Is our Registered Advantage Account right for you?
Yes, if you:
- Want to invest within an RRSP
- Want your money to stay safe and keep growing
- Don’t want your money locked-in
Benefits of our Registered Advantage Account
Our Registered Advantage Account offers a high interest rate on all your money:
With our Registered Advantage Account, there are no fees to open an account, make deposits or withdraw funds. Other services and fees include:
Additional services such as an Official Cheque (in lieu of a certified cheque) are also available. Please review our Services and Fee Guide for a complete list of all services and associated fees.
Fees are subject to change with at least 30 days of prior written notice. If you don’t receive paper statements, you can find all fee information online.
1 The variable annual interest rate is applied to all funds in the account. Interest is calculated daily on the total daily balance and paid monthly. Rate is subject to change without notice. Withholding taxes may apply if funds are moved to a non-registered account.
Manulife Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), which means your deposits are eligible for CDIC deposit insurance protection. Visit cdic.ca for information on eligible deposits.
There are three ways you can deposit money into your Registered Advantage Account. You can link an account from another bank and transfer funds, you can mail us a cheque, or you can ask your advisor to make your deposit for you. There are no fees for deposits.
In general, you should avoid withdrawing your retirement savings before you retire. However, if you need access to your money in an emergency, or if you are taking advantage of the Home Buyers’ Plan to buy a home or the Lifelong Learning Plan to pay for education, there are two ways you can withdraw money from your Registered Advantage Account. You can link an account from another bank and transfer funds or you can ask us to write you a cheque. There are no processing fees for withdrawals but withholding tax applies if withdrawal is not made as part of the Home Buyer's Plan or Life Long Learning Plan
If you're already a Manulife Bank customer, you can open an RRSP online. Simply sign into online banking, then select open an RRSP in the left-side column. You'll be prompted to answer a couple questions, and your account will be set up right away.
If you don't have an account with us yet, you'll need to speak to your advisor. You can find an advisor here or send us an email with your request and your postal code and we'll help you find an advisor in your area.
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