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Certain Canadian securities regulators to adopt start-up crowdfunding exemptions

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/14/2015 3:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

The securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the "participating jurisdictions") today announced they have implemented, or to expect to implement, registration and prospectus exemptions that will allow start-ups and early stage companies to... Read more

Category: Misc.,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - April 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/8/2015 3:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Enforcement,Financial literacy

Federal Budget 2015: Understanding the Tax Free Savings Account Changes:

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/1/2015 12:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

A Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) allows you to set money aside tax-free to meet your financial goals. You cannot deduct contributions to a TFSA for income tax purposes; however, any contributions you do make and the income you earn... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

B.C. Securities Commission releases 2014 Enforcement Report

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/21/2015 11:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today released a report detailing its enforcement activities for 2014. The report provides a high-level overview of the BCSC's efforts to deter misconduct, protect investors, and ensure that B.C.'s capital markets function... Read more

Category: Enforcement

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - March 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/17/2015 2:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Enforcement

In Your Community - April/May 2015

Posted by Ken at 4/10/2015 1:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills to inform them of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing... Read more

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BCSC research finds that one-in-eight British Columbians over 50 vulnerable to investment fraud

Posted by Ken at 3/31/2015 3:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Chair and CEO Brenda Leong today announced the results of research commissioned by the BCSC into the fraud vulnerability of older British Columbians. The research, conducted by Innovative... Read more

Category: Education,Research

New video shows you how to recognize, reject, and report investment fraud

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/24/2015 2:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Now you can attend a fraud awareness seminar from BCSC InvestRight without leaving home.  The new Investment Fraud Explained seminar video brings our fictional fraudster, David, and empowered investor, Jean, together with felt markers and a whiteboard to illustrate... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

BCSC Seeks to Return Funds Lost in Shantz Case

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/19/2015 11:45:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today announced that it will notify investors who lost money as a result of investing with Canadian Pacific Consulting and Michael Robert Shantz to make an application for compensation. The funds ($131,781.34)... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

CSA Reminds Investors to Check Registration

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/18/2015 10:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

In the time it takes you to read this headline, you can check to see if the person who is selling you stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities is registered. March 18, 2015 is Check Registration Day, and the... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - February 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/13/2015 3:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Investor Alert: Unregistered Binary Option Platforms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/10/2015 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are warning investors to exercise caution when considering an investment in binary options. The CSA has become aware of multiple websites promoting binary options trading platforms that are soliciting Canadians. Many of these websites are... Read more

Category: Warning,Financial literacy

BC Securities Commission launches Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/6/2015 9:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) launched its "Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit", an investor protection resource available on befraudaware.ca. The Tool Kit contains links to the BCSC's Be Fraud Aware mobile app, guides... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education,Enforcement,Financial literacy,Research

In Your Community - March 2015

Posted by Ken at 3/2/2015 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills to inform them of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing... Read more

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RRSP Deadline is Fast Approaching

Posted by Ken at 2/27/2015 3:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

This year’s deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is March 2, 2015... Read more

Category: Advisors,Planning,Products

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