A chequing account offers easy access to your money for your daily transactional needs and helps keep your cash secure.
By owning an account, you can use a debit card or cheques to make purchases or pay bills, or make online transactions, like paying your credit card balances.
It usually has lower transaction fees than a savings account, but you might have to pay a monthly service fee.
Some accounts offer an option to avoid the monthly fee by keeping a certain amount in your daily balance.
Most chequing accounts do not earn interest, and even those that do typically earn less than a savings account at the same financial institution.
Some banks offer no monthly fee accounts for students, youth and seniors.
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The online, direct banks do not charge a monthly fee and even do not charge a fee for most of the transactions.
Still, traditional banks offer in-person expertise and customer service from trained bankers.
Plus, an online bank can't notarize your documents, issue Certified Cheques or Bank Drafts in a timely manner, or make changes for you.