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    Get closer to home ownership with tax-free savings

    The First Home Savings Account (FHSA) is a new type of registered plan that’s designed to help you save for your first home, tax-free.

    • Contribute up to $8,000 annually
    • Lifetime contribution limit of $40,000
    • Qualified tax-free withdrawals

    Tips for homeowners

    Advice for your home ownership journey

    Already signed on the dotted line? Find tips and tricks about renovations, home maintenance, and financing in the articles below.


    Looking to renovate?

    Renos don’t have to be stressful. Keep reading for more info on financing options, so all you’ll have to worry about is finding the perfect tile or paint colour.

    Home Financing

    The real home financing cost checklist

    This detailed checklist will help you keep track of all the extra costs that sneak up (and add up!) when buying a home.

    Home Maintenance

    Tips for maintaining your home

    Homeownership, where maintenance is a year-round job. Be prepared for every season, and the changes they bring to your home and your budget.

    Saving & retirement tips

    Long-term goals need long-term plans

    From school to retirement and all the life steps in between, here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your saving and investing strategy.

    Saving & investing

    First Timer’s Guide to Saving & Investing

    With saving, you’ve got to start somewhere–and every penny counts. Untangle all the acronyms and find the perfect plan to help you reach your goals.


    First Timer’s Guide to Retirement

    There’s no better time to start saving than now. You work hard and deserve to enjoy retirement comfortably. Find out how to make it happen.


    How to build a financial plan

    Building a roadmap to meet your financial goals? This article breaks it down. When you're ready, you can connect with our financial experts and start .

    Managing your finances

    Start here to help get your finances on track

    Budgeting can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to. Check out these articles and worksheets to help get you started.


    Why track spending?

    Tracking your spending habits isn’t about taking the fun out of life. It’s about getting a handle on your finances.


    Household budget worksheet

    Keeping a budget starts with tracking your spending. This handy worksheet can help.


    Guide to budgeting

    Think having a budget is not worth the effort? Our guide to budgeting can help you get started in 5 easy steps.

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    Get more from East Coast CU products and services

    Get many tasks accomplished right from your phone or computer. Read more about mobile wallet, locking your card, and handy e-transfers.

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    Add card to my mobile wallet

    Leave your cards at home. Payments are a tap away with your smartphone. Load your debit and credit cards into your mobile wallet, on your Apple or Android device.

    How to…

    Deposit a cheque with your phone

    Deposit cheques from wherever you (and your smartphone) are. With this easy to follow step-by-step guide, you’ll be ready to deposit in no time.

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    Lock my card

    A lost or stolen card can lead to all kinds of worries — and fraudulent charges. But our Lock'N'BlockTM feature can protect you. Stop fraud in its tracks in just a few taps.

    Other Articles

    Read these articles and expand your financial knowledge

    Knowledge is power! Here are some additional articles to help you on your financial journey.

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    Reverse a bill payment via Teleservice

    Here is your step by step guide to Teleservice bill payment reversal

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