Building an emergency fund

Be prepared for challenging times and enjoy peace of mind

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Facing the unexpected

Job loss, separation, bereavement... During your lifetime, you may need to deal with difficult situations that will have a direct impact on you and your family’s day-to-day life. Read our advice on how to better manage the financial and material impacts of such events by building an emergency fund.


Creating an emergency fund: where to start?

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There are some simple and lucrative ways to save... and it's even more fun to see your money work for you. 

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Infographic: Follow the path to a secure financial future!

Personal finance is all about choices. And to make sound choices, you need a plan.

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Did you know that with a high interest savings account, you can access your savings at any time? You’ll also benefit from the interest rate no matter how much you deposit into your account.

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