Cait Flanders Victoria-based personal finance blogger from blondeonabudget.ca

“Not having to pay (monthly) fees is a huge deal. I haven’t paid any fees in the six years I’ve been with (Coast Capital Savings) beyond a one-time $5 membership when I first joined. I’ve been saving about $200 per year, but the reason I’ll never go back to a bank is really due to the service I get at my credit union.”