Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is one of the largest financial services providers in North America. BMO serves its 34,000 clients across Canada through BMO Bank of Montreal and BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's largest full-service investment firms; and in the United States through Chicago-based Harris. BMO Harris Private Banking has been selected as the best private bank and BMO InvestorLine is ranked as the number one online brokerage in Canada.
BMO Bank of Montreal has been a long-standing and integral part of B.C. since 1887. BMO employs more than 2,800 people in British Columbia — with 141 bank branches and six BMO Nesbitt Burns offices, not including locations in BMO Bank of Montreal branches.
BMO Bank of Montreal is the number two small business lender in Canada, with over 19% market share, and is committed to becoming the number one small business lender.