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Meridian: Who We Are

Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada, helping more than a quarter of a million Members in Ontario.

Our members are served by 1,900 employees in over 90 branches, 13 Business Banking Centres, our Contact Centre and Corporate Offices in communities across the province.

As a credit union, Meridian is 100% owned by its Members: we put their interests first. Profits are returned to them in the form of the best products, technology and services we can offer.

Our Members know that we have their backs.

With Meridian’s advisors, Members receive personalized advice to help them build wealth and achieve financial peace of mind at every life stage. Our employees have the ability and power to make decisions on the spot so we can proactively advise Members on the financial solutions that best meet their needs.  Many decisions on things like mortgages, loans and small business financing are made on the spot, in the branch by employees who know their Members well.   
 
Meridian combines exceptional Member service with a full range of products and services such as telephone, mobile and online electronic banking services that allow our Members to access their money anywhere, any time. In addition, a knowledgeable and helpful team is a phone call away through our Ontario based Contact Centre.

Meridian Members have access to services that are not available through the banks, including:

  • Surcharge-free access to over 3,700 EXCHANGE® Network ABMs across Canada and while in the United States, access to over 500,000 ABMs and more than 3 million point-of-sale terminals through the ACCEL® Network (fees may apply).  Internationally, access is provided through the Cirrus® Network (fees apply).
  • Unlimited insurance, unavailable at banks, on registered deposits like RRSPs and TFSA’s
  • We offer $250,000 insurance on regular deposits, the same coverage as banks.
  • We are committed to help grow the communities we live in. Each year, our over 90 branches participate in nearly 400 community events, programs and initiatives with non-profit partners.

In addition, nearly 50% of our employees support over 450 community organizations through volunteering, donating and fundraising activities.
 
For more information about Meridian, contact:
Teresa Pagnutti
(416) 597-4444 ext. 2667
Email: Teresa.Pagnutti@meridiancu.ca