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A photo of OscarUK OscarUK
Ok so to put this in context:
I have dual citizenship (UK/Canada) and will be going to McGill in August 2012, and basically while I'm living in Canada I am going to need a bank account... obviously.

Never having lived there, and not knowing anything about Canadian banking... can anyone suggest a good bank to open an account with? Do they do student accounts like banks do here in the UK? Any advice/tips appreciated.
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A photo of ktel ktel
All of the major banks have student accounts. I'm with Scotiabank, they're OK I guess. My boyfriend is with TD and they're a lot easier to deal with and better hours. RBC, CIBC and the like I have no experience with. You can go to all of their websites and see what student accounts they offer and then see what banks will be near where you're living.
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A photo of kraken kraken
I have RBC's free student account. Pretty good.

I also got their free online savings account (but it costs money to use this in stores etc., so I just e-squirrel money away in it so I don't spend it all lol. this is probably unnecessary for non-shopaholic people)
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A photo of LRooke LRooke
I'll hold your money for you.
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ScotiaBank's university student account is good. Unlimited transactions, online banking, etc. for only $1.25 a month.
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