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Toronto - Banking

A bank like the HSBC with a global presence is one of the preferred banks amongst expatriate groups in Toronto. The bank has facilitated dealing for the expat community from China with services in Cantonese and Mandarin.

HSBC has 12 branches in the city and can be contacted on 905-940-4722 (Toronto local)
Toll-free in Canada 1-888-310-4722
Toronto Direct Bank 1-888-509-4999

Citibank enjoys a similar status with expatriates in Toronto. The city branch is located at:

Citigroup Place
123 Front Street West
17th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2M3

The CitiPhone Banking Centre in Toronto works 24x7 and can be called at 416-947-4100
Toll free in Canada: 1-800-387-9292

The Scotia Bank has special incentives and saving schemes for newcomers to Canada. The head office is located at

Scotia Plaza , 44 King St West
Tel : 1-800-472-6842 / (416) 863-727

The bank has a multicultural branch at

East York Town Centre, 45 Overlea Boulevard, Tel:(416)421-3900

and Chinese branches at:

Broadview & Gerrard, 363 Broadview Avenue, Tel: (905)465-3541
Queen & Pape, 1046 Queen Street East, Tel: (416)465-3986
Spadina & Dundas, 292 Spadina Avenue, Tel: (416)933-1554

For more information, refer to www.scotiabank.com

Other banks that merit mention are the Royal Bank of Canada www.rbcroyalbank.com, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust) www.tdcanadatrust.com, AMEX Bank of Canada, home.americanexpress.com/home/ca/en

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