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How do I get my Bank Routing Number

How to find your bank routing numberA bank routing number is required when transferring money in Canada.  In addition, you will need bank, branch and account number details.

If you are transferring money internationally, you will need SWIFT codes or Bank Identifier Codes (BIC).  Each bank has its own BIC, which is 8 or 11 characters long.

 

What are SWIFT codes and BICs

SWIFT and BIC codes

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) network is an international network that allows financial institutions worldwide to exchange financial transactions, usually by wire transfer data or messages between the financial institutions.

Identification you need to open a bank account in Canada

Identification you need to open a bank account in CanadaCan a tourist open a bank account in Canada?  What are the requirements for opening an account?

To open a bank account in Canada, you need to meet the customer identification requirements set out in the Access to Basic Banking Services Regulations under the Canadian Bank Act.  All Canadian banks and financial institutions must comply with these requirements.  The rules and regulations have been set out to counter money laundering and terrorist financing legislation.

RBC Royal Bank Online and Mobile Banking Services in Canada

RBC Royal Bank Online and Mobile Banking Services in CanadaThe Royal Bank of Canada, commonly known as RBC Royal Bank, is a bank offering financial services globally.  It is currently the largest bank in Canada with a network of about 1,209 branches serving over 10 million customers. 

TD Canada Trust Bank Online and Mobile Banking Services in Canada

TD Canada Trust Bank Online and Mobile Banking Services in CanadaThe Toronto-Dominion Bank is the 2nd largest in Canada, serving over 10 million customers through personal, business and retail banking divisions. The bank has a network of 1,100 branches and 2,600 ATMs.

HSBC Online Banking Platform in Canada

HSBC Online Banking Platform in CanadaHSBC has a network that covers 71 countries, serving over 45 million customers across North & Latin Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Online Banking Services Offered by Scotiabank in Canada

Online Banking Services Offered by Scotiabank in CanadaScotiabank is one of the largest banks in Canada. Serving over 20 million customers worldwide, it is the largest global Canadian bank.

HSBC Accounts and Services in Canada

HSBC Accounts and Services in CanadaHSBC in Canada is one of the world’s largest financial groups, serving over 45 million customers in 4,400 locations across the world. 

Opening an account at TD Canada Trust Bank in Canada

Opening an account at TD Canada Trust Bank in CanadaTD Canada Trust is a banking giant in Canada, with 1,100 branches and 10,000,000 customers. TD Trust acquired Canada Trust in 2000 and the combined company now covers the entire country.

How to open an account in Scotiabank Canada

How to open an account in Scotiabank CanadaScotiabank or The Bank of Nova Scotia, a Canadian global bank, is the third largest in Canada in terms of deposits and market capitalization. With offices in over 55 countries, the bank serves over 23 million customers worldwide.

How to Open an Account at the Royal Bank of Canada

How to Open an Account at the Royal Bank of CanadaFor any student, employee, or entrepreneur, a bank account is an invaluable resource. A bank account provides a sense of financial security, access to financial advisors, and a place to store and keep track of one’s assets.

Canadian Bank Offices near Toronto Main Tourist Attractions

Canadian Bank Offices and ATMs near Toronto's Main Tourist AttractionsOne of the biggest concerns while traveling is having enough money to make it through the trip. It is often a hassle to find a bank nearby, especially in a city like Toronto, one of the biggest tourist destinations worldwide and its surrounding attractions.