October 24, 2005 11:15 ET

National Bank to Hold Information Sessions for First-Time Homebuyers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2005) - On October 25 and 26, National Bank will be hosting 44 "First home" information sessions in over 30 cities across Quebec to meet the needs of prospective homebuyers.

Buying a first home is a major decision fraught with many questions. That's why National Bank wants to help demystify the process by giving participants the opportunity to meet with mortgage, insurance, legal, real estate and building experts and obtain helpful tips.

A variety of experts, including National Bank advisors, insurance consultants, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) representatives and notaries, will be on hand to offer practical advice on the following topics:

- The ABCs of buying a home (downpayments, the Home Buyers' Plan,
pre-approved loans, the role of housing professionals, mortgage
financing options, promotional offers and maximizing payments),
presented by National Bank;
- New homes and renovations, presented by the Association provinciale
des constructeurs d'habitations du Quebec (APCHQ);
- Resale homes and the role of real estate agents, presented by the
Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Quebec;
- Home insurance and life insurance, presented by National Bank
General Insurance;
- Protecting the legal interests of homebuyers, presented by Juris
- Loan insurance, presented by the CMHC.

National Bank offers a wide range of mortgage products and services and its knowledgeable experts can help clients choose the best solution for their needs.

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About National Bank

National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $110 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,049 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at

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Contact Information

  • National Bank of Canada
    Denis Dube
    Director - Public Relations Department
    (514) 394-8644