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New Chequing account only without hard check ?

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New Chequing account only without hard check ?

Looking into online or can apply in branch.
Whats the situation right now ?

Just found : CIBC chq a/c if opened online will need a hard check.
But at branch you have to specifically notify the worker that you dont want hard check and deny consent.
Last edited by MyNameIsJeff on Apr 9th, 2019 3:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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There's no hard checks associated with opening a new chequing account
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Hard pull for new account holder at:
  • Simplii
  • Motive
  • Motusbank (??)
  • DUCA

I think Tang is a softie.
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titaniumtux wrote: Hard pull for new account holder at:
  • Simplii
  • Motive
  • Motusbank (??)
  • DUCA

I think Tang is a softie.
Is there something I'm not getting? Why are these banks doing hard pulls? No one's borrowing money from them, what do they care.
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titaniumtux wrote: Hard pull for new account holder at:
  • Simplii
  • Motive
  • Motusbank (??)
  • DUCA

I think Tang is a softie.
If it helps, Tangerine, cheq (without overdraft) and savings account opening was a soft check for me when I opened the account years ago.
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Shadow Rider wrote: Is there something I'm not getting? Why are these banks doing hard pulls? No one's borrowing money from them, what do they care.
This is my pet peeve! I dont get how they get to be careless like this. The the general use for a credit check is to evaluate and log requests for credit. Its lame how some banks get away with this.
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Shadow Rider wrote: Is there something I'm not getting? Why are these banks doing hard pulls? No one's borrowing money from them, what do they care.
martydxb wrote: This is my pet peeve! I dont get how they get to be careless like this. The the general use for a credit check is to evaluate and log requests for credit. Its lame how some banks get away with this.
+1

Mind you FWIW, those FI's justify chq accounts as accounts with more fees, and potentially overdraft. Overdraft is a credit approval.

But ya, I don't endorse HP's for chq accounts.
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martydxb wrote: This is my pet peeve! I dont get how they get to be careless like this. The the general use for a credit check is to evaluate and log requests for credit. Its lame how some banks get away with this.
A higher credit score means you get a higher immediate cheque release limit and (usually) can withdraw more cash from an ATM. It may also have an impact on your Interac limit. You can refuse a credit check, but you'll have lower limits.
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FoFai2015 wrote: A higher credit score means you get a higher immediate cheque release limit and (usually) can withdraw more cash from an ATM. It may also have an impact on your Interac limit. You can refuse a credit check, but you'll have lower limits.
These Banks mentioned earlier in the thread do not leave the option for not allowing a hard inquiry such as simplii
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martydxb wrote: These Banks mentioned earlier in the thread do not leave the option for not allowing a hard inquiry such as simplii
Depends. Most subbies (aside Tang) won't budge without a HP. But, big banks will likely accept opening an account and skipping the HP, which will result in lower deposit limits.
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martydxb wrote: These Banks mentioned earlier in the thread do not leave the option for not allowing a hard inquiry such as simplii
That doesn't sound legal. There have been a few court cases over "requirements" for credit checks.

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