The National Bank of Canada (NBC) is the sixth largest bank in Canada. It has a network of automated teller machines (ATMs) covering Quebec, as well as some major Canadian cities, including Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. The institution’s ATMs allow BNC customers to make withdrawals and deposits, but can also be used by customers of other banks to withdraw cash. Here is our opinion on the National Bank’s ATMs.

What currency denominations can be withdrawn at a National Bank ATM?

In terms of the variety of denominations that can be withdrawn, National Bank ATMs are less accommodating than those of the major Canadian banks. In fact, the ATMs of the major banks generally allow you to withdraw $5, $20, $50 and $100 bills. At the NBC ATMs, you are limited to $20 bills.

What are the withdrawal fees for non-customers?

National Bank customers can make withdrawals without paying a convenience fee at any of the financial institution’s ATMs. However, if you are not a BNC customer, you will be charged a $4 convenience fee, which may be supplemented by other fees charged by your financial institution.

The convenience fee does not represent the entire cost of withdrawing money from an ATM of a bank where you are not a customer. In addition to the convenience fee, there may be Interac access fees, between $0 and $1.90, and transaction fees between $0 and $2. Of course, you won’t pay any additional transaction fees if your banking package includes a certain number of transactions per month, or if you have a no-fee Canadian chequing account.

According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the total fee for withdrawing money from another bank’s ATM ranges from $1 to $7.90, and the fee for withdrawing money from a private ATM ranges from $1.50 to $8.90!

How do I make a deposit at a National Bank ATM?

National Bank ATMs are state of the art, so BNC customers can deposit cash or cheques by inserting them directly into the slot provided. This envelope-less technology allows for faster deposit processing, and prevents National Bank customers from having to postpone deposits due to a lack of envelopes.

How do I find a National Bank ATM?

National Bank ATMs can be found in most of its bank branches, but also in many shopping malls. The easiest way to find the National Bank ATM nearest you is to use the National Bank ATM locator. Simply enter your postal code or city, and the locator will generate a map of nearby National Bank ATMs.

National Bank ATM Rating

Number of currency denominations1/5
Client withdrawal fees3/5
Deposit experience5/5
ATM accessibility4.5/5
According to our rating grid, the National Bank’s ATM is slightly behind the other big banks in Canada. This is mainly because of the lack of currency denominations offered. We think that the NBC ATMs earn an overall rating of 3.25/5.3.25/5

How would you like to save hundreds of dollars in bank fees?

Find the best chequing account for your needs


Find the best account