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SEED

SEED Winnipeg’s Asset Building Programs are changing lives

In part one of this story, we explained the benefits of programming delivered through SEED Winnipeg and ACU that helps lower-income families boost their finances. The organization’s Asset Building Programs…

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How to use a mortgage calculator
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How to use a mortgage calculator to budget better

Learn how to use ACU’s mortgage calculator to figure out how much mortgage you can afford, and what budget you should set before you start house hunting. A mortgage lender…

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How much mortgage can I afford
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How much mortgage can I afford?

Before you even start hunting for a new home, the first question you need to ask is, how much mortgage can I afford? And by “afford,” we don’t mean how…

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Money tips

How to use a mortgage calculator
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How to use a mortgage calculator to budget better

Learn how to use ACU’s mortgage calculator to figure out how much mortgage you can afford, and what budget you should set before you start house hunting. A mortgage lender…

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How much mortgage can I afford
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How much mortgage can I afford?

Before you even start hunting for a new home, the first question you need to ask is, how much mortgage can I afford? And by “afford,” we don’t mean how…

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Manitoba Mortgage FAQs

Manitoba mortgage FAQs answered

Manitoba’s hot property market is expected to continue through 2021, after a sellers’ market that brought price rises of over 4% in 2020. The pandemic has prompted many people to…

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Business growth

Construction Loan Financing with ACU

Tips for successful construction loan applications

How do you get a loan for your business’s construction project? What kind of down payment do you need? And how can you give yourself the best chance of qualifying…

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Frescolio Winnipeg

Financing a taste for quality at Frescolio

(ABOVE) Michael Graham, owner and Chantal Hogue, Events Specialist, Frescolio fine oil + vinegar tasting bar Frescolio Fine Oil & Vinegar Tasting Bar is Winnipeg’s first store to specialize in…

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Support local this holiday season

Support local: Why small businesses in your community need you during COVID-19

While we all hoped it wouldn’t happen, we knew it was a possibility. The impacts of COVID-19 have required Manitobans and local businesses to enter various levels of restrictions, bringing…

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Community stories

SEED

SEED Winnipeg’s Asset Building Programs are changing lives

In part one of this story, we explained the benefits of programming delivered through SEED Winnipeg and ACU that helps lower-income families boost their finances. The organization’s Asset Building Programs…

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Financial literacy programming through SEED Winnipeg

SEED Winnipeg and ACU: Building community and financial literacy

It can be challenging for low-income individuals to get ahead financially, especially when they don’t have access to basics like personal identification or a bank account. The partnership between SEED Winnipeg…

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Dennis Cunningham

A career in environmental sustainability at ACU

The ACU Employee Spotlight series features some of the many people that work at the credit union, highlighting how their unique roles help members and the community every day. In…

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