Below you'll find a selection of recent media coverage of the CBA and our industry. All articles appear in the language in which they were published.
To read media releases issued by the CBA, please see News Releases.
This article about the regulatory disparity between banks and credit unions notes the hidden risks to the Canadian financial system of unlimited deposit insurance offered by some credit unions in the country. CBA President Terry Campbell is quoted.
In this letter to the editor, Robin Walsh, the CBA’s Vice President of Strategy and Communications, highlights the strong protections in place for bank customers who are victims of credit card fraud.
The CBA’s Marion Wrobel is interviewed about the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, U.S. legislation that is designed to identify tax evaders but could impact U.S persons living outside of the United States.
This opinion piece, co-written by Terry Campbell, President of the CBA and Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State for Finance, discusses the need for coordinated efforts to improve the financial literacy of Canadian youth and seniors.
CBA President Terry Campbell is quoted in this article about the federal government’s announcement that the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Ontario will establish a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator.
A story on the $50,000 reward offered by the CBA for information on a series of armed bank robberies in the Greater Toronto Area.
This story reports on the $25,000 reward offered by the CBA for information leading to the arrest of bank robbers in Sudbury.
This story reports on the July decision by the Competition Tribunal to uphold the consumer-friendly rules of Visa and MasterCard. CBA President Terry Campbell is quoted in the article.
CBA President Terry Campbell is quoted in this news story that explains why a case before the Competition Tribunal could affect how consumers use their credit cards.
In this news story, Marion Wrobel, the CBA’s vice-president of policy and operations, discusses the CBA’s release of a business lending report.
Marion Wrobel, the CBA’s vice-president of policy and operations is interviewed regarding the CBA’s release of a business lending report.
In this news story, Toronto Police release surveillance footage of a March bank robbery and Malcolm Chivers, the CBA’s Manager of Security and Intelligence, is interviewed.
In this article, Bill Crate, Director of Security discusses why it’s not worth it for criminals to rob a bank.
Malcolm Chivers, Manager of Security talks about bank robberies and the importance of employee and customer safety.
In this article, the CBA talks about the competitiveness of banks and how consumers have options when it comes to bank fees.
In this opinion editorial, Terry Campbell outlines how possible changes to the credit card system could alter the way Canadians pay.
In this opinion editorial, CBA President Terry Campbell explains how changes to the credit card system rules could leave Canadians paying checkout fees.
Terry Campbell discusses how Canadians value their banks because of the soundness and strength of banks and also the consumer value offered by banks.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell points out that merchants benefit from fast, secure payment and reduced staff costs with credit card payments.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell outlines how financial institutions are required to hold large capital reserves.
In this opinion piece, Terry Campbell discusses how changes to Canada’s credit card rules could negatively impact consumers.
This article looks at Farm Credit Canada’s lending practices.
Changes to Canada’s credit card rules could have a profound impact on how and when Canadians use their cards, and the CBA’s Terry Campbell provides more details in this opinion piece.
This article from Ottawa’s The Hill Times highlights some of the CBA’s advocacy work in 2012.
In this letter to the editor, Terry Campbell explains the important benefits that merchants receive when they choose to accept credit cards.
In Terry Campbell’s letter to the editor, he highlights the many benefits merchants receive with credit card acceptance.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell explains the many benefits of credit card payments for both consumers and merchants.
In this letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail, Terry Campbell outlines the value that Canadians get for their bank service fees.
Terry Campbell talks about the banking industry’s work educating young people about financial matters in this Toronto Star feature on financial literacy
In this online article, a CBA YourMoney volunteer is recognized for her work in promoting financial literacy.
In this article, CBA President Terry Campbell discusses the banks' concerns about the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and its potential impact on bank customers.
In this letter to the editor, CBA president Terry Campbell explains how banks accommodate seniors and look for warning signs of financial abuse.
This article from Les Affaires details how Canadians benefit from profitable and sound banks.
In this Hill Times article, CBA president Terry Campbell discusses household debt and Canadian banks' sound lending practices.
CBA President Terry Campbell wrote this letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail, discussing competition in the banking industry and how importing American banking regulation could impact Canada's strong banking system.
In this Financial Post Q&A, CBA President Terry Campbell discusses Canada's strong banking system, international banking regulation and the problems with FATCA.
In this interview, Marion Wrobel, VP of Policy and Operations for the CBA, explains why bank fees are in place and the value Canadians get in return.
In this Toronto Star feature, CBA President Terry Campbell shares his advice about his savings and spending habits, including his love of hardcover books, professional pension advice and why he brown-bags his lunch.
In this article, CBA president Terry Campbell talks about the possible consequences of global regulation on banking in B.C.
In this opinion editorial appearing in the Vancouver Sun, Waterloo Record, Guelph Mercury, and The St. John's Telegram - CBA President Terry Campbell refutes CCPA claims that banks in Canada received a government 'bailout'. Mr. Campbell explains how taxpayers actually benefited from government and bank actions.
This opinion piece explains why Canada's banks and our housing market remained strong during the recent global financial crisis.
In this letter to the editor, the CBA explains the security and benefits of credit cards for both consumers and merchants.
In this letter to the editor, CBA president Terry Campbell points out the benefits for merchants in accepting credit cards.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell demonstrates that prudent mortgage lending practices helped Canada avoid a subprime mortgage crisis.
In this letter to the editor, CBA president, Terry Campbell addresses the issue of banks in the community and adapting to the changing needs of their customers at branches.
CBA president, Terry Campbell, explains how U.S. Volcker Rule will squeeze liquidity from the Canadian bond market.
CBA president, Terry Campbell, supports industry regulator, OFSI, in raising concern over U.S. Volcker Rule.
CBA expresses concerns about U.S. Volcker Rule.
In this letter to the editor, Terry Campbell weighs in on why Canada needs a national securities regulator.
In this letter to the editor of the Brockville Recorder and Times, CBA President Terry Campbell refutes the claim that Canadian banks received a government bailout during the recent international financial crisis.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell explains how Pooled Retirement Pension Plans (PRPPs) will benefit Canadians who currently do not have access to a workplace pension.
Coverage of the remarks made by five chief bank economists on November 29 regarding the state of the domestic and global economies at a luncheon hosted by the CBA.
In this column, the Vancouver Sun's Editorial Board Editor Fazil Mihlar highlights the contributions that banks make to our local communities and to country's economy.
Following a Montreal speech given by CBA President Terry Campbell, this article reports that banks are facing global economic uncertainty, revised accounting standards and new international banking regulations. It is important that these new regulations are implemented consistently on the international stage.
In this letter to the editor of the Toronto Star, CBA President Terry Campbell refutes the claim that Canadian banks received a government bailout during the recent international financial crisis.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell explains that one of the factors that helped Canadian banks remained strong during the recent financial crisis was because they are well diversified.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President Terry Campbell outlines the many benefits to retailers of accepting credit cards and that it is important that consumers can use the credit card of their choice.
A package of media coverage about the 2011 winners of the Canadian Bank Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA). The CBLEAs are presented each year to members of law enforcement who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in investigating crime against Canada's banks.
CBA president and CEO, Terry Campbell, is quoted in a CTV National News story about U.S. tax legislation which will potentially impact Canadian banks and their customers." The transcript and video are both available.
With the backdrop of global economic uncertainty, stock market volatility and European debt risks, CBA president and CEO Terry Campbell explains why Canadians should still be confident in the country's banking system.
In this letter to the editor, CBA President and CEO Terry Campbell refutes the mistaken impression that Canadian banks operating in the U.S. received bailouts from the U.S. government during the recent economic crisis.
In a front page article appearing in the UK's Financial Times, CBA President and CEO, Terry Campbell, speaks about industry concerns with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which is scheduled to come into effect in 2013.
In a pre-budget op-ed submitted to iPolitics.ca, CBA President and CEO, Terry Campbell, lays out some of the domestic and global regulatory challenges facing Canada's banking industry.
The Globe and Mail's Barrie McKenna examines how a U.S. plan to catch American tax cheats abroad may negatively affect Canadian banks.
In an op-ed printed in the National Post, CBA president and CEO, Terry Campbell, highlights some of the domestic and global regulatory challenges currently facing the Canadian banking industry.
This coverage of President and CEO, Terry Campbell's first speech reports on Mr. Campbell's remarks regarding the need to maintain federal regulatory jurisidication over banking.
President and CEO Terry Campbell's remarks about the dangers of designating banks as systemically important financial institutions are reported in this newswire article.
This coverage of President and CEO, Terry Campbell's May 2011 speech reports on Mr. Campbell's remarks regarding global regulatory reform for the banking sector.
An article in the legal newspaper L'expert takes an in-depth look at the federal government's push to create a single, Canadian Securities Regulator. The piece contains quotes from the CBA's General Counsel, Nathalie Clark.
In a wide ranging interview with the Hill Times, CBA President and CEO Terry Campbell talks about upcoming Bank Act review, the push for a National Securities Regulator and other issues facing the country's banking sector.
In a letter to Maclean's Magazine, CBA president and CEO, Terry Campbell, refutes claims that the banking industry does not do enough to prevent the financial abuse of seniors. Banks have information for seniors and policies to protect them, but are also limited in what they can report because of privacy laws.
In a Globe and Mail piece, personal finance columnist Rob Carrick, gives his impressions of YourMoney, the CBA's financial literacy program for high school students.
In advance of the 2011 federal budget, CBA President and CEO, Terry Campbell, outlines the banking industry's priorities for the coming year in an op-ed published by iPolitics.ca.
In a letter to the National Post, CBA president and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, refutes claims that the banking industry does not have a genuine interest in financial literacy and points out that a strong national economy is built on the foundation of a financial literate population.
A letter to the editor regarding a story about bank lending practices when granting mortgages that are CMHC-insured.
In a letter to the Financial Post, CBA President and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, refutes claims that debit fraud victims have their bank accounts frozen for weeks at a time and also points out that fraud victims are never held financial liable for losses.
A letter to the editor to set record straight that competitive corporate tax rates benefit businesses both large and small and that banks are significant contributors to charities and not-for-profit community groups.
In response to a column which appeared in La Presse, Jacques Hebert, Directeur, Direction du Québec, Association des banquiers canadiens, wrote to clarify that banks are responsible lenders and that Canadians are responsible borrowers (available in French only)
President Nancy Hughes Anthony wrote to the National Post to correct the notion that there is no competition in the mortgage market.
In a letter to the editor, published in the Sault Star, Belleville Intelligencer, Barrie Examiner Brockville Recorder & Times, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard, and Peterborough Examiner, the CBA’s Vice-President of Operations, Nancy Fung, refutes claims that credit card fraud has been ‘almost eliminated’ and highlights the wide range of factors that contribute to the cost of running a convenient, safe and efficient credit card system.
This letter sent to the Report on Business Magazine corrects a string of misinformation about banks and insurance.
In this letter to the editor, published in the Halifax Chronicle and the Winnipeg Free Press, President Nancy Hughes Anthony refutes claims of bank bailouts and highlights the contributions that banks have made to the economy.
A letter to set the record straight about the highly regulated banking industry and the important contributions that banks make to Canada.
An article appearing in Mint, one of India's premier business newspapers, examines the lessons that can be learned from the Canadian banking system, which largely avoided the global financial crisis.
In this letter to the Vancouver Sun, President Nancy Hughes Anthony explains why bank bailouts in Canada re pure fiction.
A letter in response to a critical opinion editorial regarding the proposed national securities regulator.
An article in the Western Producer looks at how banks are adapting to meet changing needs of Canada's agriculture industry.
A letter to the St. John's Telegram explaining the banking industry’s recommendations to improve the retirement savings system in Canada.
In a letter to the Globe and Mail, CBA President and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, explains why a global bank tax is not a suitable substitute for effective bank regulation.
In an op-ed printed in the National Post, Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO of the Canadian Bankers Association, highlights the financing and services that banks provide to small- and medium-sized enterprises across the country.
In response to an editorial which appeared in the Toronto Star, Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO of the Canadian Bankers Association, highlights the strengths of the Canadian banking system and explains why banking reforms being considered in the U.S. are not needed here in Canada.
In response to a column which appeared in Metro Montreal, Jacques Hebert, Directeur, Direction du Québec, Association des banquiers canadiens, refutes claims of taxpayer funded bank bailouts in Canada and highlights banks' contributions to the economy. (available in French only)
In a letter to the National Post, CBA president and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, refutes false claims made about Canada's banking system and points out that banks in Canada have remained profitable and stable throughout the global economic recession, which has served the country well.
An article form the Winnipeg Free Press explains that while banks outside Canada continue to struggle, Canada's banks are well positioned to take advantage of the mess that has been left behind.
In a letter to the editor, the CBA explains the rationale behind bank fees and how their proceeds are used to pay taxes and support a network of more than 6,000 branches and over 17,000 ATMs across Canada.
Sébastien Buron takes a closer look at the contributing factors which made the Canadian banking system one of the most solid and one of the most admired internationally at the moment. (available in French only)
Colby Cosh examines if the “principles-based” approach to financial regulation that has helped Canadian banks weather the global financial crisis, could be adopted in the United States, given the innate cultural differences between the two countries.
Special correspondent, Anne Cheyvialle, examines how the Canadian banking industry has resisted the worldwide economic crisis and is now considered one of the most stable by the World Economic Forum, thanks to prudent management and very strict regulation.(available in French only)
Senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Marie -Josée Kravis, compares the Canadian and US financial systems and highlights the strengths of the Canada’s system.
An economic affairs program on LCI, France’s all news network, looks at the Canadian financial system and examines the different factors which have helped Canada’s banks avoid some of the serious challenges facing financial institutions in other countries. (available in French only)
In his Money Talks business column, Michael Hlinka points out that short-sighted regulation of the credit card industry could lead to unforeseen, negative consequences for consumers.
In an online article, the Brookings Institute argues that policy-makers in the Obama administration could look to the Canadian banking system as a model of best practices as they begin to design a new regulatory architecture for the American financial system.
In a video segment from CBS News’ Weekend Journal, Jeff Glor examines the successful Canadian banking industry, which has prospered despite an ongoing worldwide economic crisis.
In a letter to the editor, CBA President and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, responds to inaccuracies of an earlier letter which he wrongly asserts that Canadian banks have received a government bailout.
In an opinion editorial appearing in the Vancouver Sun, Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO of the Canadian Bankers Association, highlights the central role Canadian banks play in the country's economy and explains how our sound banking system sets a strong example for banks around the world.
In a letter to the editor, CBA President and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, responds to inaccuracies of an earlier letter submitted by Duff Conacher, in which he wrongly asserts that Canadian banks have received government subsidies.
A guest column by Theresa Tedesco highlights how Canada’s “stodgy” banking practices have helped make the country’s banks and its financial system the envy of the world.
In a letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail, CBA president and CEO, Nancy Hughes Anthony, defends the role of banks as lenders and cites Bank of Canada data showing that banks have increased credit to businesses.
CNN host and Newsweek Editor, Fareed Zakaria examines how, in the midst of a global financial meltdown, Canadian banks remain well capitalized and poised to take advantage of opportunities that American and European banks cannot seize.
In a letter to the editor CBA President Nancy Hughes Anthony responds to a Toronto Star article and explains that bank lending has increased year over year and that banks are continuing to lend.
An op-ed by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, appeared in London’s Financial Times and was re-printed in the National Post. In the piece, Minister Flaherty highlights Canada’s strong financial system and outlines Canada’s five-point plan to restore stability to the international financial system.
The Washington Post examines how tighter regulations and stricter lending practices have helped Canadian banks avoid the sub-prime mortgage crisis that has caused so much damage to the American banking system.
The CBA’s letter was published in the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, and Regina Leader-Post.
CBA President Nancy Hughes Anthony was interviewed about the CBA's recommendation to establish a single securities regulator for Canada. The article, by Barbara Shecter, was published in the National Post.
Lettre en réponse à un article portant sur une étude menée par l'Université du Québec à Montréal sur les banques canadiennes et la fiscalité. La lettre de l'ABC a été publiée dans Le Soleil.
This opinion editorial about Bill C-27, an Act to amend the Criminal Code to recognize identity theft as a crime in Canada, was published in The Hill Times. Reprinted with permission.
A letter in response to an article that appeared in several papers across the country about online banking and the security guarantees that most banks have in place. The letter has been published in the Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal and Nanaimo Daily News.
A column by Vancouver Sun editorial page editor Fazil Mihlar.
A letter in response to an article about the banks' provision of financing and other services to small and medium- sized businesses (SMEs) published in the National Post.
A letter in response to an article about the impact of recent interest rate cuts on consumers published in the Toronto Sun.
A column about new proposed regulations (Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 31-103) regarding registration requirements under Canadian securities law.
CBA President Nancy Hughes Anthony was interviewed for this story on employment of women in the banking industry.
A letter in response to recent coverage in the National Post about large bank mergers and competition in the sector.
An opinion editorial by CBA President Nancy Hughes Anthony, published in The Globe and Mail.