Refresh Financial Ranks No.3 on the 2016 Startup 50

- PROFIT and Canadian Business release list of Canada's Top New Growth Companies -

KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Refresh Financial No. 3 on the Startup 50 ranking of Canada's Top New Growth Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at, the Startup 50 ranks young Canadian businesses on the basis of their percentage two-year revenue growth.

Refresh Financial made the 2016 Startup 50 list with two-year revenue growth of 1948%.

"Refresh is honoured to make the Startup 50 ranking" says CEO Michael Wendland. "Being featured as one of the fastest growing companies not only reflects the hard work and dedication of our team, but also highlights the growing need for strong alternative financial solutions for the underbanked in Canada."

Refresh Financial helps clients across Canada build credit while also saving money. Refresh's unique and innovative product offers Canadians an affordable solution to build credit and savings, helping clients reach their financial goals and gain access to more affordable credit products in the future. The Secured Savings Program is offered directly to individuals across Canada as well as through a strong and growing referral partner program. The company also offers a digitally based financial training program called Refresh f.i.t (Financial Intelligence Training) which equips its clients with the educational tools to build stronger money management skills.

"These young companies promise to transform Canada's economy through innovation and determination," says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. "Their stories of early success are truly inspiring."

Ranking Canada's Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the Startup 50 profiles the country's hottest young businesses. A joint venture between Canada's premier business media brands, the Startup 50 is published in the October issue of Canadian Business and online at as part of the annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies.

About Refresh Financial

Founded in 2013, Refresh Financial helps Canadians across the country build credit and reach their financial goals. Our Secured Savings Program engages Canadians looking build credit in a safe and reliable way so that they can reach their larger goals like securing a cash loan or owning a home. Refresh Financial is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia and can be found online at or on Twitter at @RefreshCanada.

About PROFIT and
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

SOURCE Refresh Financial

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For further information: Refresh Financial Inc.: Michael Wendland, Chief Executive Officer, 250-864-1192,

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