June 21, 2018

What About Your Banking?

Over the past 6 months, I have had a number of clients referred that are just too busy or overwhelmed with taking care of their day to day finances.  Generally speaking, they don’t understand the banking system or how to set up systems to take care of their bill payments.  The end result is this effects their credit score and costs them more money to arrange their mortgage financing.

A big part of the problem is they just don’t have the time to learn how to make the systems work for them, other priorities take precedent over having to learn something new, again.  We are continually having to learn new computer systems and we are overwhelmed by having to digest something else!

Here are some simple suggestions:

  • Make time twice a month to sit down with your banking to pay your bills and reconcile what monies are coming in and what is going out
  • Have your deposits (i.e. pensions) put on automatic deposits and it will save you time instead of having to personally deposit these cheques
  • Put your utilities and other payments on automatic withdrawal and this will ensure that these bills are paid on time
  • Go to your bank and ask them to explain what it is that you don’t understand about the banking system
  • Take a hard look at what it is costing you in bank charges (i.e. NSF fees) by not being in control of your banking balances.

If I can clarify anything for you, please call me and take advantage of my many years working within the banking system!

Colleen Saunders is a 20 year veteran in the mortgage industry, serving Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville and Toronto and offering all mortgage related services such as 2nd mortgages, private mortgages and more.

To contact Colleen, please fill out the form on  www.mortgagesbycolleen.ca  or call 416-459-2406