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What is covered by the exemption for funds “paid by a financial institution”?

This exemption is meant to cover a financial institution’s own funds, for example those advanced pursuant to a mortgage or loan agreement. Cheques, whether regular or certified, bank drafts or other forms of payment that are provided by anyone other than the financial institution directly on its own behalf, are not included in the exemption. For the exemption to apply, the financial institution must be a bank regulated by the Bank Act, an authorized foreign bank, a credit union or trust company or must otherwise meet the definition provided in the rule.