RDSPs Exempt From Seizure in Bankruptcy in Canada

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Posted by Ted Michalos, BA, CPA - LIT

Unlike RRSPs, there is no provision in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to specifically deal with funds in a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) in the event the beneficiary files for bankruptcy. This matter was dealt with in a recent BC Supreme Court ruling that held funds in a RDSP can not be seized by […]

What Happens to Air Miles Points if You Go Bankrupt?

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Air Miles has changed their loyalty program, which brought up a question from our listeners: What happens to my Air Miles, loyalty points and cash-back program if I file bankruptcy?

Can Unsecured Creditors Take My Car For An Unpaid Debt?

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Posted by Ted Michalos, BA, CPA - LIT

A finance company that loaned you the money to buy the car is a secured creditor. If they registered a lien on the car, then they have a right to seize the car if you default on your payments. If you have an unsecured loan however, like a payday loan or credit card loan, is […]

Ontario Bankruptcy Exemption Law Changes Will Protect Home Equity

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Ontario increases protection for cars, furniture and houses effective December 1, 2015 NOTE: As these laws are new and have not been tested in court, we are giving our best guess as to how the courts will interpret these new laws.  We are providing information that is general in nature, and it may not be […]

Will I Lose My House in Bankruptcy: FAQ Video

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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive, our video explains that you don't automatically lose your home when you file bankruptcy. Since the situation can become complicated, more information is available in our full article about how bankruptcy affects your home and your car. TRANSCRIPT One of the most common concerns people have […]

Will I Lose My Car in Bankruptcy: FAQ Video

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In most cases you do keep your car when you file personal bankruptcy. In this video, we explain exemption limits and alternatives. For more information read our full article here. TRANSCRIPT Many people who file for bankruptcy in Ontario own or lease a car and they need their car for work or for personal reasons. The […]