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Start your financial journey with us

Our student banking options are here to help you reach your financial goals, while you work towards your academic ones. Manage your money and access it wherever your studies take you with digital, mobile, and in person options.

Student borrowing

School is a big investment. Take advantage of our student loan options for support.


International student mortgage

Find your home in Nova Scotia while studying here. There are mortgages to help. 

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Free banking

Everything you need in one place

With day-to-day banking at your fingertips and advice when you need it, we’re here to make sure you feel like your finances are A+.

  • Affordable chequing account packages
  • Free savings account
  • Free instant Interac e-Transfers®
  • Cash back and other credit cards

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Online and mobile banking

On the go, just like you

Online and mobile banking means you can cross tasks off your list without ever leaving campus. It’s your credit union, to go.

  • Send and receive instant Interac e-Transfers®
  • Deposit a cheque with your phone
  • Pay bills online

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Stay connected

So many ways to bank

When you bank with East Coast CU, you’re never far away from support or access to your funds. Manage your accounts online or via our secure mobile app. The latest digital tools make sure you have what you need, when you need it.

  • Use ATMs for free across Canada
  • Deposit cheques by phone
  • Phone or video call with advisors
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Get help funding your education

Our bursary program is for students going in to their first year of post-secondary education. It is awarded based on community and school involvement, rather than grades. Read up on the options available to you.

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Events and resources

Keeping tabs on your financial wellness

We want to make sure you always feel confident and in control of your finances. With our events and workshops, you’ll never be far from the answers you need. We run workshops on topics like:

  • Introduction to basic banking
  • Student presentations
  • Managing debt and more
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Expert advice

With you all the way

In your financial journey, school is just the beginning. See how your expert advisors can be with you every step of the way.

  • Stay on track with budget planning
  • Saving for your future
  • Borrowing responsibly for large purchases

You can count on us

Online or in person, we’re here to help with all the banking services you need: