Your Insights on 2013 Dream Employer of BC

British Columbians pick their “Dream Employer,” but the results might surprise you: 39% name a particular private company, 36% choose a government or crown corporation as their dream job, and 14% select self-employment. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians think the job of their dreams could be waiting for them in both the public and private… Read more »

Two-Thirds of Payday Loan Users Trapped in Cycle of Debt

Vancity one of the first to offer payday loan alternative Vancouver, BC – A poll released today by Vancity indicates 67 per cent of payday loan users in the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria are borrowing several times a year. The credit union poll, which was conducted by Insights West, indicates 35 per cent took… Read more »

Overwhelming Majority of BC Drivers Would Green Their Commute If Employer Provided Incentives

VANCOUVER, BC – A poll released today found that 76 per cent of Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island residents who drive to work would be more likely to carpool, use transit or cycle if their employer offered incentives. The poll, conducted by Insights West for Vancity, found that 47 per cent of drivers are more… Read more »

Millennials Expecting Inheritance Windfall May Be Disappointed

Nearly 40% of Metro Vancouver Millennials Expect $300,000 or More Vancouver, BC – (Marketwired – February 29, 2016) – While the vast majority of parents expect to leave an inheritance behind, many Metro Vancouver children have unrealistic expectations about the amount they will receive, warns a report released today by Vancity credit union. The report,… Read more »

BC’s Millennials Home Longer and More Frugal Than Gen X

Many living with parents longer because they are hoping to buy a home of their own. Vancouver, BC – The majority of B.C. Millennials living with their parents are saving to buy their own home (60 per cent), says a new report by Vancity credit union that examines why young people are taking longer to… Read more »

Four-in-five “Visible Minority” British Columbians Have Experienced Discrimination or Racism

A majority of residents think immigration levels should either increase or stay at the current levels. Vancouver, B.C. – Despite support for multiculturalism by the vast majority of British Columbians, a new report by Vancity credit union indicates 82 per cent of visible minorities say they have experienced prejudice or some form of discrimination. The… Read more »

Few British Columbians know what their financial institution does with their money

  Vancouver, BC – The majority of British Columbians make socially conscious choices in their lives, but when it comes to their financial institution, most never research the type of businesses or organizations it funds, according to a new Vancity survey conducted by Insights West. The survey of more than 800 British Columbians looked at… Read more »