sponsors Micro  Finance  Summit  with  Nobel Peace Laureate, Muhammad Yunus (PDF)
13/09/16 Alterna Savings supportive of banking services for federally licensed cannabis-related businesses (PDF)
12/09/16 Alterna Savings donates $5,000 to fellow credit union in support of Italian quake relief (PDF)
09/09/16 Alterna Savings Crackup (PDF)


Alterna Savings renews its commitment to support the largest nonprofit sector in Canada (PDF)
17/08/16 Alterna Savings vows to help federal employees impacted by lingering Phoenix pay problems (PDF)
03/08/16 Alterna Savings Micro Finance Program increases maximum loan for underserved entrepreneurs to $25K (PDF)
16/06/16 Nexus Community Credit Union to join with Alterna Savings (PDF)
08/06/16 Alterna raises $61,000 in support of two local children’s charities (PDF)
02/05/16 Alterna named 3-Year Title Sponsor of  Cracking-up  the  Capital in support of mental health (PDF)
29/04/16 Alterna Savings wins OCUF Award for Outstanding Corporate Achievement (PDF)
29/04/16 Announcing the 2016 Gary Gillam Award Recipient (PDF)
22/04/16 Alterna Savings celebrates all the money their members save on ATM surcharges (PDF)
31/03/16 Alterna grants $25k to deserving community organizations (PDF)
08/02/16 2016 Gary Gillam Award nominations new being accepted (PDF)
04/02/16 Alterna Savings helps break a world record in support of mental health awareness (PDF)
26/01/16 Peterborough Community Credit Union to join Alterna Savings as first to operate under federated model in Ontario (PDF)
16/12/15 $40K in grants made in support of local organizations (PDF)
19/11/15 Alterna announces title sponsorship of Cracking-up the Capital in support of mental health (PDF)
13/11/15 Alterna first Canadian company to receive $300K microfinance grant from Whole Planet Foundation (PDF)
05/11/15 Alterna Savings and Peterborough Community Credit Union to join forces (PDF)
04/11/15 Focus is on reducing consumer debt as Alterna helps launch Financial Literacy Month (PDF)
30/09/15 Alterna raises close to $60,000 for local charities at 11th Annual Golf Classic (PDF)
28/08/15 Canadian credit unions receive record nine 2015 Ipsos®Best Banking Awards awards (PDF)
25/08/15 Credit union market share of commercial mortgages outpacing the banks (PDF)
17/07/15 Alterna members now have access to the second largest ATM network in Canada (PDF)
18/05/15 Alterna helps bring vital financing to Kingston-area entrepreneurs (PDF)
11/05/15 Alterna Celebrates 15 years of changing lives with Microfinance Program (PDF)
30/04/15 Announcing the 2015 Gary Gillam Award winners (PDF)
29/04/15 Alterna Savings helps Nepal recover and rebuild (PDF)
09/03/15 Alterna gifts $40K to local community organizations (PDF)
03/03/15 Alterna Donates $5K to Furniture Bank after Theft  (PDF)
03/03/15 2015 Gary Gillam Award Nominations Now Being Accepted (PDF)
20/02/15 Alterna Partnerships Supported by Ontario’s $4 Million Investment in Social Enterprise (PDF)
19/11/14 Financial Literacy Programs to Impact Over 16,000 Ottawa Citizens (PDF)
05/10/14 Alterna’s 10th Anniversary Charity Golf Classic raises a record $62,000 in support of Candleighters (PDF)
28/08/14 Credit unions first in customer service for 10th  year in a row: Ipsos Reid (PDF)
21/08/14 Alterna Savings Helps Set Ontario's Youth on Path to Success with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada 
06/05/14 Alterna Savings Announces Opening of Westboro Branch and New Head Office in 2015 (PDF)
29/04/14 Results from the 2014 Board of Directors election now available 


Two Historic Credit Unions Join Forces to Give Ontarians Clear Alternative to Big Banks (PDF)
19/12/13 Alterna Savings Members and Employees create BIG possibilities for 23 deserving Boys and Girls Club youth in Ontario (PDF)
22/11/13 Local community organizations benefit from $40,000 donation (PDF)
29/10/13 Ottawa Women’s Credit Union and Alterna Savings to Partner (PDF)
26/09/13 Alterna Savings raises $50,000 for Candlelighters CyberKids Program to help kids with cancer (PDF)
20/08/13 Alterna Savings Raises the Bar for Financial Institution Accessibility and Openness (PDF)
13/06/13 Alterna Savings Opens New Flagship Location in Downtown Ottawa (PDF)
13/06/13 Alterna is awarded a $10,000 grant from Concentra Financial 
22/05/13 Alterna Savings a Founding Partner of Catapult Microloan Fund to Support Social Enterprise (PDF)
01/05/13 Service Fees and Account Features - Effective July 1, 2013 
29/04/13 Appointment of President & CEO of Alterna (PDF)
10/04/13 Albert Street Relocation - we're moving to serve you better 
26/03/13 Boys and Girls Clubs bring positive change to 23 Ontario communities (PDF)
27/02/13 Alterna Savings lowers interest rates for underserved and marginalized entrepreneurs (PDF)
15/02/13 Alterna Savings & Credit Union Ltd. contracts Social Asset Measurements Inc. to create impact measurement system for its microfinance program (PDF)
05/02/13 Desjardins Group to invest in Qtrade Financial Group (PDF)
04/02/13 Phasing out pennies - Monday, February 11, 2013 
23/01/13 Alterna Announces Dividends on Class A Special Shares, Series 2 & 3 
14/01/13 2013 Gary Gillam Award Nominations Now Being Accepted (PDF)
24/12/12 Alterna Chief Financial Officer José Gallant Appointed Interim President and CEO of Alterna Financial Group (PDF)
19/12/12 Alterna Holiday Hours 2012 
10/12/12 Alterna Pledges $60,000 to Build a Better World (PDF)
05/10/12 8th Annual Alterna Golf Classic Raises $43,000 and Makes a Difference in the Lives of Kids with Cancer (PDF)
31/08/12 Alterna Savings Announces the Retirement of President and CEO, John Lahey (PDF)
23/08/12 Canadian credit unions ranked first in customer service for 8th consecutive year - Surpassing all Canadian financial institutions 
02/08/12 Alterna speaks in The House of Commons 

Investment Planning for Severance Packages 

05/07/12 Congratulations to Gary Hawton of OceanRock Investments Inc., recipient of the Canadian SRI Distinguished Service Award 
11/06/12 Alterna Savings Award for Social Responsibility Leadership 

Need to change your debit card PIN? Now you can do it at the ABM 

25/05/12 Traveling to the U.S.? Look for ACCEL® Network retailers and swipe surcharge-free! 
Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2012
Alterna Savings participates in Canadian Co-operative Association’s Women’s Mentorship Program (PDF)
09/05/12 Alterna Savings wins 2012 National Credit Union Community Economic Development Award 

Alterna Savings Client Environmental Defence Wins $10,000 Moneris Small Business Contest 

Toronto, ON
April 23, 2012

Alterna Supports Rise Asset Development – a Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative (PDF)

Toronto, ON
April 23, 2012

Guido Chezzi Receives 2012 Gary Gillam Award (PDF)


Alterna Savings Participates in Earth Hour 2012 


Alterna Receives President's Award from the ORCF

Toronto, ON
February 2, 2012

Alterna Savings And The Centre For Social Innovation – Partnering For The Education And Improvement Of Communities (PDF)


Alterna Renews Partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation


Can microcredit work in Canada? (Globe & Mail Article)


FAQs for New Website, Online Banking and Telephone Banking 


Holiday Hours for 2011-2012 


Received the Pay Anyone Letter? Got Questions? Get Answers! 


Qtrade #1 for Sixth Straight Year 

Toronto, ON
October 24, 2011

Alterna Savings donates $1,500 to Margaret Frazer House.(PDF)


7th Annual Alterna Golf Classic Raises $30,000 in Support of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Program (PDF)


Alterna Savings Sponsors Carleton University's Women's Worlds 2011


In Memoriam: Penny Bethke 


Alterna Savings: Empowering People, Changing Lives 


Biz Camp Sponsored by Alterna


Alterna Savings Supports Financial Literacy

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