Getting Started

CUA is excited to help you open the door to your financial future. We can't wait to introduce you to our flexible products and personalized services, show you the benefits of CUA being Halifax-based and knowing the marketplace and our nimble approach to decision-making that gets you the answers you're looking for, fast.

Plus, it takes as little as 5-10 minutes to open an account or a Guaranteed Investment Certificate. You can complete the entire process anywhere, anytime using a computer, tablet, or your mobile phone.

What You'll Need

Personal information and ID

To open your account, you will be required to provide personal information like your address and will need one piece of Government issued ID.

Banking Information

If you’re already a CUA member and are applying for another product, you’ll need to have your existing bank account information so we can link your accounts.

$5 Deposit

To activate your account, you’ll need to deposit $5.00. It will be held in a separate account and, if ever you choose to close your account, it will be refunded.

Joint Applicant Information

If you are applying for an account or credit product with a joint applicant, they must also provide their personal information.

Compare and Choose

We know one size does not fit all. Take a few moments to explore accounts, investments, loan options and more to decide what is best for you:

How to Apply

Opening an account with CUA is fast, easy and convenient. Apply online, by phoning 902.492.6500 or by visiting one of our eight convenient branch locations.

For lending products, including loans, lines of credit and mortgages, please visit individual product pages or contact a member of the CUA team

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