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ATB Financial Named as One of Canada’s Best Places to Work While Helping Albertans Get Ready for the Future

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Curtis Stange, president and CEO of ATB Financial.

Earlier this spring ATB Financial was recognized by Great Places to Work® and ranked second in a list of 50 national employers. To be recognized for this honour at least 90 per cent of the company’s employees must agree that they receive fair treatment regardless of gender, race, age and lifestyle.

It’s not the first time ATB Financial has received this praise. The banking institution was named one of Canada’s best places to work in 2016 and 2017, and has made the list of best places to work in Alberta (complied by Great Places to Work) in 2018.

“At ATB, we believe our people are the beginning and most important part of our promise to Albertans,” said Curtis Stange, president and CEO of ATB Financial. “That’s why we invest in and empower our team members to learn, grow and deliver remarkable customer experiences. We believe our people set us apart. Reimagining banking and creating happiness for our customers are only made possible because of our team members. We are extremely proud that ATB is being recognized as being more than a bank — it’s the place to be all-in.”

A team of 5,500+ serve more than 760,000 customers across 247 communities.

ATB Financial takes care of its employees and strives to help its customers with more than banking solutions – it empowers them to face Alberta’s future in times of economic prosperity and during economic uncertainly.

A recently issued media release informed Albertans that, “ATB Financial’s newest Alberta Economic Outlook shows a provincial economy that is facing a number of challenges in 2019. As a result, ATB is forecasting real GDP growth of 0.7 per cent for Alberta in 2019 and 1.6 per cent in 2020.”

“Despite all the headwinds hampering Alberta’s economic progress, it looks like we will avoid slipping back into recession. With that said, we’ve cut our growth forecast in half from where it was in March,” said ATB’s chief economist Todd Hirsch. “With real GDP growth of just 0.7 per cent, it is going to feel slow in our province.”

The bank also urged Albertans to not shy away from talking to their families about money. Research data from ATB Wealth showed 39 per cent of Albertans don’t feel comfortable with family talks about money, and one third of Albertans have never discussed a will with their parents.

Chris Turchansky, president of ATB Wealth noted, “Having a will is about so much more than money. It’s about peace of mind and ensuring your funeral wishes are understood and that your family is clear on your financial plan. Asking a family member for advice might be the first place people turn, but it’s important to include a professional to understand exactly what should be covered in a legal will.”

ATB Financial continues to work hard for its staff, customers, and Alberta. To learn more, visit www.atb.com.

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