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[Meridian] 1% bonus (up to $750) when you transfer TFSA or RRSP to Meridian (ON)

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Vhgrone wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 1:59 pm
Looks like Meridian will cover the transfer fees up to $45. Just saw in one of their Facebook posts.
Went to their facebook page and didn't see anything about covering transfer fee. where did you see it and what does it say?
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I spoke with a rep in branch and they said they will cover $50 transfer?
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Thanks for hghlighting this good deal, OP!

Quick question: I am in BC and it does not seem like they have any physical branches outside of Ontario. Does anyone know of any credit unions / banks matching thier offer(s) or even coming close to them in BC? I am a bit old fashioned and prefer to visit a physical branch.
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I recently moved my TFSA over to Meridian and the rep I have been dealing with over email has confirmed I am eligible for the 1% promo even though I'm in Alberta. I'm definitely tempted by their 34 months promo at 3.4% plus 1%. I'm going to confirm the details on Monday but if I can get 4.4% guaranteed I think I'll go with it.
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forgetpwd wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 5:39 pm
we’ll give you a 1% cash bonus up to $7501

there are some fine prints i could not find. it's $750 ^1, can't find the superscription. so if i transfer BOTH tfsa (75000) AND RSP (75000), do i get 750 + 750 = 1500?
how do you get 75k in TFSA if the limit is 63.5K ?
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wilbrod wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 10:41 pm
I recently moved my TFSA over to Meridian and the rep I have been dealing with over email has confirmed I am eligible for the 1% promo even though I'm in Alberta. I'm definitely tempted by their 34 months promo at 3.4% plus 1%. I'm going to confirm the details on Monday but if I can get 4.4% guaranteed I think I'll go with it.
1% is just one time bonus when you transfer and isn't compounded anually.
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55ab55 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:14 pm
1% is just one time bonus when you transfer and isn't compounded anually.
That's what I need to clarify.. below is the quote from his last email with me asking if my TFSA account I just opened had the bonus 1% applied to it.

"[Your TFSA account] is getting the normal 2.9% in the variable as a TFSA. It would apply for the 34 month special at 3.35%. I can lock it in for that term VIA email confirmation from you."

I'm going to follow up as 4.35% for ~3 years would be neat.
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krypton wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 10:54 pm
how do you get 75k in TFSA if the limit is 63.5K ?
$63.5K is what you can contribute as a max if you were 18+ in 2009 and have never contributed before. If you contributed every year since the program started then you should have accumulated annual compound tfsa interest which would get you to $75K or higher.
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wilbrod wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 10:41 pm
I recently moved my TFSA over to Meridian and the rep I have been dealing with over email has confirmed I am eligible for the 1% promo even though I'm in Alberta. I'm definitely tempted by their 34 months promo at 3.4% plus 1%. I'm going to confirm the details on Monday but if I can get 4.4% guaranteed I think I'll go with it.
Their 3 year gic rate is 3.45% per year and the 1% would be a 1-time bonus, you would be getting an overall average gic rate of 3.78% per year for 3 yrs. Still better than any market bonds can offer.
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To me the best deal is 18 months at 3.25% with the 1% bonus it gives you an average of 3.91% over the 18 months. Although there is uncertainty the Bank of Canada should raise again at least once in 2019. IMO, too early to lock in for the mid-term (3 years).
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Hey guys... can I max out my TD TFSA then transfer it to meridian before March 1st? Would that work? I just want to make sure I can transfer from TFSA to TFSA in the same calendar year and it won't count twice towards my contribution room...
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tshayan wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 9:11 am
Hey guys... can I max out my TD TFSA then transfer it to meridian before March 1st? Would that work? I just want to make sure I can transfer from TFSA to TFSA in the same calendar year and it won't count twice towards my contribution room...
Yes you can. I had mine with Tangerine, and to transfer between TFSA, tangerine would charge 45$ for the application, and meridian will rebate that fee. I just went to the branch last night. So nice to have a clear quick and no sale pitch visit.
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Guys, just dont confuse the 1%, it is not paid monthly. It is only paid as a lump sum at the beginning based on the initial deposit and that's it.
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