Luminus Typhoon Relief Efforts

Members of Luminus Financial and Filipino Centre Toronto Raises over $50,000 in Support of Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

TORONTO, ONTARIO – November 29, 2013 – Luminus Financial (Luminus) is pleased to announce that it has raised over $50,000 in support of the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“The success of Luminus’ typhoon relief efforts would not have been possible without the members of Luminus and Filipino Centre Toronto,” said George De La Rosa, CEO of Luminus Financial. “Our team at Luminus is both touched and proud to see the tremendous support we have received from the community of Toronto. I would like to extend our appreciation to the Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation for facilitating our efforts through their CanHelp program.”

The Canadian government is extending the deadline for matching donations for Philippine Typhoon Haiyan relief to December 23 from December 9. To continue its efforts, Luminus will extend its Clearly Better Giving campaign and previously announced free remittance program until December 23, 2013 to give our members a platform to continue showing their support for the Philippines.

For more information and for those who wish to donate to the typhoon relief fund, please click here.

About Luminus Financial

Luminus Financial (formerly Starnews), an Ontario credit union, was founded in 1951. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Luminus provides banking products and services, including business and personal banking, loans, investment products and insurance to over 4,500 members.

Renamed in 2011, Luminus is the designated credit union for employees of Toronto Star, Metroland, Air Canada, Globe and Mail and Metro. In 2013, Luminus partnered with BDO Unibank Inc. in the Philippines to launch the credit union's "Remit Now, Pay Later" campaign featuring low-cost remittance programs to facilitate a cost-effective way for members of the Filipino community in Canada to send funds to their family and loved ones still living in the Philippines.

Members of Luminus are also owners of the credit union. At Luminus, members have access to financial services at the least possible cost. Additionally, Luminus' profits are shared with its members in the form of bonus interest on deposits and interest rebates on loans and mortgages.


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