Amazon Alexa, a Digital Concierge and Financial Fitness – how TD shaped a Novel November

You've got your winter tires on the car and scored some amazing deals on Black Friday – but did you happen to catch all the news TD shared this month?

Not to worry, here’s a look at articles and highlights you might have missed last month in our November round-up.

#FinLitMonth

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month in November, TD provided tips and tricks on how to talk money with your kids, while TD's Group President and CEO Bharat Masrani talked about the challenges of income volatility in Canada. TD also chatted with Money Matters program volunteers on why teaching people about good money management is so crucial. We also provided smart budgeting advice to have the (non-royal) wedding of your dreams.

#Innovation

TD continued to enable customers to bank when, where and how they prefer with the introduction of voice interaction banking on Amazon Alexa, launching in Canada on December 5.

TD Lab also celebrated three years of innovation. Learn about TD Lab’s key milestones and discover how TD Lab embraces a culture of exploration and experimentation to enhance customer experiences.

On the second episode of the TD Future Ready Series, Christian Nelissen, TD's Senior Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics discussed how data and analytics are poised to play an even bigger role in the way that banks think about customer experiences.

#SmallBusinessSpotlight

Over the past few weeks, TD has been shining a spotlight on some of the small businesses we are proud to work with across Canada. Check out the video series of their inspiring stories: Gift-a-Green, Karam Kitchen, Joslin's MMA, and Glitter and Spice.

#OurNextGeneration

TD hosted more than 600 students in offices across Canada as the Bank celebrated 'Take our Kids to Work Day' on Wednesday, November 1. Find out what some parents and students had to say about their day together here.

#PhilanthropyMonth

November was Philanthropy Month and TD found out that Canadians are generous when it comes to giving. Click here for some tips to keep in mind as you consider charitable giving as part of your estate planning.


#CelebratingExcellence & #Diversity

This month TD celebrated the best in French and English children's literature, awarding Même pas vrai and The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and a $30,000 top prize. 

TD Bank Group was named the 2017 Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) National Corporation of the Year. Find out more about the award and TD's commitment to the LGBT community here.

To celebrate two decades of employee giving, TD Securities is donating $500,000 for Underwriting Hope. In recognition of this milestone, on November 10, TD Securities had the honour of kicking off the trading day at the TSX.

TD leaders Norie Campbell and Sue Cummings were also named among Canada's Most Powerful Women, and shared how they're helping colleagues achieve career success.

More than 1200 employees and guests came together to celebrate culture and diversity at TD's eighth annual South Asian Gala.

#MarketUpdates

TD released its fourth quarter and 2017 results on November 30th. The Bank reported earnings of $2.7 billion, up 18% from Q4 last year and full year earnings of $10.5 billion, up 18%, reflecting growth across both Canadian and U.S. Retail segments.  

Muted inflation, long term bond yields and international earnings, TD's own Bruce Cooper broke down for us what happened in the markets in October. Take a listen!

On TD's MoneyTalk, Kim Parlee was joined by Ingrid Macintosh, Head of Mutual Fund Strategy at TD Asset Management, to discuss why some Canadians may not be seeing those record high market results reflected in their portfolio. Here's what they had to say.

#HolidayCheer

The magic of the holiday season and the joy of reading were brought to life for five lucky children as part of TD's float in the 2017 Toronto Santa Claus Parade