Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Luminus Financial and Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation Partners to Raise Funds for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2013) - Luminus Financial (Luminus) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation (OCUCF) to raise funds in support of the victims affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

"The people in the Philippines are in our thoughts and prayers," said George De La Rosa, CEO of Luminus Financial. "The Filipino spirit is strong and resilient amidst great adversity. We will continue to support them in the days and months ahead as we learn the true impact caused by Typhoon Haiyan."

As a way to begin relief efforts, Luminus will waive remittance fees until November 30, 2013. Additionally, Luminus has committed to match every dollar donated by its members to OCUCF’s CanHelp program in support of Typhoon Haiyan’s victims.

Toronto's Filipino community has already shown great support for Luminus' efforts. The Filipino Centre Toronto plans to use Luminus as the exclusive partner for collection of their members' individual donations. Please click here for more details on Luminus’ current typhoon relief efforts.

For official press release, 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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