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Kindred just made it easier to open an account online

KITCHENER, ON – Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) is making it easier to experience Banking with Purpose thanks to the launch of digital account opening. Now, it’s simple and quick to open a Kindred chequing or savings account on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything they do, making the credit union a one-of-a-kind choice for people across Ontario who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

“We’re committed to making tools available to enrich our members’ banking experience,” says Ian Thomas, chief executive officer. “As the pandemic continues, we recognize that providing a variety of ways to bank is now a necessity rather than simply a convenience.” Ian adds, “The launch of digital account opening is the first of many new solutions we are bringing to our members. We’re offering choice and expanding accessibility, so that we can give those who choose Kindred the option to experience Banking with Purpose wherever they’re at.”

Kindred partnered with Alberta-based thirdstream, Inc., to create its cloud-based account opening solution. “Kindred plays a central role in the lives of its members and their communities. We’re pleased to help them grow their membership and open access to people across Ontario by creating a streamlined digital experience,” offers thirdstream’s chief executive officer Keith Ginter.

Ian also notes that “Kindred continues to deliver solutions that allow members to get the access and advice they need, when and where they choose."

Additional functionality, including online loan applications, will become available as Kindred continues to expand its digital banking options. Ontarians can learn more about Kindred and start the account opening process at


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

Media Contact

Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, Ext. 5211


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