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Alterna Bank High Interest eSavings Account

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jfmartel wrote:
Apr 18th, 2017 3:39 pm
Can't find the information to get a debit card. Is there one?
You have to call in to ask for it. They'll send it and the PIN to you about two weeks later.
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Just a note that alterna bank doesn't accept power of attorneys. I called and asked.
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I did a bank to bank transfer out from Alterna today around noon CST and it showed up at my other bank at 5pm CST. That was super quick! Not the norm, and a first for it happening on the same day for me. I must have just got the transfer in before some cut off. lol
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Although it is clearly stated that cheques are not allowed on eSavings it also says that POS is not allowed and it has been confirmed to work. (Also been told POS is possible by customer service).

Had a few situations where a cheque would have come in handy for my eSavings account.

I wonder what would happen if you tried to have some cheques printed by a third party supplier and tried to use them.
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minimalist wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 6:53 pm
Although it is clearly stated that cheques are not allowed on eSavings it also says that POS is not allowed and it has been confirmed to work. (Also been told POS is possible by customer service).

Had a few situations where a cheque would have come in handy for my eSavings account.

I wonder what would happen if you tried to have some cheques printed by a third party supplier and tried to use them.
I have wondered this as well as when you click on view cheque images... It gives the esavings accounts as options...

But I'm afraid to try.. I don't want my account frozen or shut down but if you want to try and report back... Let us know.
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Feb 24, 2017
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When I called in to order cheques for Alterna Bank, the rep asked if I wanted them for my eSavings account... o_O... I ended up getting them for the eChequing account so I don't know if this was just a misundertanding.. This rep also gave me the wrong bank and transit numbers..
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wadesj wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 10:49 pm
When I called in to order cheques for Alterna Bank, the rep asked if I wanted them for my eSavings account... o_O... I ended up getting them for the eChequing account so I don't know if this was just a misundertanding.. This rep also gave me the wrong bank and transit numbers..
Hmm, interesting...I wonder if you can actually order cheques on your eSavings account or if the rep made a mistake. Might try calling them today to try to order cheques.
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