Canada 150: Money Facts Campaign Highlights Five Centuries of Finance in Canada

RateHub.ca curates 150 money facts to help boost Canadians' financial history knowledge in the lead-up to Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations

TORONTO, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ - How rich is your finance history knowledge? RateHub.ca, Canada's leading financial product comparison site, today announced the launch of its Canada 150: Money Facts campaign in celebration of Canada's milestone 150th year. The campaign touches upon historical moments and notable facts ­that have influenced Canada's financial ecosystem, and is designed to help Canadians increase their knowledge of their country's economic and financial history. 

The campaign launched today through a dedicated Canada 150: Money Facts microsite found at www.ratehub.ca/canada-150. The site includes a curated list of RateHub's top 15 favourite facts  and a categorized breakdown of the 150 Canadian money facts. On Twitter, @RateHub will share 150 money facts in 150 hours leading up to Canada's sesquicentennial celebration on July 1, 2017.   

"We tapped into RateHub's passion for personal finance and crowdsourced the fact collection through our employees," says Kerri-Lynn McAllister, Chief Marketing Officer, RateHub.ca. "Our website, tools and calculators help empower users to make smart financial decisions. Now we're sharing our favourite facts to help Canadians take their financial know-how to the next level."

The campaign includes facts which fall under ten categories: Banking, Business, Currency, Economy, Government, Insurance, Policy, Real Estate, Stock Market and Wealth. Facts range in date from pre-Confederacy to modern times, and cover everything from money history to quirky Canadian traditions, such as new shoes on budget day.

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #150MoneyFacts, and share your favourite financial facts with the RateHub team! What's next for finance in Canada? On June 13 at 7p.m. RateHub and the DMZ at Ryerson University are hosting some of Canada's top finance talent in a Canada150: The Future of Fintech panel event. The event will be live streamed on RateHub's Facebook page. Tune in here.

ABOUT RATEHUB.CA

Founded in 2010, RateHub.ca empowers Canadians to search smarter and save money by aggregating and comparing thousands of financial products from hundreds of providers in one place. With over 800,000 visits each month, Canadians use the site's tools and resources to make informed financial decisions.

SOURCE RateHub.ca

For further information: For media resources, please visit the RateHub.ca Press Centre: ratehub.ca/press-centre; Nicole Laoutaris, Communications Manager, 1-800-679-9622 | Nicole@ratehub.ca

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