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Similarly, if you bank through TD Canada Trust in Canada, consider getting a card from TD Bank in the US. They too take into consideration both Canadian and US credit history in applying for a credit card.
RBC and TD, in terms of cross-border banking in general, has its share of tradeoffs. Both allow you to view all of your Canadian and US accounts (including credit card) from one portal, but in general, TD has the better credit card offerings (TD at least has a 1% card. RBC doesn't unless you pony up an annual fee, but all RBC cards are Visa Signature) and exchange rate (TD's Borderless account gives you better rates even if you don't have a US account), while RBC cross-border transfers are faster. (Both are free if you own accounts on both sides of the border, but TD is just rebating international wire transfers while RBC has instant transfer.) TD generally allows your bank fees to be waived if you jump through enough hoops, but RBC's offering might be better if TD doesn't operate in your part of the country.
If you are American and you bank with TD, this is likely to be a two-way street: it's likely that you can get set up with a TD Canada Trust account if you bank with TD Bank, and apply for Canadian credit cards off of US credit history. I don't bank with them, so don't take my word for it (it's more likely that you get stiffed).
BMO does not offer any cross-border banking, and though folks at Bank of America like to harp about their alliance with ScotiaBank all the time, the two banks don't coordinate on any cross-border solutions a la RBC or TD (let alone allow ScotiaBank customers to apply for Bank of America's vast offerings).
From the credit card standpoint, I'm surprised that card issuers such as Capital One do not offer something for cross border credit card needs (like with American Express). But it's likely because Capital One's Canadian clientele and the US clientele are very different.
Current Credit Scores:
Experian - 655 (3-3-13, FICO from lender)
Equifax - 726 (3-21-13, FICO from lender), 677 (6-16-13, FICO ScorePower Report)
TransUnion - 722 (10-10-14, FICO from Discover statement)
Equifax Canada - 810 (6-16-13, FICO ScorePower Report)
TransUnion Canada - 812 (6-16-13, TransRisk Report)
Current Credit Cards:
RBC Rewards Gold Visa - $5500 CAD
Bank of America Cash Rewards - $9500 USD
Capital One PlayStation - $2750 USD
American Express Blue Cash Everyday - $4000 USD
Discover It - $5500 USD