Continental Bank of Canada

The Continental Bank of Canada is a chartered bank in Canada founded in 2013. A different bank operated under that name in the early 1980s.

Continental Bank of Canada
Company typeBank
IndustryFinancial services
Founded1980-1986, 2013
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario

First Continental Bank


The first Continental Bank had its origins in 1925 when the Industrial Acceptance Corporation was founded.[1] It became IAC, a financing company, in 1970. Continental Bank of Canada was chartered in 1977 when IAC decided to expand the scope of operations,[1][2] and began business in June 1979. It had its head office at 130 Adelaide St. West, Toronto. In 1981, it was Canada's ninth-largest bank with 70 branches across the country, and assets at June 30 of $1.6 billion.[3] Also in that year, Continental Bank absorbed its parent company, IAC.[4]

In 1985, after a loss of depositor confidence and a run on deposits that affected several small banks, the bank received a line of Credit from the Bank of Canada.[5] The bank and its remaining 55 branches were then acquired by Lloyds Bank Plc of the United Kingdom and became "Lloyds Bank Canada" in 1986.[6] Continental Bank continued to exist as a chartered bank until 1996 because of a dispute with Revenue Canada.[7] Lloyds Bank sold its Canadian operations to HongKong Bank of Canada in 1990, which became HSBC Bank Canada.

Second Continental Bank


In 2013 a new bank named "Continental Bank of Canada" was chartered.[8] Before being chartered, the company had been operating as Continental Currency Exchange. It continues to operate under that name and focus on providing foreign exchange services through its 19 branches across Ontario.[9]

See also



  1. ^ a b Sawyer, Deborah C. "Continental Bank of Canada". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Branch, Legislative Services (January 2003). "Consolidated federal laws of canada, An Act to incorporate Continental Bank of Canada".
  3. ^ "Continental Bank of Canada Shifts", New York Times, September 1, 1981
  4. ^ "Industrial Acceptance Corporation Ltd". Canadian Corporate Reports: McGill Digital Archive. McGill Library. 2005. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2024.
  5. ^ Charles Albert Eric Goodhart (1995). The Central Bank and the Financial System. MIT Press. p. 377. ISBN 978-0-262-07167-3. Continental Bank of Canada.
  6. ^ "Canadian Bank Sales Ok'd". 10 Nov 1986.
  7. ^ "Continental Bank of Canada - Company Update. - Free Online Library".
  8. ^ Gazette, Government of Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Integrated Services Branch, Canada (18 January 2014). "Canada Gazette – GOVERNMENT NOTICES".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Working at Continental Bank of Canada".