Building your emergency fund
Life is often filled with surprises. When it comes to unforeseen events like job loss, illness, or major home repairs, it’s important to be financially prepared.
Everyone experiences a cash crunch
Some call it emergency funds, while others call it savings. Whatever the label, setting aside enough to fund your personal expenses is a good idea to help survive those rainy days.
Small savings can add up
See where you can cut costs and put away a few extra dollars toward your growing emergency fund. A good goal is to have an emergency fund that covers at least three to six months of total living expenses.
Registered plan for your emergency savings
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Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)
A TFSA is a great way to save for both short and long-term goals, with the flexibility to withdraw your money at any time without penalty.1
Earn up to $350 with an eligible TFSA and RRSP.*
Products for your emergency savings
Having access to a ready reserve of cash will prevent you from taking on additional debt.
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The Scotiabank Savings Accelerator Account may be opened within the following registered investment accounts - TFSA, RRSP, RESP, RRIF and RDSP.
Winter Investment Campaign Offer Terms and Conditions
The Scotiabank Registered Account Welcome Offer (the “Offer”) is available between November 1, 2023 and February 29, 2024 (the “Offer Period”) to individuals who open an eligible Scotia Registered Retirement Savings Plan or Tax-Free Savings Account during the Offer Period (each an “Eligible Registered Account”) and complete certain qualifying activities.
For the purposes of this Offer, the following Scotia Registered Accounts are eligible for the Offer: Scotia Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs, excluding Locked-In Plans such as LIRAs and LRSPs) (each an “Eligible RRSP”) and Scotia Tax-Free Savings Accounts (each an “Eligible TFSA”). Scotia RRIFs, FHSAs, RESPs, RDSPs, and non-registered Scotia Investment Accounts are not eligible for the Offer. In order to qualify for a Cash Bonus (defined below) the individual cannot have held the same type of Eligible Registered Account (as that opened during the Offer Period) with either The Bank of Nova Scotia or Scotia Securities Inc. (together, “Scotiabank”) in the 6 months preceding the Offer Period.
To qualify for a cash bonus (the “Cash Bonus”):
1. Open one or more new Eligible Registered Account(s) during the Offer Period;
2. By February 29, 2024, contribute or transfer-in a Minimum Qualifying Investment Amount (as defined below) into your new Eligible Registered Account(s) and maintain that Minimum Qualifying Investment Amount until May 31, 2024 to qualify for either of the following Cash Bonuses:
|Minimum Qualifying Investment Amount*||Eligible Registered Account(s)||Cash Bonus|
|$3,000 into any one of your new Eligible Registered Account(s)||Either an Eligible RRSP or Eligible TFSA||$150|
|$3,000 into both a new Eligible RRSP and a new Eligible TFSA (for a total minimum of $6,000 combined)||Both an Eligible RRSP and an Eligible TFSA||$350|
*For purposes of calculating the Minimum Qualifying Investment Amount, the book value of the contributions and/or transfers-in will be used to determine eligibility.
3. By February 29, 2024 set up a recurring pre-authorized contribution (PAC) from any Scotiabank personal bank account of at least $50 total per month in any of your Eligible Registered Account(s), which must have recurred for a minimum of 3 consecutive months by May 31, 2024.
Customers are responsible to confirm their contribution limits noted on their most current Notice of Assessment issued by the Canada Revenue Agency prior to making any contribution to their Eligible Registered Account(s). Scotiabank is not responsible for any contribution over a customer’s limit in connection with this Offer. The Cash Bonus is not considered a contribution and therefore will not impact contribution limits.
As applicable, the Cash Bonus will be paid into your new Eligible Registered Account on or around July 31, 2024 provided all Offer conditions outlined above have been satisfied. Your Eligible Registered Account(s) must be open and in good standing at the time of the Cash Bonus payout. For purposes of this Offer, an Eligible Registered Account is not in 'good standing' if the account holder is in breach of the Eligible Registered Account’s client account agreements. If more than one Eligible Registered Account is opened and each qualifies for the Offer, the Cash Bonus will be paid into only one of the Eligible Registered Account(s) in the following order: (1) Eligible RRSP, then (2) Eligible TFSA. In the case where multiple Eligible Registered Accounts of the same type are opened (e.g., where multiple Eligible RRSPs are opened), the Cash Bonus will be paid into only one of the new Eligible Registered Accounts. For a spousal RRSP, the Cash Bonus will be paid into that plan and not paid to the contributor.
This Offer is non-transferable, non-saleable, may not be exchanged for cash and may not be duplicated. Limit of one (1) Cash Bonus per customer, regardless of the number of Eligible Registered Accounts opened. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers except as otherwise permitted.