Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Restriction on tied selling
  •  (1) A bank shall not impose undue pressure on, or coerce, a person to obtain a product or service from a particular person, including the bank and any of its affiliates, as a condition for obtaining another product or service from the bank.

  • Marginal note:Favourable bank product or service tied to other sale

    (2) For greater certainty, a bank may offer a product or service to a person on more favourable terms or conditions than the bank would otherwise offer, where the more favourable terms and conditions are offered on the condition that the person obtain another product or service from any particular person.

  • Marginal note:Favourable other sale tied to bank product or service

    (3) For greater certainty, an affiliate of a bank may offer a product or service to a person on more favourable terms or conditions than the affiliate would otherwise offer, where the more favourable terms and conditions are offered on the condition that the person obtain another product or service from the bank.

  • Marginal note:Bank approval

    (4) A bank may require that a product or service obtained by a borrower from a particular person as security for a loan from the bank meet with the bank’s approval. That approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure

    (4.1) A bank shall, in accordance with the regulations, disclose the prohibition on coercive tied selling set out in subsection (1) in a statement in plain language that is clear and concise, displayed and available to customers and the public at all of its branches where products or services are offered in Canada, on all of its websites through which products or services are offered in Canada and at all prescribed points of service in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (4.2) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the purposes of subsection (4.1)

    • (a) respecting the time and place at which, and the form and manner in which, the prohibition on coercive tied selling set out in subsection (1) is to be disclosed, displayed and made available;

    • (b) defining “point of service”; and

    • (c) prescribing points of service.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) specifying types of conduct or transactions that shall be considered undue pressure or coercion for the purpose of subsection (1); and

    • (b) specifying types of conduct or transactions that shall be considered not to be undue pressure or coercion for the purpose of subsection (1).

  • 1997, c. 15, s. 55;
  • 1999, c. 28, s. 24.1(F);
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 124;
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 35;
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 48.