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CIBC Tax Advantage Savings Account

I visited the CIBC page today and apparently its TSFA account is being dubbed as a “Tax Advantage Savings Account” and you can read more about it at http://www.cibc.com/ca/investing/tfsa/tax-advantage-savings-acct.html.

As you can see on the page, it does indicate that you must invest at least $25 into the account. What caught my attention though is that on the page it says that there is a $100 fee should you decide to transfer some or all of your TFSA funs to another financial instruction.

A little high don’t you think? If that is the case and you decided to switch, I don’t see why you can’t just take the money out manually and then just deposit that into a different bank. I must say, this is the least enthusiastic plan I have seen thus far.

Looking At The Fees To Maintain A TFSA Account

While looking at some of the banking sites today I realized that some banks appear to have fees associated with the account. Depending on who you open up the account with, there could be things such as a withdrawal fee.

For example, I noticed with TD Canada allows one withdrawal from your account and then charges $5 a piece afterwards. I guess that is something to look out for as you decide to open up an account.

I’ll try to research more as I am in the midst of setting up a category for each bank and everyone can contribute as well.