Online Account Opening FAQ
What kind of an account can I open online?
Apex Account, Standard Chequing Account, Student Account, Gold Leaf Plus
Summit Savings Account
If you don't see the account you're looking for, see our full list of products here.
If you're already a CWB client, you may log into your online banking to open additional accounts, or email us at [email protected], and we'll be happy to help.
What do I need to open an online account?
Can I save my application and resume later?
Yes. You can complete your application over multiple sessions or days, as we automatically save all of the information you provide. If you want to take a break from your application, just hit save and we'll send you an e-mail with instructions on how to resume it later
Can I open a joint account online?
Yes, you can do this using our online application.
A couple of notes before you apply:
- To open a joint account, both applicants must be new to CWB. If either applicant is already a CWB client, please contact one of our branches for assistance.
- Since you’ll be sharing one or more accounts with another person, we'll need to know a little about that person. During the application process we'll ask you for their first and last name, as well as their email address and mobile phone number. We’ll use this information to contact your co-applicant about this application, in accordance with our CWB Financial Group Privacy Statement.
- Joint accounts are treated as individual accounts until your co-applicant has completed their application and been approved by CWB. Until this happens, you will be solely responsible for these accounts.
What if my co-applicant is already a CWB client?
How do I fund my new account?
You will have the option to fund your new account in the following ways:
- Interac e-transfer - log into your new account and transfer funds instantly using email or a mobile phone.
- Remote Deposit Capture-Sign into your new account and deposit funds using a mobile phone. (Funds may be held for 5 business days.)
- From your Motive Financial account. (If you are a Motive Financial client.)
- By cheque.