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 Choice Rewards® Mastercard®*
Free financial planning support to set you up for success on saving for your future dreams
Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)
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.
?Did You Know
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.
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.
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!
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.
Student Choice Reward® Mastercard®*
Enjoy 1,000 bonus sign-up points, Purchase Assurance and Extended Warranty, plus a 21 day interest free grace period on eligible new purchases with this handy student rewards credit card from CUETS Financial, our Mastercard® provider. You’ll also get lost/stolen card assistance and emergency cash and card replacement assistance. Annual Fee $24 Purchase interest: 19.99%. Cash advances: 24.99%.
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.
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
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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