Additional Services

At Kootenay Savings, we offer a full range of financial services including a variety of 'other' services you might not think about everyday. From foreign drafts and wire transfers to safety deposit boxes and travellers cheques, we can meet your everyday banking needs.


Money Transfers

A money wire transfer is an electronic way of sending Canadian and most foreign currencies from one person or entity to another worldwide

Money Wire Transfer may be recommended when sending money to a recipient who will deposit the funds to a financial institution outside of Canada, or when:

  • Transferring more than $3,000 CDN per transaction
  • Transferring more than $10,000 CDN in a 24 hour time period, or the same week

You may need an appointment to complete this transaction, call 1.800.665.5728 for more information.  Fees apply, see here.

There may be faster and more cost-effective options to consider, such as:

If a Money Wire Transfer is right for you, here’s what you need from your Recipient to send a Money Wire Transfer:

Information about the receiving financial institution (Recipient can obtain this information from their financial institution)
  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Transit or Swift Code
Information about the recipient
  1. Name
  2. Physical and Mailing Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Account Number (or iBAN, if applicable)
Not a member of Kootenay Savings but would like to send or receive a Money Wire Transfer, click here for more information.

For more information, please contact your branch.

Foreign Drafts

US Foreign Drafts are a safe and secure way of sending money through the mail. Plus you don't have the added worry of carrying large sums of cash or sending a personal cheque through the mail.  Visit your local branch to purchase a foreign draft.  *Fees will apply.



Safety Deposit

Safeguard your valuables against loss, theft, and fire with a Safety Deposit Box.  Available at all branches and accessible during branch hours, a Safety Deposit Box provides you with peace of mind knowing your personal items are secure. Available in a variety of sizes for a low annual fee, see here.  Visit or call your branch to find out more.


Foreign Currency

American Express Travellers Cheques, accepted around the world, are available for purchase at Kootenay Savings (US & Canadian Currency only).  Additionally, we buy and sell over 60 foreign currencies and are able to negotiate foreign cheques.  

For more information, please call 1-800-665-5727 or your local branch.