The Canadian Business History Association - l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is pleased to welcome BMO Financial Group as a Charter Corporate Member.
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group serves more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. BMO Financial Group consists of Bank of Montreal in Canada and internationally, BMO Harris Bank in the United States, and M&I Bank in the United States. Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank, opened for business on November 3, 1817. It provided Canada's first widely-recognized and circulated currency, and has played a major and continuing role in the development of the country. Today, it is one of Canada's pre-eminent financial institutions and a significant presence in the United States and world markets.