Is Manulife One right for you?
Yes, if you:
- Want to refinance or transfer in your mortgage and have at least 20% equity
- Are buying a new home and have a down payment of 20% or more
- Want to simplify your finances with an all-in-one mortgage and banking account
- Prefer a flexible alternative to a traditional mortgage
If you prefer a more traditional mortgage option, check out:Manulife Bank Select
How does Manulife One work?
Let’s look at how Manulife One brings your finances together.
Sub-accounts let you lock in a portion of your debt at a fixed or variable interest rate with an open or closed term. There are two types of sub-accounts – term sub-accounts and tracking sub-accounts. A term sub-account may be a great option if you want to ensure a portion of your debt is repaid over time, you’ll enjoy a defined amortization period and predictable monthly principal and interest payments – much like a traditional mortgage. A term sub-account is a great option if you want to, for example, buy a car or renovate your home.
Tracking sub-accounts allow you to track part of your debt, and the interest it’s charged separately, at the same low variable interest rate as your main account. This can work well if you, for example, loan some money to a family member and want to keep the related financials separate from your main account, or you’ve purchased an investment and want to track the debt separately for tax purposes. Tracking sub-accounts allow you to choose monthly interest-only payments or principal and interest payments.
When you buy a home, mortgage-freedom can often seem like a distant destination. But, what if you could get there faster and save thousands in interest along the way? Here’s how Manulife One can help you reach mortgage-freedom sooner.
Your home is more than just a place to live. It can provide you with options for retirement. With Manulife One, you can free up cash for whatever you need, tax-free, with a low-interest line of credit secured by the value of your home. Plus, you’ll only pay interest on the money you use, and you can pay it back at any time.
No one knows what interest rates will be like in five years, so putting all your mortgage eggs into one basket is actually risky, as you have to try to time the market and renew your entire mortgage at the same time.
Benefits of Manulife One
Manulife One offers you an all-in-one mortgage and banking account with competitive interest rates and account fees.
*Annual Percentage Rate. See "Cost of borrowing" for more information.
For the main account interest is calculated on the daily closing balance and posted to your account monthly. When the main account is in a positive balance, interest is compounded monthly, not in advance.
For a fixed rate sub-account interest is compounded semi-annually, not in advance.
For a variable rate sub-account interest is compounded monthly, not in advance. Variable rates change with Manulife One Base Rate and is subject to change without notice.
Unlimited Daily Banking fee of $16.95 ($9.95 if you're 60 years or older).
If you maintain a positive balance of $5,000 or more across the account, we'll waive the Unlimited Daily Banking fee.
- Direct deposits (Canadian funds)
- Deposits and withdrawals at over 3,500 ABMs across Canada on THE EXCHANGE® Network
- Interac® e-Transfers
- 24/7 online banking and telephone banking
- Mobile banking, including mobile cheque deposit
- Debit card purchases in Canada2
- In-store cash back at participating retailers
- Pre-authorized payments
- Bill payments
- Funds transfers
- Cheque writing (Canadian funds)
|ABM withdrawal in Canada (without THE EXCHANGE Network)||$1.50|
|ABM withdrawal outside Canada 2||$3|
|Debit card direct payment (outside Canada)||$1|
|Manulife Bank initiated||$5|
|Incoming wire transfers||$15|
|Sending wire transfers
|$10,001 to $50,000||$50|
|Within the last year||$5|
|Older than one year||$10|
|Non-sufficient funds (NSF)||Fee|
|Paid||$5 plus overdraft interest|
|Invalid cheque deposit||$7|
(instead of a certified cheque)
|Outgoing cheque collection||$50|
|Non-magnetic ink character recognition encoded cheque
|Standard courier/mailing charges for
rushed debit cards, personal identification numbers (PIN) and statements etc.
|Deposit a foreign currency cheque into a Canadian Dollar account3||$10|
|Item processed within the last 90 days
(includes a photocopy)
|Item processed longer than 90 days ago||$35/hour, minimum fee $15|
|Detailed recap of account transactions||$35/hour, minimum fee $15|
|Audit confirmation or confirmation of account letter||$35/hour, minimum fee $15|
|Bill payment tracing, investigation or refund||$15|
- Fees are subject to change with at least 30 days of prior written notice. Clients who have chosen not to receive paper statements can find any changes posted online.
- All fees are charged per item, unless stated otherwise.
- Charges are automatically applied to your account.
- Other convenience fees may apply to withdrawals made at non-THE EXCHANGE® Network ABMs.
- Additional convenience fees may apply when you make direct-payment purchases with your debit card.
- Other banks and financial institutions may charge additional transaction fees
- Additional administrative services may have extra costs
2 Other convenience fees may apply to withdrawals made at ABMs that are not part of THE EXCHANGE® Network and direct-payment purchases using your Manulife Bank access card. Fee will be waived when there is a positive balance of $5,000 or more across the account after the transaction is made.
3 Rate fluctuations could affect amount deposited into account. Cheques can be deposited to your account using an ABM, our mobile banking app, deposit slips with an RBC Royal Bank teller and by mailing us the cheque directly.
4 Rate fluctuations could affect amount returned to account.
Borrowing money to buy a home is exciting, but it’s not free. Being approved for a mortgage loan comes with some costs. You’ll have one-time costs as well as ongoing expenses that come with homeownership. Here's what you need to know about borrowing money with a Manulife One mortgage.
Your mortgage interest rate is the fee your lender charges you to borrow money. It’s a percentage of your mortgage loan amount. Here’s an example: if you borrow $100,000 and your lender charges an interest rate of 5%, you’ll pay $5,000 per year in interest.
Interest rates for Manulife One
The Manulife One Base Rate is a variable interest rate used to determine the rate applicable to your Manulife One Main Account and any Variable-Rate Sub-Accounts. Refer to your Operating Agreement or log into your account for additional information on the interest rate specific to your account. The Manulife One Base Rate is set independently of Manulife Bank’s Prime lending rate and may change without notice.
If you divide your main account into sub-accounts, you’ll choose a fixed or variable interest rate for each individual sub-account. Please refer to your Operating Agreement or log in to our secure online banking for additional interest rate information.
The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Fixed Rate Accounts is set from time to time and is guaranteed for the term selected. Interest is calculated monthly and compounded semi-annually, not in advance. The early termination of a Fixed Rate Account will be subject to an interest penalty. APR is the total cost of borrowing provided as an annual percentage, which includes our current interest rate and charges such as appraisal costs and legal fees. As there are no charges applicable to set up a Fixed Rate Account under a Manulife One account, the APR is as stated above which is our current interest rate.
First and second-position mortgages
The current Manulife One interest rate is available on first-position accounts and as an introductory rate for second-position Manulife One accounts. If your first position mortgage renews and you keep your Manulife One account in second position:
- Your maximum borrowing limit will not increase
- A higher interest rate will be charged
The interest for positive balances and variable rate sub-accounts is compounded monthly. For fixed rate sub-accounts, interest is compounded semi-annually. However, it doesn’t really compound because the interest must be paid off each month. To do an apples-to-apples comparison of effective interest rates, you should add about 0.10% to 0.15% (10 to 15 Basis Points or BPS) to the posted Manulife One rates. For example, 8% compounded semi-annually, not in advance would have an effective rate of 8.16% at year-end, whereas, 8% compounded monthly, not in advance, would have an effective rate of 8.30% - a difference of 0.14% (or 14 BPS).
A credited rate is interest you earn on the positive balance in your main Manulife One account. It’s calculated on your daily closing balance and paid to you each month. The credited interest rate is variable, it’s not guaranteed and can change at any time.
One-time costs you’ll have with Manulife One
- Legal fees: You are responsible for paying the legal fees associated with setting up your mortgage. Specific legal fees relating to individual home purchases vary by transaction and depend on individual circumstances and on the lawyer’s fee.
- Discharge fee: Upon discharge of a mortgage associated with a Manulife One account, a discharge preparation fee applies. It is subject to change. As of May 14, 2017, our discharge fee is $375. It is subject to change.
Conventional (standard) mortgages and collateral mortgages
All mortgage loans are secured by real property (such as your house), and that security is recorded in the appropriate provincial or territorial registry office. Some provinces refer to this as the registration of an encumbrance or a "charge" (or “hypothec” in Quebec). There are two types of charges that may be registered: conventional (also known as "standard") or collateral.
Manulife One and Manulife Bank Select are registered as collateral charges, while our Preferred Rate Mortgage is registered as a conventional (standard) charge. Learn more about the similarities and differences between collateral and conventional (standard) charges here or on the Canadian Bankers Association website.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
The FCAC is an independent government body that oversees the conduct of federally regulated financial entities to ensure they comply with federal legislation and regulations. They also provide consumers with information relating to their rights and responsibilities in their dealings with Canadian financial institutions. For general mortgage information from the FCAC, visit their site.
1Interest is calculated on the daily closing balance and posted to your account monthly. When the main account is in a negative balance, interest is compounded monthly, not in advance.
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Making a payment to your Manulife One account is easy. All you need to do is deposit money into your account. We encourage you to deposit your income into your Manulife One account so each time you get paid you automatically reduce your interest costs. Here are some other ways you can deposit money into your account:
Interest in your Main account is calculated on your daily closing balance and debited from or credited to your account on the last business day of the month. It takes into account all deposits and withdrawals you made. If your account has a negative balance, you'll be charged interest. If your account has a positive balance, we'll pay you interest.
Manulife One gives you the flexibility to divide your debt between sub-accounts so you can track portions of it separately. There are two types of sub-accounts:
Tracking sub-accounts: Have the same variable rate as your main account. They offer interest only or principal and interest payment options.
Term sub-accounts: Have a fixed or variable interest rate and a specific amortization period. They offer predictable monthly principal and interest payments - much like a traditional mortgage.
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