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What if business banking could get your tail wagging?

Meridian’s approach to serving businesses is simple:

Your business deserves services, advice, and offers customized to its unique situation.

Whether it’s streamlining everyday operations, succession planning, creating contingencies for unexpected challenges, or expanding, we’re here to help. Join Meridian and benefit from expert advisors with experience serving franchises, services designed for franchise owners, and a special banking offer.

Knowledgeable advisors at your service

Our advisors have a wealth of experience serving franchise owners – plus a lot of enthusiasm! Meet Chelsea Ridolfi and Chris Walker, experts who specialize in helping franchise businesses.

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Chelsea Ridolfi
Chelsea is a diligent, responsive Senior Small Business Advisor, helping Members with lending, investing, and cash management. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that she provides exceptional Member experience and is always happy to lend a hand. Chelsea combines her education, experience, and love for working with people to help Members identify needs and come up with a proper solution together.
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Chris Walker
Chris is a dedicated, creative Small Business Manager. With 18 years of experience in the industry, his broad experience helps him provide exceptional service to our Members, drawing on his expertise. He is currently responsible for small business lending, investments, and referrals to the Meridian partner network. For Chris, openness, honesty, and trust are the foundations of every productive and enduring relationship.

Get in touch directly


Starting a conversation about how Meridian can help your franchise business is easy. You can contact Chelsea Ridolfi directly at chelsea.ridolfi@meridiancu.ca. Or, give her a call at 289-241-3223

Business banking unleashed


We’re constantly working to create new services and offers that benefit your business. Take a peek at what you can look forward to as a Meridian Member.

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A special banking offer for your franchise
We’re committed to providing banking services unique to your business. Our customizable offer includes very competitive cash management services and account pricing options, along with great lending rates.

Review the offer:

Banking offer for Global Pet Foods Inc. Franchise (PDF, 35 KB)

A credit union that has your back

Anjum Aziz tells the story of opening a Popeyes franchise in St. Catharines with the help of Meridian.

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Succession planning services
We have all the advice and resources you need for a successful exit from your business – everything from succession planning sessions with our advisors to a easy-to-use tool to help you get started. Take a few minutes and try it out!
Try the Business Succession Planning Tool

Financial Resilience Score for Business

How resilient is your business? Complete our two-minute survey to find out where you stand when it comes to financial management, accessing capital, and business planning.

Get your score