Financial Institutions

The Financial Institutions file is an electronic directory of deposit-taking institutions and individual locations (branches) of Canadian Payments Association (CPA) 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. Organizations must be licensed by the CPA in order to use this file.

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Following the video, there are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes, variable list, and metadata.  

Additional Resources
Financial Institutions Release Notes
Financial Institutions Variable List
Financial Institutions Metadata

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