Re: money in toronto

Subject: Re: money in toronto
From: Paul Branchaud <paul -at- VEDGE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 11:13:31 -0400

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Susan Stott wrote:

> If you've got a bank card with interac access, you'll be able to buy
> just about everything you need.

The INTERAC network is only in Canada at the moment, and it encompasses
pretty much all the major and minor Canadian banking establishments. As
for international visitors wishing to use their ATM cards in Canada, look
for machines that are part of the Cirrus (sp?) or Plus networks. My
experience with these systems seems to indicate that Cirrus is associated
with MasterCard and Plus is the "Visa network".

I _think_ that the Royal Bank of Canada has an exclusive contract to
supply the ATMs at Pearson. If this is true, you will need a card that
works on the Plus network. A quick rundown of some major Canadian banks
and their associated networks/credit cards:

Cirrus/MasterCard -- Bank of Montreal, Banque Nationale (National Bank),
Canada Trust
Plus/Visa -- Royal Bank, Toronto Dominion, Royal Trust, CIBC,
Laurentian Bank, Caisse Populaire (mostly in Quebec)

Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal are the two major players and should be
very easy to find.

Enjoy the conference, and buy me something nice! ;)

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