Credit Bureau Authorization, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Disclosures Applicable to Your BMO Credit Card Application


Credit Bureau Authorization

I consent to the Bank of Montreal (or the "Bank") obtaining credit information and other financially-related information about me from my employer, any credit bureau, any registry, any person who has or may have financial dealings with me, my telecommunications services provider or mobile services provider, and any references I have provided to the Bank to verify my identity. I consent to these third-parties disclosing this information to Bank of Montreal. The Bank may disclose such information to any credit bureau and to any person who has or may have financial dealings with me. The Bank will not obtain such information after my Cardholder Agreement ends, but may continue to disclose such information to maintain the integrity of the credit bureau system and credit granting process. I agree that if I am issued a Card, I am the only person permitted to use it. I have read the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Disclosure and Consent below and agree to be bound by them.


Terms and Conditions

I, the Applicant, certify the information provided in this application is true and correct and provide my express consent that you (Bank of Montreal) establish a BMO Mastercard Account in my name (the "Mastercard Account"). Please issue me the BMO Mastercard card (the "Card") applied for or such other card as you may approve, and send me renewals, substitutes or replacements issued from time to time at your discretion. I request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to allow me to use the Card in automated teller machines accessible with the Card and to complete purchases at chip-enabled terminals. I request the services available to holders of the Card that may be issued to me and understand that such services may vary or be terminated and that some services or benefits may only be available to me if I enter into separate agreements or obtain separate authorizations.

I acknowledge that some services or benefits, including the AIR MILES®† Reward Program are supplied by firms independent of you and that you are not responsible or liable for anything in connection with those services or benefits.

If you issue me a Card, I agree to abide by the Cardholder Agreement, as amended or replaced by you, which you send relating to that Card, and I agree that use of any Card applied for will show I received the Cardholder Agreement.

I will be responsible for all use of, any fees for, or other charges to the BMO Mastercard Account.

How the Bank Shares My Personal Information with LoyaltyOne, Co.

If I am approved for a BMO AIR MILES Mastercard card, I consent to you providing LoyaltyOne, Co. or its agents, any information reasonably required for the AIR MILES Reward Program (the "Program"), and if no AIR MILES Collector Number is shown on this form, I consent to you providing LoyaltyOne, Co. with my name and address for enrolment in the Program. If I am approved for a BMO AIR MILES Mastercard card, I consent to you providing LoyaltyOne, Co. with my email address, for the express purpose of LoyaltyOne, Co. obtaining my permission to send marketing communications from the AIR MILES Reward Program. By enrolling as a Collector in the AIR MILES Reward Program, I agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the AIR MILES Reward Program and I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information by LoyaltyOne, Co. in accordance with the AIR MILES Privacy Commitment. For complete Program Terms and Conditions or information about the AIR MILES Privacy Commitment, visit or call the AIR MILES Service Centre at 1-888-AIR-MILES (1-888-247-6453), in Toronto call 416-226-5171.

Please note: Purchase made with premium cards can impose higher acceptance costs on merchants.


Quebec Residents Only

It is the expressed wish of the parties that this agreement and related documents be drawn up in English. Il est la volonté expresse des parties que cette convention et tous les documents s'y rattachant soient rédigés en anglais.


Your Personal Information

BMO Financial Group is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information and wants to help you understand how we collect, use and share it. Please see our Privacy Code for details (available at, from any of our branches or by calling 1-877-225-5266. For clients who are deaf or hard of hearing, BMO supports calls (24/7) from third party relay service providers trained to relay communications through message relays (MRS) or video relays (VRS)).


What is Personal Information?

Your Personal Information includes information you provided to us or information we collected from other sources about you, such as your name, address, age, financial data, Social Insurance Number, or employment records, and other information that could be used to identify you.


Why do we need your Personal Information?

We collect your Personal Information to:



If we use your Personal Information for a different purpose, we will identify that purpose.


Sharing your Personal Information

BMO Financial Group consists of Bank of Montreal and its affiliates. Your Personal Information, including information about your authorized representatives and beneficiaries, is shared within BMO Financial Group, to the extent permitted by law, to:



Please see our Privacy Code for details.


Your Choices

Sharing: You may choose not to allow us to share account-specific information within BMO Financial Group, but you understand we will share your Personal Information where two or more BMO Financial Group affiliates provide you with jointly offered products or services. 


Direct marketing: You may choose not to allow us to use your Personal Information for direct marketing, such as mail, telemarketing or email informing you about products and services we think may be of interest and value to you.


Please see “Contact Us” in our Privacy Code for more details.