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Rates Cut to 1.75
July 9, 2009
4:07 pm
Forum Posts: 5
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June 2, 2009
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The rate for the high interest account has been cut to 1.75%

July 10, 2009
12:28 am

I guess it's a good thing (if they keep it up) having that bonus 1% interest payout annually. Or is that subject to change as well? Also glad I got into the 3 month 1 % extra interest plan...

Overall much happier having a few bucks over there than getting 0.75% at rbc 🙂

July 10, 2009
4:26 am

Looking back, I didn't think Canadian Tire Financial was going to last this long, I thought it was more of a gimmick than anything. But boy, was I wrong. Shoulda put my money there with them rather than PCF!


July 10, 2009
8:54 am

I just finished transferring a whole whack of cash to these guys, and literally the next day they dropped their rate. I can't say I'm too surprised though, as from their perspective this is probably the best move on their part. Their new rate of 1.75% is still higher than the rest of the "full-service" online banks, but lower than Peoples Trust, which doesn't provide online access to balances. So people wanting to move their cash have to decide between lower-interest and better-features at CT, or higher interest and next to no features at People's Trust. Expect PT to lower it's rate to 2.00% soon.

July 11, 2009
7:22 pm

Canadian Tire has proven to be a real strong provider of these services, however, there are others that offer as good, if not better rates, with a full service online banking platform. I have an account with Achieva Financial for almost 10 years and while I don't do my day to day banking with them, I have always had a great experience, consistently very competive rates on Savings, GICs & my RSPs which I started moving from ING as they can't match their rates. While they do not have a bank to bank feature, they provide me cheques and an ATM card...even $1 per month is given to me for simply taking my account statement online.

So...there are very good offerings out there if you are prepared to look.

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