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History. Heritage. Heart. CIBC has come a long way. Check out our timeline.
2016 – 2017
Banking at the top
CIBC introduces Canada’s first ski-thru ATM at the top of Whistler Mountain at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia.
first to launch
CIBC is the first bank in Canada to launch Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, making it easy to pay for purchases with a wave of your smartphone.
Awards and recognition
With consecutive top ranking in online banking functionality, an award-winning app and recognition as the Financial Institution Innovator of the Year, CIBC Digital continues to build the future of banking.
CIBC’s innovative Tim Hortons® Double Double® Visa Card wins an IVIE Award for Canadian Payments Benefiting Consumers.
CIBC introduces eDeposits to Canada, making it easy to deposit a cheque by taking a picture with a smartphone.
CIBC partners with Rogers Communications to introduce mobile payments to Canada so clients can use a smartphone to pay for purchases.
Mobile banking? CIBC was first! CIBC becomes the first bank in Canada to release a banking app for the iPhone.
CIBC is the first bank to offer automated telephone banking service across Canada.
CIBC is the first Canadian bank to offer flexible mortgages, giving clients the choice of paying monthly or semi-monthly, weekly or biweekly.
Computers-first! CIBC becomes the first Canadian Bank to adopt the personal computer for use by tellers.
A flying bank! CIBC introduces the first flying Banking Centre in North America. Providing banking services to remote northern communities, the DC3 left Yellowknife once a month, covering more than 2,500 kilometres over 5 stops.
CIBC is the first Canadian bank to introduce a 24-hour cash dispenser. Activated with a key, plastic card and personal identification number, clients could withdraw only $30 at a time, which came prepackaged in a plastic envelope.
CIBC launches a floating branch, complete with teller window, on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.
CIBC opens a branch in Inuvik more than 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, making it the northernmost bank branch in North America.
CIBC unveils a drive-in branch in Toronto.
CIBC rolls out mobile banking with a trailer that has Mobile Unit #1 painted on the side.
CIBC becomes the first Canadian bank to establish a personal loans department.
CIBC built 70 prefabricated and pre-painted branches between 1905 and 1911 in Western Canada.
Come in, we’re open! CIBC opens for business on May 15, 1867.