The Financial Institutions file is an electronic directory of deposit-taking institutions and individual locations (branches) of Payments Canada members. This geocoded location database of Canadian financial institutions contains records flagged as valid and/or seasonal in the master Canadian Payments file. Considerable effort has been put into verifying address and other locational data, while a variety of methods are used to attain the highest match rate and most precise geocoding results, particularly where multiple records exist at the same address. Organizations must be licensed by Payments Canada in order to use this file.
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Financial Institutions Release Notes
Financial Institutions Variables List
Financial Institutions Metadata