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Arbutus Financial Services Welcomes Stephanie Hockin

VANCOUVER, BC, October 31, 2023 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and a proud partner of Navacord, welcomes Stephanie Hockin, CFP®, RRC®, as a Financial Planner and Retirement Specialist, effective October 16, 2023. Stephanie brings with her 30 years of experience in private banking, mortgage planning, and wealth management. In recent… Read more »

Investment Commentary – Sept 30, 2023

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. We hope you and your family are doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We want to share the following comments with you about investment markets. What can we expect for the rest… Read more »

Do you know how to stay safe on Social Media?

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cyber threats can be scary, and for good reason. Malware can be lurking in a suspicious email or image you get convinced to click. All it takes is one crack in the door of your network to let cybercriminals in. Security Hints & Tips Stay Safe on Social Media Many people… Read more »

How Cybersecure is Your Workplace?

Cyber threats can be scary, and for good reason. Malware can be lurking in a suspicious email your users get convinced to click. All it takes is one crack in the door of your network to let cybercriminals in. A resilient security culture in your organization is your best bet for keeping you safe form… Read more »

Arbutus Financial Services Announces Partnership with Frank Allen Financial Group Inc.

VANCOUVER, September 8, 2023 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and proud partner of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of The Frank Allen Financial Group, effective September 1, 2023. The Frank Allen Financial Group, a specialized and focused financial services firm based in Nanaimo, is pleased to be joining… Read more »

What would you do if you had to evacuate?

B.C. residents are advised to keep ‘go bags’ ready as wildfire season is still upon us. Some of the items included in a suggested emergency kit on the province’s emergency preparedness website include: Cash in small bills A copy of your emergency plan and copies of important documents, such as insurance papers A first-aid kit… Read more »

Arbutus Financial Services Announces Partnership with Buddy Hulscher & Associates

VANCOUVER, August 14, 2023 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and proud partner of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of Buddy Hulscher & Associates, effective August 4, 2023. Buddy Hulscher & Associates is an established financial services firm based in West Vancouver, providing investment and insurance solutions, financial and… Read more »

It could cabin to you

Having one of the 4 c’s in the family (cottage, condo, chalet, or cabin) can help you make the most of your vacation. But what plans do you have for your vacation property when you pass on? Family cottages are wonderful – but many people take it on assumption that their children are willing to… Read more »

Investment Commentary – June 30, 2023

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. Q2 was a second successive strong quarter for investors as stocks continued their promising 2023 recovery and bond yields stabilized on growing economic optimism and cooling inflation. U.S. Canadian and global equities closed… Read more »

Could climate change impact your insurance?

As climate changes, insurance is becoming more complex – and pricey. The smoke in the air recently has put wildfires in the front of our minds. It’s been nearly two years since a wildfire roared through Lytton, BC, destroying much of the village. In all, more than $100 million in insured damages have been recorded…. Read more »