Desjardins first in Canada to offer budget management tool as a mobile application

LÉVIS, QC, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is the first financial institution in Canada to provide a mobile version of a budget management tool ( My Budget is a simple, fast and secure tool that members can use, free of charge, to keep a close eye on their finances. With the Holidays right around the corner, users of this tool can track their budget in real time and control their spending more effectively.

New features

In addition to the many services already offered on the mobile platform, users can now handle pending transactions, add suppliers to their file and manage their budgets. After a mere two years of existence, mobile services are extremely popular among Desjardins members and clients, with more than 415,000 users and nearly 54 million transactions carried out since the beginning of the year. The new features are bound to boost enthusiasm even more.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of nearly $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit


For further information:

(for journalists only):
Francine BlackBurn
Media Relations Advisor
Desjardins Group
514-281-7000 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7544

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