What are the 'Big Six Banks'

The big six banks is a term used in Canada to describe the National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank, The Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The Bank of Nova Scotia and TD Canada Trust.

BREAKING DOWN 'Big Six Banks'

The National Bank of Canada, the sixth largest retail bank in Canada, is not to be confused with the Canadian central bank, the Bank of Canada.

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