Our Stories

At CUA, we celebrate saying “yes”.  We’re on a mission to help people achieve what matters most, no matter where they are in life.  Your goals are the only goals.  Whether it’s buying a home, eliminating debt, starting a business or doing more with the money you already have, CUA takes pride in finding a way forward.  If you’re thinking about a new banking option, look no further.  And if you’re a current CUA member, share your story by emailing mystory@cua.com or using #MyCUAstory on social media.

Don't take it from us. Hear it from those we serve.

Meet Abady

Abady Alzahrani started dancing in his early 20s and that soon led him to follow his passion for dance and opened House of Eights Dance Studio in 2019.

Meet Terrilee

Nimbus has had a 40-year history as the largest English-language publisher and book distributor east of Toronto but finding the support of financial institutions proved difficult.

Meet North Brewing

With a shared purpose and values, they knew CUA would help foster and grow that community and be more than a financial partner.

Meet Maher

For over 20 years, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort has been many Nova Scotian families' favourite campground.

Meet Matthew MacKenzie

MacKenzie Atlantic transformed from one man and his machine, to one of the largest manufacturing & CNC machine shops in Atlantic Canada

Meet Justin and Scott

After starting Evergreen Electric and operating for five years, electricians Justin and Scott were ready to grow their business. 

Meet Kate

Kate joined CUA because she wanted to bank with somebody whose values aligned with her own

Meet Seagull Cabinets

Rather than being satisfied with their dreams being benched, they kept at it and eventually found CUA.

Meet Dan

Dan has built a company that is gaining momentum and winning awards. But building a growing company requires leaning on partners like CUA.

Meet Dave

Dave Prime's journey to improve his own well-being led him to starting his strength training gym, facing additional challenges from a pandemic.

Meet Darrell

With help from CUA, Darrell was able to start a business that helped him spend more time with family and happily serve ice cream.

Meet Johnathan

Johnathan had dreams of owning his own business. CUA opened the door to allow him to spend time everyday working alongside his family.

Meet Hana

Hana Nelson observed consumers having trouble finding access to fresh, sustainable seafood. With help from CUA, she did something about it.

Meet Ambroise

Ambroise moved to Halifax over 40 years ago and dreamed of owning a home by the time he turned 50.  With CUA, he achieved what matters most.

Meet Ray and David

For Ray and David, CUA stepped up when they needed them and continue to show up now, even for the little things.

Meet Craig

Over 30 years ago, a business was born from a passion to serve the community. Today, Craig Walker proudly carries on his family legacy.

Meet Emma and Marc

It didn’t take long before Emma and Marc said goodbye to roommates, packed up their belongings and moved to an apartment on a mission.

Meet the Odufuyes

Paul and Blessing and their three sons moved to Canada and set their sights on finding a place to call home.  CUA found a way to say ‘yes’.

Meet Lawrence

Twenty two years ago, Lawrence had a vision of starting an armored car service with two guys and a truck. CUA’s been there since the start.

Explore CUA

CUA delivers a “wow” banking experience to over 20,000 customers online and in-person at our branch locations in Halifax, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Tantallon and Spryfield.  Learn more about CUA or click on the icons below for more information about our products and services.  Would you rather to speak to someone directly?  Give us a call at 902.492.6500.  A member of our team would be happy to help.


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