RBC and TD also allow you to open true USD bank accounts (located in the US) without having to set foot in the US.
Both allow transfers from your Canadian USD bank account to you US USD bank account, although RBC transfers can be done entirely online without calling in. TD’s checking account on the US side has no fees with a min balance of $100 and RBC charges about $4 USD a month for their checking account.
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|| DRIPs w/o SPP: CHP.UN
|| Non DRIPs: AX.UN D.UN HR.UN JE PAR.UN PGF PWT QSR REI.UN SPB TPH
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