We’ve been improving lives and strengthening communities for a very long time. As you can imagine, we’ve uncovered our fair share of stories through the years. Some of them have been awesome, some of them have been sad and some of them have been uplifting- we’ve seen and heard it all.
We wanted to create a place to share some of these stories. Stories about members climbing the arduous debt mountain; stories about members buying their first home; stories about members, who despite being late off the mark to retirement planning, still made it happen.
Do you ever read a financial article or blog and want to curl up in the fetal position while singing “Mr. Golden Sun”? They can be scary and unrealistic. Our goal here isn’t to intimidate you or scare you about your finances, it’s actually to do the opposite. We want you to become comfortable with money talk, by providing you with real-life examples and financial tips from your neighbours. We even promise a few laughs along the way. (Please note: promise of laughter has no cash value)
What’s so special about truly local advice?
Our Advisors live, work and play in Niagara. We know Niagara’s economy, housing markets and unique communities (yes, even you Wainfleet, Chippawa and Ridgeway). We are Niagara, truly local banking. This means that the stories and insight we provide here will be unique to Niagara. After all, what good is mortgage advice if it’s coming from a market where the average home sells for $1.2 million?
We’re bankers, but we’re also human.
Contrary to popular belief of financial institutions, our employees do have a pulse. Our approach isn’t to sit here on our iron thrones scoffing at your holiday spending or your overpriced vacation as if we’ve never had some missteps; we want to start a real dialogue about money.
Regardless of the balance in your bank account or your current life stage, we’re here to help. We hope that you enjoy our truly local advice.