Smart Money Manager - FAQs

What is G&F Smart Money Manager?

The G&F Smart Money Manager is a financial tool we provide to our members through online banking that provides you with a more comprehensive picture of your finances.

With Smart Money Manager, we can help you make more informed decisions about your finances and move you closer to achieving your financial goals and your life beyond banking.

How will online banking change?

We are upgrading our current online banking platform to a new version. The updated version enables members to see all their accounts and financial information in one place and provides budgeting and spending tools to help you keep track of your finances.

With Smart Money Manager you can:

  • See your transactions automatically categorized and graphically displayed in the account summary page

  • Change and/or exclude transaction categorizations from their spending analysis

  • Create and manage budgets based on your spending habits

  • See all your accounts in one place by linking accounts you hold at other financial institutions

  • Add assets and liabilities (e.g. car, home, or even money under the mattress) so you can see a more complete picture of your finances

  • Create account groups so that transaction history and spending analysis for related accounts can be viewed together

  • View your spending and budgets using the G&F mobile app

Is my banking and personal information safe?

Keeping your financial information safe and secure is very important to us. Our online services offer you the best security available in a commercial environment so that your personal and financial information is protected.

Is there any cost for this service?

No. This is a free service to help you track your spending and feel more confident about the financial decisions you make.

Are my past transactions already categorized?

Yes. We’ve automatically categorized your past five months of transactions and created a default budget based on those transactions, so you can start tracking your spending right away. You can also change the names of those categories and create sub-categories to suit your needs.

Can I still do online banking?

Absolutely. You can still do all of your online banking activities whether you’re online, in-branch or mobile.

How is Smart Money Manager different from is not a financial institution. It is a third party software provider that acts as an aggregator of customers’ banking information. It does not allow users in Canada to perform any online banking activities, such as pay bills or transfer money. Our online banking platform offers easy-to-use tools to help you see your full financial picture, all within a banking website you know and trust.

What if I don’t want to use the features?

You can minimize the view of the budget and spending features, which makes the format look similar to what you have used in the past. When you use the same device to log in to your online banking, your preference of hiding the interface will be remembered.

Will I be able to link my banking information from accounts in another country?

You can link your accounts from other participating financial institutions across Canada or the United States.

Are the budgeting and spending tools included in mobile platforms?

Yes. Our G&F Mobile App will include the ability to view (not manage) spending, budgets and categories for accounts held with us and through other financial institutions.

Why should I use your financial management tools?

There are a few great reasons why you will want to use our financial management tools:

  • Your every financial transaction is in a place you already trust

  • Create budgets you can track and change as life happens

  • See your expenses by categories that make sense to you

  • Get the big picture of how you spend, save and live

  • Check your mobile device when you are on the go