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ACTRA Members speak up about credit union membership


“I promise, the more you discover, the more you'll like it. And when it comes to Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, the stronger we’ll be, the better we’ll get. Our strength is in our numbers.” [Peter Keleghan]


Award-winning actor Peter Keleghan is renowned for his commitment to Canadian culture as much as his storied career in stage, television and feature films. “That’s why I’m so devoted to this credit union – it’s a true legacy we’re building for the benefit of future generations.

“What we went through as performers, and industry professionals behind the camera, shouldn’t have to happen again. When the bank heard you were a self-employed actor, the conversation ended before it began. I don’t want the next generation of performers to have to suffer through the same experiences we did.

“Creative Arts is our financial institution, designed by us and attuned to our unique needs. Sure, it’s a fledgling institution right now. But it will be much bigger in the future, when more of you come on board to do your banking here, like I have.

“We’re in this for the long term. For example, just look at the great work the credit union has been doing in the community with projects like Artscape – financing mortgages for condo and studio space to assist qualifying low income artists.

“This home-grown banking institution is really a stewardship of necessity for those of us who are more established. Keep in mind, 25 or 30 years ago ACTRA didn’t have an insurance plan. And we didn’t have a strong union. Those building blocks are in place now. Creative Arts is merely the newest one. It gives us yet another lever to control our financial futures.

“The banks in this country aren’t any better than they have to be. Creative Arts is. I urge you to give us a try by becoming a member, opening an account, and experiencing first-hand how good it feels to have the respect of your banker.”


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NEWS: Frank Manzo appointed CEO

Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Manzo to the position of CEO. Read the release...

Look Who's Talking

Shelley Cook recalls a time when she approached one of the big banks for a loan. “I told them I was a stunt girl and they said ‘Do you have a real job?’ “ Read more...

Deposit Insurance

Did you know that deposits in Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union are insured by the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario? So you can rest comfortably knowing your deposits are safe.    Read more... 

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