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Sauerkraut wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 3:42 pm
Due to the recent Oaken/EQ liquidity news, I thought I would add another HISA account as a CDIC contingency.

Alterna Bank looks to be the next best one listed as 1.95% here, however their website says 1.90% for both the non-registered HISA and the TFSA account...

OP needs some updating.
What is the recent Oaken/EQ liquidity news?
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Sauerkraut wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 3:42 pm
Due to the recent Oaken/EQ liquidity news, I thought I would add another HISA account as a CDIC contingency.

Alterna Bank looks to be the next best one listed as 1.95% here, however their website says 1.90% for both the non-registered HISA and the TFSA account...

OP needs some updating.
I agree the OP needs updates.
Alterna is down to 1.90% today for both savings and TFSA.

Oaken/HT raised from 1.5 to 1.75% in the last couple of weeks and I'm sure there are others since January
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Sauerkraut wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 3:42 pm
Due to the recent Oaken/EQ liquidity news, I thought I would add another HISA account as a CDIC contingency.

Alterna Bank looks to be the next best one listed as 1.95% here, however their website says 1.90% for both the non-registered HISA and the TFSA account...

OP needs some updating.
Shawguy wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 8:18 pm
I agree the OP needs updates.
Alterna is down to 1.90% today for both savings and TFSA.

Oaken/HT raised from 1.5 to 1.75% in the last couple of weeks and I'm sure there are others since January
I triple admit that, so i will do it now.
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OP updated. No major changes except oaken up by 0.2%...also CDF has changed to something called Motive Financial?!
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angel_wing0 wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 1:10 am
CDF has also changed to something called Motive Financial?!
Just a name change. Nothing else.
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Which is best bank account that offers highest interest rate on the esavings account?
I believe Tangerine offers 2.5%
Has anyone used this?
Any other suggestions?
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deepthi2016 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 6:44 am
Which is best bank account that offers highest interest rate on the esavings account?
I believe Tangerine offers 2.5%
Has anyone used this?
Any other suggestions?
That is a promotional rate for a very short period of time.

There is a massive thread here that will compare all the rates

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/officia ... 17-698055/
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deepthi2016 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 6:44 am
Which is best bank account that offers highest interest rate on the esavings account?
I believe Tangerine offers 2.5%
Has anyone used this?
Any other suggestions?
Tangerine actually offers 0.80%. 2.5% is a promotion rate. If it's just normal rates, EQ is the highest at 2.0%. Check the OP for more info~
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why suddenly i m getting so many targeted promo offers?

pcf just send me a 2.5% till aug 31
tang ... 2.25 till jul 31
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ValueHunter999 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 12:42 pm
why suddenly i m getting so many targeted promo offers?

pcf just send me a 2.5% till aug 31
tang ... 2.25 till jul 31
Clearly the hunter has become the hunted.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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ace604 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 12:58 pm
Clearly the hunter has become the hunted.
should i be worry?
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ValueHunter999 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 12:42 pm
why suddenly i m getting so many targeted promo offers?

pcf just send me a 2.5% till aug 31
tang ... 2.25 till jul 31
i got the pcf one too, no need to worry :lol:
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angel_wing0 wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 4:11 pm
i got the pcf one too, no need to worry :lol:
being hunted is a scary thought ... :rolleyes:

sofar i got promo offer from td, tang(per:3.21%,biz:2.25%), pcf 2.5% ... i m quickly running out of cash ...
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EQ announced a rate increase to 2.3% (also posted in the EQ thread).

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