Planning & Advice

Financial literacy is the key to financial freedom. Having access to the right advice can help you achieve your goals whether it’s saving for your child’s education, buying a home or planning for retirement.

Find the information you need to achieve your goals here.

Taming Debt

How can we get out of the red and into the black? By thinking green. The fact is, getting into debt is all about the misuse of resources. Start applying the 3Rs to your finances – reduce, reuse, recycle – and you’ll discover that things that are good for the...

Budgeting Basics

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon...

Boost Your Credit Score: 4 Myths Debunked

Credit scores are an area of personal finance that seem a lot more mysterious than they actually are. Many people believe that improving them is a matter of trial and error and, as a result, there’s a lot of “credit score advice” floating around that can end up doing...

How a loan can put you on top during RRSP season

Often times, you may not have the money to spare after the holidays to drop into your RRSP, even though the benefits of a sweet tax return are calling your name. Or maybe you can spare a small amount to deposit, but aren’t maximizing the yearly contribution you can...

Why Is It Called A Credit Union?

Why Is It Called A Credit Union?

While bank and banking are universally understood and accepted terms, the term credit union may be misunderstood. Credit union is an unusual term, isn’t it? Is it just another name for a bank? Is it a credit card company? Do I have to be in a union to join? But, just...

To Lease or To Finance: That is the Question!

To Lease or To Finance: That is the Question!

When it comes to buying a new car, you have three options: purchasing it with cash, purchasing it through a loan (also known as financing) or leasing it. For most shoppers, the decision comes down to buying or leasing. On the surface, the differences between leasing...

Budgeting Basics

Budgeting Basics

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon...

Taming Debt

According to a study by credit reporting agency TransUnion $21,696, is the debt load the average Canadian consumer shouldered in the first quarter of 2017. What’s more, this amount excludes mortgages.   How can we get out of the red and into the black? By...

Gifts that Teach the Value of Money

Stock in the stocking This year, before you wait in the cold and snow to buy your child the latest must-have toy, consider giving a financial-related gift instead. Gifts that teach the importance of sound money management and investment practices can provide valuable...

Agriculture Services

We offer farmers and ranchers special accounts with convenient delivery to meet the day to day financial operations requirements. Our technology allows farmers and ranchers easy access to their accounts from wherever they are through our many online access applications. We help with education and planning to meet your long term goals. If it is investing, borrowing money for your operation, succession or other financial planning issues, Horizon Credit Union is here to lend a helping hand.

To assist in meeting your agricultural needs, Horizon Credit Union provides the following services:

Farm & Business Accounts

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Card Convenience

Horizon Credit Union offers a full line of card convenience for Ag Business. Our MemberCard debits your account direct so no worry about a monthly bill. You can also choose from a family of MasterCard Credit Cards that best suit your business.

Investments

Today’s world offers many types of investment. Each type of investment provides different opportunity to grow, earn income, and has different tax consequences. Horizon Credit Union offers many types of investments for both registered and non-registered investments to meet individual and agriculture business owner financial goals.

AgriInvest Accounts

An AgriInvest Account helps producers manage small income declines. Each year, producers can make a deposit into an AgriInvest account and receive a matching contribution from federal and provincial governments. Producers have the flexibility to withdraw the funds at any time to cover small margin declines or for risk mitigation and other investments.

AgriInvest is part of the Growing Forward suite of federal-provincial-territorial Business Risk Management programs. Growing Forward is a commitment to Canada’s agriculture sector that’s focused on achieving results, reflects input from across the sector, and delivers programs that are simple, more effective and tailored to local needs.

To learn more about AgriInvest, visit the program website at www.agr.gc.ca/agriinvest, call AAFC toll free at 1-866-367-8506, or inquire at any Horizon Credit Union Branch at Melville, Grayson, Grenfell, Neudorf or Wolseley.
Email: info@horizoncu.ca

Loans and Leasing

Everyone has different needs and financial strategies for their farm or ranch. Each farm or ranch operation requires a different financial structure. That is why Horizon Credit Union has many different loan or lease options available to you. Our professional lending staff work with you on an individual basis, providing practical information and tools to design loans especially to meet the needs for your operation. For operating funds or if you are expanding your farm or ranch, Horizon Credit Union offers a variety of loan and lease options, farm mortgages and loans under the The Farm Improvement and Marketing Co-operatives Loans Act (FIMCLA).

FIMCLA increases the availability of credit to farming operations and farmer-owned marketing co-operatives to improve farm assets and strengthen production and financial stability. It encourages the provision of intermediate term debt to farmers for the improvement and development of their farming business in order to maintain an efficient agriculture production capability. Individuals, partnerships, corporations or co-operative associations actively engaged in farming and operating the farm as a business with the intent to making a profit are eligible to apply.

Wealth Management Services

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The team of professionals in our Wealth Management department help you achieve financial goals at every stage of your financial life cycle. This starts with building assets, protecting what you have built, planning for retirement and even transferring assets to beneficiaries through effective estate planning.

With the convenience of electronic access to your accounts or our personal service branch locations at Melville, Grayson, Grenfell, Neudorf and Wolseley, having Horizon Credit Union as your financial institution makes good sense.

Planning & Advice