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Off to School

As a student, you've got a lot going on.

Let’s make the banking part of adulting easier. If you’re in college, university, trade school, full time or part time, you can save more of your money for the fun stuff with special student banking options, like:

  • Student Choice chequing account with $0 monthly fees

  • Student Loan* at a low interest rate

  • Student Line of Credit* 

  • Student Visa* Card

  • Free financial planning support to set you up for success on saving for your future dreams

  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)

  • And more!

Why choose Chinook Financial? We put members first. Always.

Get to know the perks of membership. Find out how banking local supports the local economy. See if you qualify for our Learn & Earn Scholarship program.


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If you’re planning to travel before, during or right after university or college, we think that’s pretty great. Make a savings plan that will get you get you there.



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Student Choice Account Chequing Account

Students already have enough costs to worry about! If you’re 19-25 years old, let us provide some relief. Just show us proof of your school enrolment (at least 60%), and we’ll give you a free unlimited banking account. Don’t worry. There won’t be a test on this.

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Student Loan*

Get peace of mind with a Student Loan at a low prime interest rate, up to four years of interest-only payments while you're in school, and a 6 month grace period after graduation before you have to start paying down the principal. You’ll have an affordable 10-year amortization period to pay back the loan, and interest will not increase after graduation.

If you choose to pay down the principal or even pay off the entire lump sum, you can do that anytime - without penalty!

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Student Line of Credit*

Use a flexible Student Line of Credit to pay for tuition, rent, meal plans, textbooks and your other student living expenses! You’re only charged interest on what you borrow, and there are no annual or monthly fees.

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No Fee Student Visa*

Enjoy Purchase Protection and Extended Warranty with this handy no annual fee student credit card from Collabria, our credit card provider. You'll also get lost/stolen card assistance and emergency cash and card replacement assistance. Purchase interest: 11.90%. Cash advances: 11.90%.

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Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)

Sometimes you need a flexible way to save… a way that keeps your money working hard by earning you tax-free interest income AND that lets you access your money when you need to. TFSAs offer you great rates, have no fees or service charges (as long as you’re saving with us!), and no minimum balance is required to get started.

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Free Financial Planning Support*

It’s never too early to start building a nest egg for your next big dream. Whether you’re dreaming of travel, starting up a business, buying a car or a condo...or you want to save a million before you hit 55, we can help you get there. Book an appointment to explore your investment options

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Cash Crunch Micro Loan*

If times get tough, and you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque, a high interest payday loan is NOT your only option. Get your budget back on track with this fair and flexible micro loan.

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The Legal Stuff:

*Lending terms and conditions apply. All rates and products are subject to change without notice. All principal and interest is 100% guaranteed by the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation, excluding common shares, investment shares, and mutual funds. Collabria terms and conditions apply. The products, features, benefits and rewards are valid as of July 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted and are subject to change. Details of your coverage, including terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions, are in the Certificate of Insurance provided when you receive your card. Learn more at The Collabria Visa Card is issued by Collabria Financial Services Inc. pursuant to a license from Visa. Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Unless otherwise stated, mutual funds and other securities are not insured nor guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Chinook Wealth Management is a program provided by Credential Financial Strategies Inc. offering financial planning, life insurance and investments to members of credit unions and their communities. Trade-mark(s) of Chinook Wealth Management are used under licence by Credential Financial Strategies Inc. ®Credential is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth IncThe advice on our website is prepared without knowing your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before you act on this or any advice, please consider if it's right for you, and reach out to our teams to help determine if the product is appropriate for you. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Legal Terms of Use apply.

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