National Bank accounts can now be opened online
Montreal, 4 November 2003 -
The National Bank now lets consumers apply for a bank account via its web site www.nbc.ca.
Consumers can quickly and easily choose the type of account and main features (e.g. banking package, returned cheques, account handling, etc.) directly from the Bank's web site. Once the application has been submitted, future account holders are asked to go to a branch to confirm their identity in accordance with legal requirements.
Applicants who already have an account with the National Bank are not required to go to a branch. They will receive a telephone call from an advisor informing them that their account has been opened and ready for the first transaction.
"This service adds to our existing offering of website services," stated Jean Blouin, Vice-President, Retail Credit and Investment Solutions. "What's more, the process is flexible since applicants can open an account whenever they want. And because the National Bank adheres to the most stringent security standards, it's also very safe," Mr. Blouin added.
This service has been available since November 1, 2003 to Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority.
About the National Bank
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its customers elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. The National Bank has more than $75 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs over 17,000 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA: TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at www.nbc.ca.
Information (the telephone number and e-mail address provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644