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New clients

Get up to1:

  • $200 when you open a chequing account with an eligible banking packages
  • $150 when you sign up for an eligible Mastercard credit card 
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Newcomers to Canada

Been in Canada less than five years? Get a bank account with no monthly fees for up to three years and enjoy access to a free assistance service.

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Get a bank account with no monthly fee or a reduced fee, special rates on certain products and a range of other benefits based on your profession.

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Focus on your education! With unlimited transactions and other benefits, you can study worry-free.

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Our tools can make your life easier

Simplify your banking! Carry out free Interac® e-Transfers2, manage your banking online or via our mobile app, use your phone to pay for purchases, and much more.


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Enjoy easy access to services at one of our 450 branches and over 3,330 ABMs3 across Canada.


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Learn about the benefits of our accounts and packages and find the one that's best for you.

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Credit cards

Discover our range of Mastercard® credit cards and find the one that best suits your lifestyle.

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® Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Inc. Authorized user: National Bank.

® Registered trademark of Interac Inc. Authorized user: National Bank.

® THE EXCHANGE is a registered trademark of Fiserv Inc.

™ The Modest, The Connected and The Total are registered trademarks of National Bank of Canada.

1. The promotional offer is valid from February 26 to May 31, 2018. The offer is intended for clients who do not have a National Bank transaction account. 

To qualify, you must open a transaction account at a branch and sign up for an eligible product during the promotional period. The offer may be modified, extended, or withdrawn without prior notice at any time. Employees of National Bank and its subsidiaries and entities are not eligible. The offer may not be combined or used with any other National Bank offer, promotion or benefit and cannot be applied retroactively. The client must not have taken advantage of any National Bank offer or promotion since November 1, 2017. There is a limit of one cashback per eligible product during this promotion. The offer can only be applied once for each type of product. Only the primary cardholder is eligible for the offer. The cashback amount varies according to the number of products held, but cannot exceed $350. 

Cashback calculation

To get a cashback of $20 per month for 10 months, you must open a transaction account at one of our branches as primary account holder.

Then, within 30 days of opening the account, you must:

  • sign-up for one of the following packages: The ModestTM, The ConnectedTM, The TotalTM, or the offer for professionals (excluding the Offer for Newcomers to Canada);
  • sign up for Internet Banking Solutions and e-statements;
  • carry out at least one transaction per month in the account. Interest charges and banking fees are not considered transactions.

The first $20 cashback will be deposited in the National Bank account opened as part of this offer after the products have been signed up for, and then once a month. 

To get a partial or full refund of the annual fees for your new National Bank Mastercard® credit card, you must:

  • Sign up for The ConnectedTM or The TotalTM banking package
  • Sign up for Internet Banking Solutions and eStatements
  • Carry out at least one transaction per month in your bank account, as set out above

When you open an account with The TotalTM package, you'll get a rebate on your National Bank Mastercard® credit card fees the first year. That's $35 for the SyncroTM card, $125 for the Platinum and Mastercard World® cards, and $150 for the World Elite® card.

When you open an account with The ConnectedTM package, you'll get up to a $30 rebate on the annual fees for a National Bank SyncroTM, Platinum, Mastercard World® or World Elite® Mastercard® credit card.

Opening an account with The ModestTM package or with the offer for professionals does not entitle you to any rebate on the annual fees for a National Bank Mastercard® credit card. The rebate on the annual fees for your National Bank Mastercard® credit card will be applied after the fees are charged to the account.


To be granted the cashback, you must maintain the eligible products and services, and not make any changes related to these products and services for a minimum of 12 months from the time you sign up for them. All credit and financing solutions are subject to credit approval by National Bank.


2. No fees for sending or receiving Interac e-Transfers. Transaction fees may apply, depending on your account type, package or banking offer. Refer to the Guide to Personal Banking Solutions for more information.

3. National Bank ABMs or ABMs in THE EXCHANGEMD network.

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