Achieva's 20th Anniversary

by Achieva Financial
Sep September 06

It was September 1998 and we just said farewell to Jerry, Elaine, George & Cosmo (Kramer) earlier that summer. We were listening to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” on the radio and were riveted by Tom Hank’s portrayal as Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan.

Cambrian was celebrating its 40 year Anniversary, had just surpassed $400 million in Assets and was starting to ease members into a whole new way of managing their finances through the introduction of Online Banking.

Financial Services was changing. A very fine Dutch Man could be found on the radio, in the paper and on television telling Canadian’s to “Save Your Money” as ING Direct launched in Canada and the assault on low & no interest savings accounts began.

Despite the primitive technology and the fact we would wait almost 10 years before the introduction of the iPhone, the dawn of Direct Banking was here to stay and it wasn’t long after that VanCity Credit Union was to launch its answer – Citizens Bank.

Cambrian was the third Financial Institution to launch a Direct High Interest Savings Solution with Achieva Financial. Rooted in Greek dialect, Achieva (Financial) was founded on one simple purpose – to offer Canadians a self-serve savings solution that would Achieve their goals by offering among the best interest rates consistently and hassle-free.

In 2018, Achieva is now the longest serving direct to consumer savings solution in Canada. A lot has changed through the past 20 years. We have seen many competitors come and a few go. We have also served on the frontlines as Digital Banking became mainstream, as more consumers embraced the power available through these new technologies.

The one thing that hasn’t changed; Achieva’s unwavering commitment to offer among the best interest rates available, securely and without hassle for all self-serve savers across each of its primary deposit solutions.

It has been an amazing 20 years! Thank you for being on this journey with us!