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, and a variety of methods were used to attain the highest match rate and most precise geocoding results. The “parent” institution codes can be used to select a large group of related facilities and the branch flag constitutes our best effort at cross-referencing disparate data points in the raw source file, particularly where multiple records exist at the same address.
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