Jul 19 2016

Vancouver’s Strengths as a Global Financial Centre

A comprehensive report by the Conference Board of Canada has shown that Vancouver stands out within Canada as a centre for wealth management activity, higher than any other financial activity in the city.

Jul 14 2016

Mizuho Bank Canada and AdvantageBC - MOH Signing

Mizuho Bank Canada, AdvantageBC, The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) and HQ Vancouver are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Jul 12 2016

Better Together: Building On The Strengths Of Canada's Four Global Financial Centres

Canada has four main global financial centres—Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver—each with its own unique strengths. A new Conference Board of Canada report suggests that the cities complement each other, allowing Canada’s financial services sector to have a depth and breadth beyond what any one financial centre would be able to provide.

Jun 23 2016

The Case for Extended Payments Settlement Hours in Canada

The primary objective of this report is to foster support for the extension of payment settlement hours in Canada. Extended payment settlement hours will create a more favourable environment for Canadian financial service companies to compete in a changing global marketplace as well as enhance Canada’s position to capture future business opportunities in Asia.

Jun 17 2016

Globe and Mail: To stay competitive, Canada must throw open the banking window

Around the world, we see countries that are introducing more flexibility to the hours during which inter-bank payments can be made. Canada’s reputation as a desirable jurisdiction for international commerce could be compromised if we do not give our financial institutions the tools to match the service that can be found in other countries.

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Did you know?

  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.