Getting Started

Welcome to CUA

CUA is excited to help you open the door to your financial future. We can't wait to introduce you to our flexible products and personalized services, show you the benefits of CUA being Halifax-based and knowing the marketplace and our nimble approach to decision-making that gets you the answers you're looking for, fast.

Account options

At CUA, we know that one size does not fit all. So we offer you a variety of accounts to meet your day-to-day banking needs. With competitive fees and great features, finding your match is simple.

Ways to bank

We make banking easy and convenient by providing you with a variety of services that allow you to access and manage your money from almost anywhere.

We’re here to provide options that work for you:

Open an account

What you need

  • ID - To open your account, you will be required to provide CUA with one piece of Government issued ID. This could include a driver's license, a Nova Scotia ID card or a passport. 
  • $5 Share - Opening an account with CUA includes a one-time investment of $5 (1 share at $5.00) that stays on deposit in a common share account, and may be redeemed if you choose to close your accounts. The CUA common share requirement is not a fee to join CUA, but an investment. This investment is retained as equity in CUA on your behalf.
If you have questions, we would love to hear from you. Please contact a member of the CUA team at 902.492.6500 or at

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