- Finder officially launches in Canada with local headquarters in Toronto
- Canadian partners include TD Bank, BMO and The Bay
- Plans for Canadian growth over the next 12 months
Toronto, ON (Nov. 12, 2019) – Global financial comparison website Finder is pleased to announce it is officially launching operations in Canada this month with local headquarters near Liberty Village in Toronto.
The company has already secured partnerships with major financial institutions including AMEX, TD Bank, BMO, Fairstone and Mogo, as well as with leading retailers The Bay, Walmart and Zara.
Over the next year, Finder will continue to bring more partners on board with a focus on mortgages, insurance and digital banking products.
Fred Schebesta, Co-founder of Finder, said Canada is an exciting market for the brand.
“The comparison market in Canada is less established than in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, and we think there’s a huge opportunity to help Canadians make better financial decisions,” he said.
“Canadians owe a combined $2.16 trillion in debt and households are only putting 14.9% of their disposable income toward principal and interest payments. That’s almost on par with the peak debt servicing levels we saw in 2007 in the lead up to the global financial crisis.”
“We’ve only just officially launched in Canada and we already have hundreds of thousands of visitors to finder.com/ca each month. That shows us that Canadians are hungry to compare their options and save money.”
There are now six employees working from the Toronto office, including Acting Country Manager, Wiliam Eve, Publisher, Scott Birke and Client Services Manager, Alex Warme.
Finder has over 400 crew globally and is live in over 80 countries, with offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Philippines, Poland, Australia and now Canada. Finder has already invested more than AUD$10 million in global expansion and plans to invest a further AUD$100 million over the next 5 years to achieve the company’s vision of becoming the world’s leading financial comparison website.
An Australian-owned business, Finder was founded by school friends Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia in Sydney, Australia in 2006. finder.com.au is the most visited Australian comparison website and Finder receives 10 million monthly visitors globally. Learn more at www.finder.com.
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