Eligible for CDIC coverage

Enjoy competitive savings account rates with Oaken Financial

We offer one of the best daily interest rates available in Canada. All savings accounts are eligible for CDIC coverage, up to all applicable limits, so you know your money is always safe.

Everything you need to keep your hard-earned money safe, and working for you

One of the highest daily interest rates in Canada, with no minimum balances.

You can easily transfer money from your account to an Oaken GIC, so it’s easy to take your saving to the next level.

If you have Oaken GICs, it’s easy to transfer matured balances to your savings account.

Access your money whenever you need it.

Choose either Home Bank or Home Trust Company as the issuer for each account, both of which are separate members of CDIC.

With Oaken Digital Banking, you’re also able to check your balances and manage your account with just a few clicks.

Why you should have a savings account

A savings account may seem a little old-fashioned when you consider all the options available today, but it can still be an important part of your overall financial planning. Here’s just a few reasons why you should have a savings account:

There’s a reason why this most basic form of bank account is called a “savings” account. That’s because one of the best things you can do to help build your savings, is to keep your savings separate from your main daily banking account. With the growth of digital payments, and with access to your money just a tap away, it’s all too easy to spend more than you intend if you’re not careful. By keeping your savings in a separate and dedicated account, it’s less likely that you’ll use your savings for unintended purposes.

You can use a savings account to set up automatic contributions as part of a “pay yourself first” savings strategy. You can even set up pre-authorized transfers from your other bank accounts to your savings account. It’s an easy way to build your savings, as once you’ve set it up, there’s no more work for you to do.

With a savings account, there are no restrictions on when you can access your cash. You do not have to maintain a minimum balance in order to qualify for the advertised rate of interest.*

One of the most critical requirements of any emergency fund is actually being able to access your fund in the event of an emergency! You never know exactly when you might need this money, so it’s critical that you can withdraw your funds at any time, and with little notice. That’s why a savings account is the ideal place to keep an emergency fund.

Safeguard your savings

Like our Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs), the funds in your savings account are eligible for CDIC insurance coverage. When you open each account, you’ll have the option to choose either Home Bank or Home Trust Company as the issuer. Both entities are separate CDIC members, so you can relax knowing that your funds are fully protected by CDIC insurance coverage (up to applicable limits), so your money will always be there when you need it.

*The savings account interest rate is annualized, current as of today's data, and subject to change without notice. Interest is calculated daily and paid monthly.