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US DOLLAR CHEQUING ACCOUNT

Get US cash, pay bills, write cheques or transfer money from Canada to the US.


THIS ACCOUNT IS FOR YOU IF: 

 

    You write cheques in US dollars.

    You want to earn interest in US dollars.

    You have better things to do than worry about exchange rates. Like travel.

 

 

FREE

Monthly Account Fee

 

 

 

FREE

Electronic Transfers

 

IT'S EASY TO APPLY!

Contact us today to open a new US Dollar Chequing account. We'll have you set up in no time.

US DOLLAR CHEQUING ACCOUNT

 

ACCOUNT DETAILS

 

  • $0 monthly account fee
  • 2 FREE debit transactions
  • Unlimited electronic transfers
  • eStatement or paper statement available
  • Money held in your US account is in US dollars
  • Plus, you can rest easy knowing that your deposits are 100% guaranteed†

 

†The Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, a statutory corporation, fully guarantees all BC credit union deposits. Credit Union equity shares and investments such as mutual funds or RSP equity plans are not covered by deposit insurance.

 

FEES

Monthly Fee
FREE
Interest
Tiered interest rate based on the portion of the balance within each tier*
Additional
Transaction
Fees

Cheque clearing  $1.00

In-branch transfer  $1.00

In-branch withdrawal  $1.00

Send Me-to-Me Transfer  $1.00

Pre-authorized payment  $1.00

  View our service fee guide

 

Bill payments, ATM transactions and Interac® direct payments are not available.

*The interest rate is subject to change without notice. Interest is expressed as an annual rate and calculated in US dollars on the applicable portion of the closing daily balance in the account and paid at month end. Transaction fees are charged in US dollars.

 

LOOKING FOR THE FINE PRINT?

 

Here is everything you need to know about the term and conditions for this account. Read more (PDF).

 

 



 


​†The Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, a statutory corporation, fully guarantees all BC credit union deposits. Credit Union equity shares and investments such as mutual funds or RSP equity plans are not covered by deposit insurance.

From November 1, 2021, to November 21, 2021, the members of First West Credit Union voted on special resolutions that, among other things, authorize First West to apply to become a federal credit union under the Bank Act. If First West becomes a federal credit union, it will automatically become a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) and Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia deposit insurance will no longer apply. See attached Notice for further detail on what this change means to your deposits with First West.

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