TORONTO, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Canadian First Financial Holdings Limited ("Canadian First"), Peter
Wallace, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce that the
Minister of Finance (Canada) has issued letters patent to incorporate a
Schedule I bank (the "Bank") under the Bank Act (Canada) as an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian First. The letters
patent incorporating the Bank were issued on June 26, 2013. Canadian
First will be continuing the regulatory process with the goal of the
Bank commencing operations later this year.
"Our unique business model enables independent financial professionals
to do more for their customers. The approval of the license is a
landmark step towards creating a new and different banking service for
Canadians," said Peter Vukanovich, President and CEO.
Canadian First will provide one stop shopping convenience through its
locally-owned financial centres providing customers with banking
services, mortgages, wealth management and insurance products.
"We're attracting high quality experienced professionals in the
financial services industry to join our team. These leaders have deep
customer relationships and are interested in doing more for their
clients through product and service excellence," said Karl Straky,
Founder and Chief Commercial Officer.
About Canadian First
Canadian First partners with top financial service professionals by
promoting independent local ownership. We believe that Canadians
deserve the best possible advice and the choice of dealing with their
mortgage, wealth management or insurance professional for all of their
banking and financial needs. We are committed to empowering our network
of financial services professionals with the ability to do more for
their customers while creating a more valuable and sustainable business
To help guide us on our mission, Canadian First has assembled an
accomplished and distinguished leadership team and board of directors
with extensive financial services and technology experience.
For more information about our people, our vision and this exciting
milestone, please visit our website at http://www.canadianfirst.com
Notes to Editors
This news release contains forward-looking statements that relate to
Canadian First's current expectations and view of future events.
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SOURCE: Canadian First Financial Holdings Limited
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