Becoming a Member

A financial experience that puts you first.

The most convincing reason to become a FirstOntario Member is measured in money – your money. You’ll get to keep more of it because you give less of it to a bank. How? Well, at FirstOntario you’ll enjoy free transactions without asterisks, exceptions or excuses:

  • Free chequing
  • No monthly fees
  • No service charges
  • No limit on transactions
  • No minimum account balance
  • No-fee credit card convenience
  • No problem accessing 3300 ATMs across Canada and more than 30,000 co-op network ATMs around the world

Plus higher returns on your Savings accounts and GIC deposits, and lower rates on loans and mortgages.

But money isn’t everything. As a FirstOntario Member you’ll help choose our Board of Directors, and be eligible to run for election to the Board yourself. (When was the last time a bank asked your opinion on its Board of Directors?)

If you’re currently a bank customer, you’ll also discover not just better service at FirstOntario but extra service – the kind that reflects our view of you as a person rather than a number. See the differences:

We’ll understand. We never forget that every FirstOntario Member is unique, which means every Member has unique interests and concerns. Whenever you have a question or concern, call us. We’ll listen. We’ll consider. And we’ll act.

We’ll reach out. If you inadvertently bounce a cheque, or if your debit card is compromised, we’ll call you to discuss it. That’s not a promotional gimmick. It’s our policy.

We’ll provide real people. We’re up to speed with technology, but no computer program can match someone who will listen carefully one on one.

We’ll volunteer. Communities thrive when their residents offer whole-hearted assistance. We encourage employees and Members to play a role in assisting neighbours – people who are your neighbours as well.

We’ll innovate. Our personalized approach to service may sound old-fashioned, but our way of providing it is not. Innovations such as Personal Assisted Tellers, using video technology so you can speak to a live teller directly, prove we’re always searching for new ways to deliver exceptional service.

Becoming a FirstOntario Member is easy. Start by clicking on the link below, follow six simple steps, then visit a nearby FirstOntario branch to complete the process. (Please note you must be 18 years of age or older to open an online account.) Or call us at 1-800-616-8878 to locate a FirstOntario branch near you.

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