Author Archives: Rachel Surman

how to avoid overspending this holiday season

How To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

It really is the most wonderful time of the year! But it’s not always the easiest season on your wallet. Between the holiday get-togethers, traveling to see friends and family, and ringing in the new year – the holiday season… Read More

Rachel Surman

December 10, 2018

Personal Finance,Blog
improve your credit score

Data Says Checking Your Credit Score May Help You Improve It

A new study from Borrowell found a connection between checking your credit score and improving it. This is how you can improve your credit score. The study found that our most engaged members increased their credit score by an average… Read More

Rachel Surman

November 8, 2018

Blog
good credit

Credit Monitoring And Good Credit Go Together Like PB +J

Monitoring your credit score and having good credit is kind of like enjoying a delicious peanut butter and jam sandwich. Peanut butter packs a whole lot of goodness into just a tiny little spoonful and the same goes for checking… Read More

Rachel Surman

November 3, 2018

Blog
Canadian Credit Score

Average Credit Score By Canadian City: Borrowell Study

What city has the highest Canadian credit score? It’s a question we were wondering at Borrowell, so we decided to dive into the data to find out. What city has the highest Canadian credit score? We’ve helped over 600,000 Canadians… Read More

Rachel Surman

August 15, 2018

Studies
zero credit score

I Have A Zero Credit Score – Now What?

Capital One® is a proud partner of Borrowell.  Tens of thousands of Canadians get their free credit score from Borrowell every single day. But sometimes, all they see is a zero credit score! How could this be? It’s a bit… Read More

Rachel Surman

July 18, 2018

Credit Building Centre,Blog
Bank Of Canada

Bank Of Canada Hikes Key Interest Rate – What You Need To Know

The Bank of Canada (BoC) raised its key interest rate from 1.25% to 1.50% on Wednesday. This is the bank’s fourth increase in the last year. Here’s what you need to know. What is the key interest rate? This interest… Read More

Rachel Surman

July 11, 2018

Blog,News
free credit score available in Quebec

Borrowell’s Free Credit Monitoring Service Is Now Available In Quebec (Beta)

Bonjour! We have exciting news to share: we’ve made free credit score available in Quebec (beta). We’re super excited to be in the awesome province of Quebec. Now, for the first time, residents of Quebec can access their credit score… Read More

Rachel Surman

July 3, 2018

Blog

It’s Been Two Years Of Free Credit Scores!

At Borrowell, we’re big on celebrations. Whether it be birthdays at the office, promotions, or company anniversaries – we’re always ready with balloons and cake in hand. So what’s so special about June 20th? On June 20th, 2016, Borrowell became… Read More

Rachel Surman

June 20, 2018

Blog,News
Digital Literacy Day

Happy Digital Literacy Day! How Digitally Literate Are You?

Did you know May 31 is Digital Literacy Day in Toronto? As a financial technology company, we at Borrowell think this is an incredibly important day – considering the technological revolution the world is currently experiencing. Technology is completely changing the… Read More

Rachel Surman

May 31, 2018

Blog,News
Bank Of Canada

Bank Of Canada Keeps Key Interest Rate At 1.25% – What You Need To Know

The Bank of Canada (BoC) kept its key interest rate at 1.25%, it said in a statement Wednesday. But, as usual, hinted at a rate increase to come. Here’s what you need to know. What is the key interest rate?… Read More

Rachel Surman

May 30, 2018

Blog,News