- Canadian High-Interest Savings - A New Hope - I opened savings accounts with four Canadian institutions, and compared the experiences
- The Canadian High-Interest Savings Strike Back - I compared the web interface and money transfer experience at the four institutions
- Return Of The Canadian High-Interest Savings - I compared the other features of savings accounts at each institution, including bill payment, online banking and ABM/branch availability
If you're looking for a no-fee savings account to add to your portfolio, I have a referral code that you can use to get started with a $25 sign-up bonus. Here's what you have to do:
- Fill out the online application for a new account.
- In the "Orange Key" field on the application form, enter my referral code: 17093935S1
- Send ING a cheque, made out to yourself, for at least $100. This accomplishes two things:
- It creates a link between ING and your chequing account, so that you can move funds back and forth between institutions
- It qualifies you for the $25 bonus, since you need to make an initial deposit of at least $100 to qualify
The great thing about savings accounts is that there's no downside to opening them up and trying them out. Getting started with a $25 bonus just sweetens the deal, since ING is a great bank to deal with.
Disclosure: Since I'm providing the Orange Key, I will also receive a bonus for every new customer who signs up with an initial deposit of $100 or more.