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Rates are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change at any time.
The interest rate paid depends on the total daily closing balance. Interest rate is applied to the entire balance, calculated daily, and paid monthly. Regular interest is stated as an annual rate.
Interest is calculated daily and will be paid monthly on the entire balance up to $2,000,000 when the minimum daily closing balance of $25,000 is met.
Scotia Registered Accounts hold Scotia GICs and Mutual Funds. Each account also contains a Cash section through which all transactions are settled. Funds may be accumulated in the Cash section prior to purchasing an investment.
A maximum of five Premium Periods at any one time, each of which can have a length of 90 days, 180 days, 270 days, or 360 days. For each Premium Period, Premium Interest is calculated daily by applying the Premium Interest Rate to each deposit, including any accumulated Regular Interest, until the end of the Premium Period. Premium Interest is paid at the end of each Premium Period, so long as NO DEBIT TRANSACTION HAS OCCURRED within that Premium Period. When a debit transaction occurs, no Premium Interest is payable for that Premium Period and a new Premium Period of the same length will commence the same day. Refer to Current Rates Page for current Regular Interest Rates, which are subject to change.
The bonus interest rate (The “Bonus Rate”) applies to New Deposits (defined below) made into an eligible Scotiabank Savings Accelerator Account (“SSAA”) between August 14, 2023 and January 31, 2024 (the “Bonus Rate Period”). Eligible SSAAs include only those held within a First Home Savings Account (FHSA) at either The Bank of Nova Scotia or Scotia Securities Inc. (together, “Scotiabank”). SSAAs held within a TFSA, RRSP, RRIF, LIF, Registered Locked-In RSP, RESP, RDSP or any other registered plan or non-registered account at Scotiabank are not eligible for this Bonus Rate.
During the Bonus Rate Period, the Bonus Rate of 4.25% will be earned only on that portion of the SSAA Daily Balance that is greater than the SSAA Daily Balance as of August 13 2023 (“New Deposits”). The “SSAA Daily Balance” means, with respect to any particular day, the closing balance in the eligible SSAA. In addition, New Deposits will continue to earn interest at the posted annual interest rate for the SSAA (click here for current rates).
The Bonus Rate will cease to apply as of February 1, 2024. The bonus interest earned during the Bonus Rate Period will be calculated daily and paid monthly. All interest rates described herein are annual rates.
SSAAs must be open and in good standing in order to receive any interest calculated at the Bonus Rate. A SSAA is not in 'good standing' if it has a negative balance, or the account holder is in breach of the account agreement with Scotiabank.
It is the SSAA account holder’s responsibility to determine his or her maximum allowable annual contributions in SSAAs held in registered plans.
All other terms and conditions of the SSAA continue to apply, refer to https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/bank-accounts/savings-accounts/savings-accelerator-account.html for details, including calculation of interest.
By accepting this offer, you consent to receive messages from Scotiabank via e-mail, Scotia OnLine and/or the Scotiabank Mobile Banking App so that we can notify you when the Bonus Rate Period and the offer are expiring and what interest rate will take effect after the Bonus Rate Period expires. Should you ever need to change your email address, you can update it by calling us or going into a branch.
These offer terms, including the Bonus Rate, may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time, in whole or in part, without notice.
Scotia Securities Inc. is a mutual fund dealer and is a corporate entity, separate from, although wholly-owned by, The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank"). ScotiaFunds are managed by 1832 Asset Management L.P. and are available from Scotia Securities Inc. 1832 Asset Management L.P. is a limited partnership the general partner of which is wholly-owned by Scotiabank. Scotia Smart Investor is a trade name of Scotia Securities Inc.
Interest on funds in Canadian currency held in the Savings Account of your Scotia TFSA is calculated on your closing balance and paid monthly. During a leap year, interest is earned on the leap day. Upon account closure, interest earned up to the day of closure is paid on the account balance. The interest rate paid depends on the total daily closing balance. Interest rate is applied to the entire balance, calculated daily, and paid monthly. Regular interest is stated as an annual rate.
Momentum Savings Premium is paid at the end of each 90 day period (Momentum Savings Period) if you do not initiate or permit any debit transaction or allow your balance to fall below the minimum balance required during that period.
If your dealer is The Bank of Nova Scotia, any Canadian currency you hold as cash in your account is also protected by CDIC, subject to maximum coverage and other limitations. If Scotia Securities Inc. is your dealer, Canadian currency held as cash is not insured by the CDIC. However, Canadian currency GICs or high interest savings held in a Scotia Securities Inc. account are issued by member institutions of the CDIC, and may be insured as eligible deposits, subject to maximum coverage and other limitations.