Forward Thinking

Stories, articles and other information about personal finance topics, insights and perspectives from Tangerine, our culture and community work.

Peter Aceto

Peter Aceto is the former President and CEO of Tangerine. He is a globally recognized and respected business leader and a change agent for leadership. His blogs on Forward Thinking cover a variety of topics from leadership and innovation to corporate culture and customer experience. Peter is the author of the business book Weology ( Follow him on Twitter @PeterAceto.

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Terry (video)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

One of my favourite things to do is to chat with our Clients. That immediate feedback that you get as a CEO from the people who experience your business daily is invaluable. So when the opportunity came to sit down with Terry Woo, I couldn't pass it up. And the conversation was fascinating! Unfortunately the interest [...]

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Tammy (video)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing people succeed. What that means for us at Tangerine is getting Canadians to live better lives by helping them make smarter decisions with their hard-earned money. This is why I am so excited to share with you a conversation with one of our Clients who has turned her [...]

Personal Finance Victories - A conversation with Barry (video)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

“Getting” finances is not always easy. That’s why I was very happy to meet and chat with Barry who has dedicated much of his time to helping others manage through the complicated waters of personal finance. Something we at Tangerine and Barry have in common! What I love about Barry’s story is that he is a [...]

Mortgage-free at 30. Peter Aceto finds out how Sean Cooper did it (video)

Thursday, April 21st, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Borrowing Articles

In 2012 Sean Cooper bought a house in Toronto for $425,000. He then embarked on a painstaking financial plan to pay off his $255,000 mortgage as soon as possible. He achieved his goal in just three years and two months — at the age of 30. Tangerine's Peter Aceto finds out how he did it. [...]

Finding the right balance

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

I sent a company-wide email shortly after the France terror attacks shook the world many months ago. And I found myself writing another one after the most recent attacks in Brussels. Even just this past weekend another attack took place in Pakistan and there are sadly many more that we don't hear about. These incidents are [...]

Tangerine named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

Culture is the foundation upon which an entire company is built. It allows for consistent and sustainable behaviours from everyone – how we hire, what we reward, what we discourage. Our Clients experience it every day in all that we do – how decisions are made, products we create, the experience they have and how [...]

Why write Weology?

Thursday, February 4th, 2016  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

It's always been a top priority at Tangerine to serve as advocates for consumers. We aim to help Canadians live better lives by helping them make smart decisions with their hard-earned money. But in today's transformative world, advocating for consumers through the products and services we (or any business) offer is not the only [...]

How everybody wins when ‘we’ comes before ‘me’

Monday, October 5th, 2015  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

A mentor of mine once said: “You can’t be an outlier unless you want to actually turn the tables upside down.” It’s time the business world turns the tables upside down. We have to shift our focus from the bottom line to the heart of the business, the folks who give us their time and dedication [...]

Welcome to Weology

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

Leadership is a privilege and a responsibility. I've learned from the great successes and failures of many leaders, mentors, and my own colourful experiences over the course of my career. I'm delighted for the opportunity to share stories of learning and success about how businesses need to be run differently, transparently and with trust. If [...]

Client satisfaction results that make us proud

Friday, September 4th, 2015  |  Peter Aceto  |  Insights & Perspectives

Hello, What your bank – every bank! – cares most about are the numbers. But not all banks care about the same numbers. The numbers we care about most at Tangerine – Canada's leading everyday direct bank – are the ones that tell us how good a job our Clients think we're doing. By focusing on creating the [...]