The National Bank of Canada history, profile and corporate video

   The National Bank of Canada is a Canadian Bank headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded as the Banque Nationale on May 4, 1859.

   In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, Banque Nationale merged with Banque d’Hochelaga, and the newly merged bank was renamed “Banque Canadienne Nationale” (“Canadian National Bank”).

   In November 1979, the Provincial Bank of Canada and BCN (Banque Canadienne Nationale) decided to merge under the new name “National Bank of Canada”.

   The company operates through the following segments: Personal, Business, and Wealth Management.


   The Personal segment provides bank accounts, credit cards, borrowing, mortgages, savings and investments, and insurance.


   The Business segment involves banking solutions, credit cards, financing, investing, and international solutions.

Wealth Management

   The Wealth Management segment focuses on the investment solutions, trust solutions, lending services, and other wealth management solutions

   With more than 25 000 employees and a network of 422 branches, the National Bank of Canada is considered one of the largest commercial banks in Canada. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.nbc.ca”.

**Video published on YouTube by “National Bank of Canada“.