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What is the best bank to use in Vancouver, BC?

I am moving from the States and was hoping to set something up online. I have a job offer and housing arranged, but I am waiting on my work permit to arrive. Is this something I can do from the States?

Asked By: SL - 5/23/2008
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I think you'll have trouble setting up a bank account online. Banks like to know who they're dealing with and like to see some ID to open an account. Perhaps your bank can make an arrangement with a Canadian bank to transfer funds to be held for you, but you might have to wait until the Canadian bank sees your ID... More
Answered By: Karen L - 5/23/2008
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My favourite is the VanCity credit union. They have the best service of any financial institution I've dealt with, and they seem to be the most ethical in certain ways. (They're carbon neutral, use recycled paper, they don't nickel and dime you the way some other places do, etc). I recommend them.
Answered By: air - 5/23/2008
 
TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank and CIBC Open one in person
Answered By: Sim B - 5/23/2008
 
We deal with Presidents Choice And happy Vancity credit union is good
Answered By: Ed P - 5/23/2008
 
Scotiabank!!! =D
Answered By: cotton.kandy518 - 5/24/2008
 
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