Is Oaken Financial CDIC Insured?

Yes! Each deposit can be made with either Home Bank or Home Trust Company, both of which are CDIC members. As a result, up to the applicable limits, all of your Oaken deposits are covered by the CDIC.

Is Oaken financial secure?

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) insures your deposits at Oaken Financial up to $100,000 per account category. This is due to the fact that your funds are held with either Home Bank or Home Trust Company, both of which are CDIC members.

You have the option of having your funds deposited with either Home Bank or Home Trust Company when you open your account.

What investments are not covered by CDIC?

Here’s an example of an RRSP portfolio – and what qualifies for CDIC coverage and what doesn’t:

Within an insured category – an RRSP – GICs and term deposits are eligible deposits. Deposits that fall into one of the categories are protected up to $100,000. As a result, $60,000 of the total deposits of $240,000 is covered.

Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are not insured by the CDIC, thus $180,000 in those investments is not covered.

What banks are covered by CDIC?

Note that the sub-bullets in this list reflect trade names that CDIC member institutions have identified. CDIC makes every effort to ensure that the information about trade names supplied here is accurate, comprehensive, and current, but it cannot guarantee its accuracy, completeness, or currency.

A “trade name” is a distinct company name that a member institution uses to promote qualified deposit products. A trade name does not identify a particular CDIC member. As a result, qualifying deposits made under a trade name are safeguarded up to $100,000 per category, per depositor, with deposits retained at the member institution. Additional deposit insurance coverage is not available for deposits made under a trading name.

Are money market funds covered by CDIC?

Money market funds, on the other hand, aren’t fool-proof because they’re not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) or guaranteed by their selling businesses. Investors should cease thinking of them that way.

How long has oaken Financial been around?

Although Oaken Financial was started in 2013, its parent firm, Home Trust, was established in 1987, more than 30 years earlier. Home Trust is most known for its mortgage and credit card services, but Oaken is the company’s consumer deposit division. When you open an account or purchase a GIC with Oaken Financial, you can pick between Home Trust and Home Bank, which the former purchased in 2015. Because both institutions are members of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), any deposits or investments in an Oaken HISA or a GIC are covered up to $100,000. (this amount includes both your principal deposit and interest earned).

How do I withdraw money from oaken?

You can request and/or authorize withdrawal transactions in person at any of our corporate offices, over the phone at 1-855-OAKEN-22 (625-3622), online, or through any other method we provide.

Are deposits held at a bank branch in Canada by a non-resident or non-Canadian citizen eligible for CDIC coverage?

The eligibility of depositors’ deposits for CDIC coverage is unaffected by their location or nationality. If the monies are qualifying deposits and are recorded at a branch or office of a CDIC member institution in Canada, a non-resident or non-Canadian citizen’s deposit is covered by the CDIC.

Are funds “in transit” still covered by CDIC? I have money at one CDIC member (ABC Trust) and I have instructed them to transfer the funds to another CDIC member (XYZ Bank) in an eligible deposit.

Yes. The term “in transit” simply refers to the fact that your transfer instructions have not yet been fully implemented. ABC Trust or XYZ Bank would be accountable to you for the funds at all times. XYZ Bank’s liability would begin when it received the funds from ABC Trust, and ABC Trust would remain liable for the funds until XYZ Bank received them.

Are market-linked GICs eligible for deposit insurance?

Savings accounts, chequing accounts, GICs or other term deposits, money orders, certified checks, and bank drafts issued by CDIC members are all eligible deposits.

Because market-linked or index-linked deposits are term deposits whose returns are related to a change in a stock exchange index, they are covered by the CDIC. They are neither a security nor an insurance contract. They are term deposits that can be redeemed at the end of the term.

What CDIC not insured?

Here’s an example of a portfolio within a single TFSA – and what qualifies for CDIC coverage and what doesn’t:

GICs and term deposits are TFSA-eligible deposits that are insured up to $100,000. As a result, $15,000 of the $27,000 in total deposits is covered.

Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are not insured by the CDIC, thus $12,000 in those investments is not covered.

What is protected by CDIC?

Everyone who has money in an RRSP will have to start taking money out of an RRIF when they reach the age of 72. Consider what would happen if your bank went bankrupt that year, preventing you from accessing your money.

CDIC is a Crown organization that assures that qualifying deposits of depositors are protected in the event that one of its member banking institutions fails.

A registered retirement income fund can protect up to $100,000 in cash and term deposits, such as Guaranteed Investment Certificates.

The same is true for qualifying deposits in Tax-Free Savings Accounts and several other CDIC insurance categories.

Since 1967, no retiree — or Canadian of any age — has lost a single dollar of their insured deposits due to a CDIC member institution’s failure.

If Canadians are concerned about their investments being lost, they can invest in CDIC-insured products.

Does CDIC cover 10 year GICs?

CDIC insurance is available on term deposits, including Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs). That means a GIC with a seven-year original duration, for example, is covered.