If English is not your mother tongue or the mother tongue of your business associates or family members consider one of the following banks in downtown Victoria with multilingual staff. In particular the RBC on Douglas & Fisgard St. (in "Hudson" and the CIBC on the corner of Douglas and View Street have made special efforts fo have a wide range of multilingual customer service staff on site.
BANKS & FINANCIAL SERVICES IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA
RBC Financial Group · CIBC · HSBC ·
TD Canada Trust · ScotiaBank
- RBC Financial Group - Victoria Downtown Douglas & Pandora Branch
Formerly known as Royal Bank of Canada & Royal Trust - is Located on the corner of Douglas Street and Fisgard Street at 1701 Douglas Street, 1 block from Victoria's City Hall, in "The Hudson" building top of this page.
Languages spoke include: English, Mandarin Chinese, and Yue (Cantonese) Chinese
1701 Douglas Street
Tel: (250) 356-4630
Other Victoria Branches of RBC Financial Group offering services in Chinese include:
- The University Heights Branch of RBC
serving the University of Victoria UVIC area
3970 Shelbourne St.
Tel: (250) 953-5625
- Broadmead Village Branch of RBC
600 - 777 Royal Oak Drive
Tel: (250) 356-4756
- BMO Bank of Montreal
BMO Financial Group - Downtown Victoria Branch: (250) 389-2400
1225 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2E6, Canada - Website: www4.bmo.com
(formerly aka Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
Main entrance on Douglas Street, across from The BAY CENTRE Victoria's main multilevel downtown shopping mall - 4-5 blocks from the Empress Hotel and the Inner Harbor tourist district
1517 Douglas St. (at corner of View St.)
Friendly Professional Staff working hard to provide individualized treatment in spite of a very large customer service & teller area. Recent additions of more Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese speaking tellers in 2005 is helping retain its Chinese customer base
Favorite Customer Service Representatives (aka Teller Service Providers) include: Huong, speaking English & Vietnamese; Stella, English & Chinese Cantonese/Mandarin; Melanie, English & Tagalog; and Sally, English & Tagalog;
Note: This bank has a special area for seniors and physically challenged clients.
(formerly also known as Hong Kong Shanghai Bank of BC)
869 Douglas Street,
Victoria, British Columbia,
(Note: Not surprisingly there are many of the customer service staff (tellers and financial advisors) at this downtown branch who speak Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese - this bank's former foyer entrance is shown on the photo above, the 2nd image from the left -
The Bank moved to current Douglas Street location in late August 2009 - )
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation / Société d'assurance-dépôts du Canada
CDIC www.cdic.ca "Protecting your deposits from $1 to $100,000"
"Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a Federal Crown Corporation created in 1967 to protect the money you deposit in member financial institutions in case of their failure." [Quote from brochure given as public information at information kiosk at RBC Financial Group, Victoria Douglas & Pandora Branch]
New comers to Canada should note "...Insurable deposits include:
- savings and chequing accounts;
- term deposits, such as a guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), and debentures issued by loan companies;
- money orders and drafts;
- certified drafts and checks; and
- traveler's checks issued by members "
More information available from:
Telephone: 1-800-461-CDIC -or- 1-800-461-2342
Web site: http://www.cdic.ca
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
50 O'Connor Street, 17th Floor
P.O. Box 2340, Station D
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W5
Victoria CGA & CA Accountants - Solutions For Businesses And Individuals
Chan & Associates: Support Services for Businesses and Individuals
- Financial statements for proprietorships, partnerships and
- Corporate income tax preparation
Personal tax preparation and consulting
Bookkeeping and Payroll
Business and financial consulting
- Business Startup
- Management Consulting
- Buying and Selling of Businesses
Our staff are fluent in: English, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, and some Punjabi. Senior accountants & business consultants well travelled to China, Canada and the U.S.A. in their Asia Pacific business promotion work.
Chan & Associates Accountants
A-622 Fisgard Street
Business Startups and Purchase or Sale of Business Finance Consultants
Banks All the above mentioned downtown Victoria banks have small and not-so-small business client services to assist startup and ongoing clients with setting up lines-of-credit, corporate business credit cards, loans, and a special business teller service line - to speed up day to day banking transactions
Other professional services that offer long range planning services for business start-ups and businesses undergoing development and management changes include: accountants and business-corporate lawyers
- Accountants with certification as CA's (Chartered Accountants) and CGA's that are particularly experienced in helping startups and the ongoing management of small businesses in Victoria include:
- Lawyers who spend at least 20% of their time on an ongoing basis, can according to the B.C. Law Society, say they practice "Business Law". Some lawyers in Victoria that have a wide range of experience in working with business startups and financing or refinancing of business ventures include:
Advising you on strategies and techniques for protecting, managing and selling your intellectual property, whether it is a computer system, a technology-based product or a technology business
Revising your employment and contract agreements to ensure the intellectual property your staff creates belongs to you;
Conducting due diligence with respect to risk assessments of your intellectual property;
GO TO Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt www.hom-law.com/technology for more information on their IT-IP Legal Services
JAMES HUTCHISON, BA LLB
Business Law and Intellectual Property Law
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt, Barristers & Solicitors
Suite #1 - 505 Fisgard St., Victoria, BC
Web Site: HOM-law.com
Sponsors of Banking & Financial Services Page Include:
Certified Executive Coaching, Victoria B.C.
Rosemary Smyth & Associates
PO Box 23026,
Cook St RPO
ROSEMARY SMYTH MBA,
· Certified Executive Coach C.E.C.
· Business Coach Services
Rosemary is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and a
member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She coaches individuals and teams, mostly
professionals in the investment and finance sector.
Rosemary was in the investment industry for over 15
years as a broker, associate and branch administrator.
see also www.coachfederation.org
Banks and Financial Services in Downtown Victoria BC
Financial Planning · Insurance & Estate Planning · Investment Banking · RRIFs · RRSPs · GICs · T ·Bills · etc.
Canaccord Capital Inc. www.canaccord.com
"... is a leading independent full service investment dealer, publicly traded on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Canaccord has operations in two of the principal segments of the securities industry: Private Client Services and Global Capital Markets. Together, these operations offer a wide range of complementary investment products, brokerage services and investment banking services to Canaccord's retail, institutional and corporate clients. Canaccord has approximately 1,260 employees worldwide, including Investment Advisors located in 25 offices across Canada, and Global Capital Markets professionals based in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago (US) and London (UK)" [quote fr. website description 2005.01.17 by former appreciative client of B. Manning, Financial Advisor]
737 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L6
Phone: (250) 978-5340
Toll Free: 1-877-666-2288
see Bonnie Manning, PFP, CFP
[a thankyou to a contributor to Metrotown.info Travel Info]
- BMO Nesbitt Burns
"... Work together with a BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor and you'll be taking advantage of one of Canada's most extensive selections of wealth management capabilities; a great first step towards your personal financial goals." [fr. website www.bmonesbittburns.com 2006.0117
Victoria BC BMO Nesbitt Burns Offices
1000-730 View Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3Y7, Canada
- Edward Jones "making sense of investing"
Victoria, BC Branch Offices and Investment Advisors
Go to their main website for links and locations of branch closest to you.
Banking Security Against Fraud & Related Consumer Financial Web Sites
Credits and Acknowledgment
The following information is meant only as a public service and not paid advertisements by local banks and other investment-financial services companies or advisors mentioned on this page - it does reflect the opinions of some members of the pioneer Victoria Chan Dun Chinese Canadian extended family -- that have dealt with downtown Victoria banks and investment advisors for over 3 generations for both personal and business accounts.
We would like to thank the manager, Mr. Low and staff of the RBC Douglas and Pandora Branch for their great service to our family since the late 1950s and their permission to use the photo above to demonstrate their commitiment to serving multilingual clients generally and the historic Chinese Canadian community in Victoria.
The Chinese text was encoded by D.Tam.
For other Business and Community Services in Victoria see also: