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Simplii GIC Interest Rate Changes
November 29, 2018
9:37 am
Bud
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I think fs brokers get a bit automatically for retention wrap or not.
The theory maybe like a credit card ur more likely to spend/invest "silly" at a full serve house.

December 1, 2018
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hotmony said
I think fs brokers get a bit automatically for retention wrap or not.
The theory maybe like a credit card ur more likely to spend/invest "silly" at a full serve house.  

The deposit/investment brokerage business doesn't quite work that way. There is no trailer fee on a GIC. So, if the brokerage house doesn't receive any net commission, then the firm isn't going to pay the individual broker anything either.

At best, the individual broker with a large book of non-commission generating accounts will be given extra time to generate commissions, should the individual fail to meet their commission quota.

January 4, 2019
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Simplii lowered GIC rates for 1 year to 3.00% p.a. and for 5 years to 3.40% p.a., matching Tangerine.

March 6, 2019
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Simplii also lowered GIC rates as of yesterday.

I think I am going to love the GIC rate history page sf-smile

March 6, 2019
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hwyc said
Simplii also lowered GIC rates as of yesterday.

I think I am going to love the GIC rate history page sf-smile  

Not sure what you mean about the rate history. This drop could be anticipated once Tangerine dropped their rates and Oaken announced the same.

March 6, 2019
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2of3aintbad said

Not sure what you mean about the rate history. This drop could be anticipated once Tangerine dropped their rates and Oaken announced the same.  

https://www.highinterestsavings.ca/profile/simplii-financial/gic-rate-history/

March 23, 2019
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March 23, 2019
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Vatox said
GIC rates lowered today. Below Tang now.

https://www.highinterestsavings.ca/profile/simplii-financial/gic-rate-history/  

Not too surprising - they've done pretty well and retaining their existing business and likely even growing it a bit. Looking at the "Big 5" bank annual reports, Scotiabank (including Tangerine Bank) had the lowest CET1 and Total Capital Ratios of the group.

Cheers,
Doug

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