A. Yes, but Canadian Western Bank requires that all accounts be opened in person at one of our branches.
A. We make it easy to open an account at Canadian Western Bank. Simply visit any branch and talk with one of our Account Opening Specialists. For more information, refer to "Opening a Personal Bank Account"
A. Yes, we provide a full range of products for personal banking. We have deposit accounts, personal loans, mortgages, RRSPs and other deposit products.
A. Like the big six banks, Canadian Western Bank is chartered as a Schedule I bank and is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
A. First of all, our loan losses are lower and have been for 15 years. We also target commercial loans as a heavier weighting in the portfolio and they have better yields overall. We also maintain an attractive productivity ratio, meaning our costs of operating are low.
A. We have 41 branches throughout Western Canada. Branch locations can be found here.
A. Yes. Currently our branches in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia are licensed to do so. Branch locations for those provinces can be found here: http://www.cwbank.com/branches.
A. Canadian Western Bank's Head Office is located in Edmonton, Alberta. In fact, we are the largest Schedule I bank with its principal operations and headquarters in Western Canada.
A. Simply put: service, size and rates. Canadian Western Bank has always maintained a focus on providing exceptional personal service in a face to face manner. Our smaller size allows us to make quick and flexible decisions, so you don't have to wait. Compare our deposit rates to any others in the industry and we're sure you'll be pleased.
A. The Bank is widely held. Our charter precludes any entity owning more than 10% of our common shares. Our shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWB".
A. Yes, Canadian Western Trust and Valiant Trust are wholly owned subsidiaries of Canadian Western Bank and are considered to be separate and distinct entities for purposes of CDIC coverage. Deposits can be booked through any Canadian Western Bank retail branch.
A. If you have lost or had your Apex card stolen, please contact your branch. If it is after hours, please call 1-888-424-3131 and leave a message. Messages will be checked regularly. Your Apex card is protected by a P.I.N. number which should always be kept confidential.
A. Canadian Western Bank offers a Merchant Credit Card and Point of Sale (POS) Program. Please visit the Business Banking Accounts & Services web page for details.