Your bank account

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Most of us open a bank account at some point in our lives. Learn the rights and responsibilities that come with having a bank account, and practical tips to avoid problems.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2018
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Bruce Hallsor, KC, Crease Harman LLP

Bruce Hallsor, KC, Crease Harman LLP

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.


On Dial-A-Law

Dial-A-Law has more information on Income & finances in the section on Money & debt.

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