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Commercial Banking in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Commercial Banking in Canada

Despite certain adversity that emerged as a result of the global financial crisis, the Commercial Banking industry in Canada had an impressive performance over the five years to 2018. Banks have done an exceptional job of diversifying revenue streams and overcoming limits imposed by low interest rates and increasing regulations. The industry primarily generates revenue through interest income sources such as business loans and mortgages, but it also generates income through noninterest sources, which include fees on a variety of services and commissions. Industry revenue generated by interest income sources depends on demand for loans by consumers and the interest banks can charge on that capital it lends out. Therefore, low interest rates over the past five years have limited the price banks can charge for loans. Over the five years to 2023, projected increases in interest rates and improvements in corporate profit are anticipated to boost interest income from lending products.

Operators in this industry provide financial services to retail and business clients in the form of commercial, industrial and consumer loans. Banks also accept deposits from customers, which are used as a source of funding for the loans. Banks in this industry include those that are regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Overnight rate
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Royal Bank of Canada (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Toronto-Dominion Bank (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Scotiabank (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Bank of Montreal (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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