Author Archive | Patrick Faller

Canadians Slow to Embrace Electric and Self-Driving Cars, Reveals New Survey

Canadians Slow to Embrace Electric and Self-Driving Cars, Reveals New Survey

Canadians are deeply connected to their vehicles. In a recent Ipsos poll about three-quarters of people felt their ride reflects their identity and more than half are passionate about automobiles of all sorts. But the survey also showed that burning passion goes a bit lukewarm when Canadians are asked about self-driving and electric cars. Canadians ... Continue Reading

Eyes on the Road: Millennials...

Eyes on the Road: Millennials Believe Their Generation is the Most Likely to Drive Distracted

Drivers have a tendency to pass the blame onto others when it comes to many of today’s safety concerns on the road, but in a recent survey from Allstate, millennials seem to be pointing the finger at themselves and their peers as being the generation most likely to drive distracted. In the survey, 80 per ... Continue Reading

As Interest Rates Rise, So Does Canadians' Financial Anxiety

With another interest rate hike now on the books, the change has some Canadians uncertain about their financial future. The Bank of Canada recently announced an increase in its key interest rate from 1 to 1.25 per cent and, subsequently, most major banks have raised their prime lending rates 25 basis points as well to ... Continue Reading

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

The Ontario Government is proposing some major penalties for careless drivers, including $50,000 fines and jail time for anyone who injures or kills another person while they’re behind the wheel. The government also plans to get tougher on distracted drivers by introducing a maximum $1,000 fine and a license suspension on their first offence (a ... Continue Reading

Canadians Love Their Loyalty Cards, but Sitting on $16 Billion in Unused Points

Canadians love their rewards credit cards and loyalty programs and it's becoming increasingly clear just how much we are, and aren't, using them. A new study by Bond Brand Loyalty shows the average Canadian participates in 12.2 loyalty programs, up a whopping 25 per cent in just four years. However, many of us are not ... Continue Reading