At UNI, the doors to opportunity are always open

Posted on September 01, 2021 | Sponsored Content | 0 Comments

With its feet firmly planted in the New Brunswick communities where it began, UNI Financial Cooperation is eyeing the future with financing opportunities and digital banking innovations for Canadians at home and abroad.

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, UNI has contributed to the economic stability of the communities in which it operates. Through its co-operative mission, it encourages and promotes citizen participation in a changing world. That commitment remains as it continues to expand its scope and reach new horizons of opportunity.

“We’re looking for any good opportunities anywhere in Canada,” says Dave Ouellette, Manager of Syndicated Loans and Business Transition. “It’s not just who we were that’s important. It’s also where we are going.”

Where UNI is going is, frankly, above and beyond. With 155,000 members and clients and 900 employees at 43 business locations, it has $4.8 billion in assets, $221.4 million in operating income, and surplus of $23.5 million. This gives it depth to fulfill both its financial ambitions and corporate responsibilities.

Says President and CEO Robert Moreau: “We are always looking for opportunities to do more for our members and clients within the context of our core values of solidarity, responsibility and courage. In keeping with our strategic plan, we continue to modernize, adapting our business models based on consumer expectations by seizing opportunities in rapidly growing markets. Furthermore, our partner Aviso Wealth has confirmed that UNI ranked first in wealth asset growth among its Canadian clientele in 2020.”

To support this growth, UNI has expanded its digital offering and simplified connectivity through a new virtual business location and advisor portal, and expanded online banking and financial services. What’s more, says Ouellette: “We’ve signed some strategic partnerships with other lenders and we’re involved with some very large projects that we didn’t have before.”

The bottom line is that UNI is open for business anywhere in Canada.

“Our message is simple,” Ouellette says. “Let’s start the discussion.” •

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