Wal-Mart Seeking Approval To Open Bank in Canada

By: trademagazin Date: 2008. 09. 16. 00:00

The retailer giant has applied for regulatory approval to establish its own bank in the country, according to a notice on a Canadian government website.

obtaining a banking license, Wal-Mart will be able to provide
customers with great value and convenient financial products and
services. He added that Wal-Mart Canada Bank doesn't have a final
list of services it plans to offer, and it doesn't expect to set up
traditional bank branches "for the foreseeable future.
move follows the successful launch of its banking business in Mexico
this year. If approved, Wal-Mart Canada Bank will be under the
jurisdiction of the OSFI and be subject to the same rules and
regulations as other Canadian banks. It will not be allowed to engage
in banking in the US.  

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