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Mar 13, 2019, 09:30 ET One-in-five Canadians with debt will need to liquidate assets to pay it down in 2019

With the federal budget looming, households are encouraged to address budgeting and debt TORONTO, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - One-in-five Canadians with debt say they will need to liquidate assets (e.g....


Feb 04, 2019, 09:47 ET FPSC Announces Appointment of Ralph Vizl as Chief Strategy Officer for FP Canada and Head of the FP Canada Institute

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Cary List, President and CEO of Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Vizl as Chief Strategy Officer for FP...


Jan 21, 2019, 10:17 ET Two-thirds of Canadians enter 2019 worried about the economy

Report addresses "kitchen table" financial issues facing Canadians TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Two-thirds of Canadians enter 2019 worried about their financial fortunes, according to a recent...


Nov 26, 2018, 11:05 ET Financial Planning Standards Council Unveils New Details About FP Canada™: A National Professional Body to Advance Professional Financial Planning

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) today unveiled new details about FP Canada—a national professional body dedicated to advancing professional financial...


Oct 30, 2018, 12:01 ET One-in-three Canadians would fail financial stress test

Financial Planning Standards Council survey compares the financial health of Canadians in each province for Financial Planning Week TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - A national survey commissioned by...


Sep 28, 2018, 07:00 ET Institut québécois de planification financière and Financial Planning Standards Council Announce Strategic Partnership

IQPF will become a Proud Partner of FP Canada™ to advance professional financial planning for the benefit of all Canadians from coast to coast CHARLEVOIX, QC, Sept. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Institut...


Sep 19, 2018, 08:00 ET Financial Planning Standards Council Board of Directors Announces the Establishment of FP Canada™: A National Body to Advance Professional Financial

FP Canada will foster better financial health for Canadians TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) Board of Directors today announced a renaming and...


May 29, 2018, 08:00 ET Working past age 80, credit card debt, the vanishing pension plan - Report addresses financial jeopardy for Canada's seniors

Financial Planning Standards Council and Credit Canada shed light on how Canadian seniors can avoid tarnishing their golden years TORONTO, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Running out of money before they die...


May 07, 2018, 10:55 ET Money and mental health: Canadians more embarrassed about their financial situation than four years ago

TORONTO, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadians ranked money as their greatest stress (more than their personal health, work and relationships) according to the latest Financial Stress survey commissioned by...


Apr 30, 2018, 16:35 ET FPSC and IQPF Update Unified Projection Assumption Guidelines for Financial Planners Across Canada

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) and Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF) have released updated unified Projection Assumption Guidelines...


Mar 05, 2018, 10:29 ET Women still struggling for financial independence - Four-in-10 Canadian women know "very little" about finance and investment

Kelley Keehn offers helpful tips on how women can realize financial independence TORONTO, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Nearly four-in-10 (38%) Canadian women admit they know "very little" about finance and...


Feb 07, 2018, 10:54 ET What's love got to do with money? More than a third of Canadians are victims of financial infidelity

Financial Planning Standards Council and Credit Canada offer helpful tips on how to get financially naked with your partner, no matter where they lie on the spectrum of debt vs. savings TORONTO, Feb. ...


Jan 15, 2018, 10:49 ET Blue Monday: One-in-five Canadians has a credit card balance larger than savings account

Upcoming month between today and Valentine's Day is often considered the "saddest time of year" Financial Planning Standards Council and Credit Canada offer helpful tips to escape financial blues...


Nov 20, 2017, 12:05 ET Financial planning is unregulated in Canada - where can people turn?

Financial Planning Confidence survey marks Financial Planning Week TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - A national survey, commissioned by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) in time for Financial...


Oct 17, 2017, 13:35 ET Financial blind spots: Close to 40% of Canadians feel their financial futures are not under control

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - A survey commissioned by Financial Planning Standards Council (the organization that confers the Certified Financial Planner® designation in Canada) evaluated the...


Sep 19, 2017, 09:00 ET Failure to launch – One third of parents say millennial children are a financial strain

Survey also shows men significantly more likely than women to assist kids with first home purchase TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Let the family feud begin. Nearly 4-in-10 of those with millennial...


Sep 12, 2017, 16:22 ET Financial Planning Standards Council Releases Groundbreaking Financial Planning Body of Knowledge (FP-BoK)

FP-BoK, along with newly revalidated FPSC Competency Profile, will further define the knowledge expected of CFP® professionals and FPSC Level 1® Certificants in Financial Planning TORONTO, Sept. 12,...


Mar 31, 2017, 11:26 ET FPSC Welcomes Minister Sousa's Comments on Financial Planning Policy Recommendations

TORONTO, March 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) welcomes Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa's comments this morning concerning the Final Report ("the Report") of...


Mar 16, 2017, 19:49 ET FPSC Comments on Ontario Expert Committee Final Report: Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) is pleased to comment on the final report and recommendations ('the Report") of the Ontario Expert Committee to Consider...


Nov 21, 2016, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- One in Five Canadians Say They Would Run Out of Money in Less Than a Week if They Lost Their Job/

Survey shows many don't know where to turn for professional advice on building a financial plan TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 40 percent of Canadians say they would only have enough money...


Nov 10, 2016, 06:00 ET One in Five Canadians Say They Would Run Out of Money in Less Than a Week if They Lost Their Job

Survey shows many don't know where to turn for professional advice on building a financial plan TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 40 percent of Canadians say they would only have enough money...


Jul 11, 2016, 16:27 ET FPSC and IQPF Update Unified Projection Assumption Guidelines for Financial Planners across Canada

TORONTO, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) and Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF) have released updated unified Projection Assumption Guidelines for ...


Jun 20, 2016, 06:00 ET Financial Planning Standards Council Comments on Expert Committee's Recommendations: Proposes Accredited Professional Body for Financial Planning

TORONTO, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has commented on the preliminary recommendations of the Ontario government-appointed Expert Committee to Consider Financial...


May 04, 2016, 17:05 ET Financial Planning Standards Council and Insurance Council of British Columbia Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding

MOU will strengthen consumer protection in Ontario and British Columbia TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) and Insurance Council of British Columbia (ICBC) have...


Apr 05, 2016, 18:28 ET Expert Committee Recommendations Have Potential for Increased Consumer Protection in Ontario

TORONTO, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) was pleased today to receive preliminary policy recommendations put forth by Ontario's Expert Committee to Consider...