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Contest: Manitoba credit union survey
September 3, 2012
8:51 pm
Peter
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We have our second survey on this site, this time on Manitoba credit unions! Enter for a chance to win one of 2 $50 prizes!

http://survey.highinterestsavi.....dit-unions

Got ideas for other surveys? Post a response in this thread!

September 8, 2012
5:40 pm
Brian
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Survey of financial planners who would be willing to work with ETF portfolio's for 25 basis points with a minimium account size of 1 million.

October 6, 2012
5:26 pm
Peter
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I have now closed the survey. Thanks to everybody for participating! I have drawn and e-mailed the two potential prize winners. If they do not respond by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 9, I will re-draw the prize(s).

We had 70 responses. It was skewed towards those who do have an account with a Manitoba credit union (66%). Of those, the most popular ones were AcceleRate, then Hubert, then Achieva.

17% of respondents had never heard of the Manitoba credit unions before they took the survey.

Top concerns were:
- "Hard to access my money"
- "I don't feel safe putting my money there"
- "They're not local"

The main reason for people to consider banking with a Manitoba credit union was far and away for higher interest rates.

Full results to be posted soon!

October 8, 2012
10:22 am
Peter
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I've now posted the full results:
http://survey.highinterestsavi.....dit-unions

Some interesting comments related to:

  • Deposit insurance: some are happy about the fact that deposit insurance is unlimited, but many are also concerned about how safe their money is.
  • Some are concerned about accessibility of funds and not being able to speak to customer service representatives face-to-face
  • Many people have no worries about banking with Manitoba credit unions (note that two thirds of respondents have banked with a Manitoba credit union)
  • General availability: general confusion about whether non Manitoba residents can open accounts. The answer being that yes, they can.
October 9, 2012
4:39 pm
Doug
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Great survey results, Peter. :)

I found one of my responses listed:

"I have recently moved my money out of Hubert Financial, a division of Sunova Credit Union, due to the limited access, lower returns on their high-interest savings accounts versus competitors and lack of a free, unlimited chequing account. They have also yet to pay me a member dividend. I still maintain my membership, only $100 in member equity shares and do have $100.35 on deposit."

Could anyone else tell if that was my response? ;)

Cheers,
Doug

October 9, 2012
5:11 pm
Peter
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Hehehe, I remember the discussion about purchasing extra shares!

October 12, 2012
8:42 am
RetirEd
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Wow - only 3 days or less to claim a prize? This forum isn't active enough to make me come by that often.
RetirEd

October 16, 2012
1:35 pm
Doug
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Peter said

Hehehe, I remember the discussion about purchasing extra shares!

An update on Hubert Financial dividends from CSR "Tara" via an online chat session:

"Tara says:
Yes and here was my response. Our dividends are paid annually based on the previous years ending balance. You will be paid a dividend in December this year. If you provide me your member number and secret password I can confirm"
...
"Doug says:
So the reason no dividend was paid last year (2011) in mid-December was because I was not a member in 2010. Gotcha.
Tara says:
Exactly. Historically the dividends have paid very well so it is always exciting to find out. I will be sure to let you know."

I'll keep you guys updated on what the dividend amount will be for me (I have $100 in member equity shares; each share is $5).

Cheers,
Doug

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