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Bank of Montreal (Banque de Montreal), Montreal

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The Bank of Montreal, operating as BMO Financial Group and commonly shortened to BMO, is one of the Big Five banks in Canada. It is the fourth-largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and based on assets, and among the ten largest banks in North America.On June 23, 1817, John Richardson and eight merchants signed the Articles of Association to establish the Bank of Montreal in a rented house in Montreal, Quebec. The bank officially began conducting business on November 3, 1817, making it Canada's oldest bank. BMO's Institution Number (or bank number) is 001. In Canada, the bank operates as BMO Bank of Montreal and has more than 900 branches, serving over seven million customers. The company also has substantial operations in the Chicago area and elsewhere in the United States, where it operates as BMO Harris Bank. BMO Capital Markets is BMO's investment and corporate banking division, while the wealth management division is branded as BMO Nesbitt Burns.The company is ranked at number 131 on the Forbes Global 2000 list.The company has not missed a dividend payment since 1829, paying dividends consistently through major world crises such as World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and the 2008 financial crisis; this makes the Bank of Montreal's dividend payment history one of the longest in the world.HistoryThe Bank of Montreal was founded in 1817 as the first bank in Canada. The Bank of Montreal established branches in Newfoundland on January 31, 1895, following the collapse of the Newfoundland Commercial Bank and Union Bank of Newfoundland on December 10, 1894.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful buildings of Montreal and also one of the oldest. Built in 1847 in order to impress by its wealth, he still managed to fulfill his vocation. You can visit the Interior richly decorated during the normal business hours and there is a small museum between 2 entry doors! Don't miss the majestic black columns and ceilings!
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  • Right on the square of the Cathedral of Notre Dame is on display the façade of this important Bank. Classical, austere façade that mal is combined with an environment where every architectural trend looks detached from every desire and possibility of amalgam. But, in this questionable context, this Bank has full presence and performs its task well 19th of attestation of a classicism still present in other parts of Old Montreal.
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  • This bank is BMO it's located in place d'armes, this building has an interesting architecture. This bank is very important in the Canada history because of It participated in different structure proje...  more »
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  • Useful 24-hour ATM just inside the entrance - the Notre Dame cathedral only takes cash for entry. However it charges you $3 per withdrawal with a $500 per withdrawal limit.
  • Meh, it's a bank, right? True, but this one of once the bank's flagship. Just go and check out the lobby.
  • Nice place
  • What a pompous, extravagant interior! A must - see.
  • This is the most beautiful bank ever

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