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Opening a Bank Account

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Opening a Bank Account

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:08 pm

Does anyone know whether it is possible to open a bank account in Canada before you actually get to Canada? I'm likely to be relocating to Calgary in May and want to have money available in an account prior to getting there if possible.
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Re: Opening a Bank Account

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:01 pm

Speak to the bank in SA that you deal with now. Ask who they do business with in Canada, and ask the manager to help you to set up an account in Calgary with that Candian bank. An international money transfer to your new account can be done electronically, after the paperwork is signed and sent from SA to Canada.

Once you arrive in Calgary, go in to the branch, and present a letter of introduction and sign your signature cards and get your account card set up on the bank's computer system, and you are ready to begin using the account s.

Jim b .

 

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Re: Opening a Bank Account

Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:09 pm

Thanks Jim

 

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